Our bocce ball installations are divided into a number of construction categories and pricing schedules. First, the physical location of the court on a specific property will be a factor as well as the location across the country or around the world. Although we are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have crews standing by to pack up and hit the road whether it's in Sonoma County or the South of France.
No matter where you live, contact us to make your authentic bocce ball court dreams a reality.
You will only do this once so do it right. Yes, it's possible to build a bocce court on a shoe string and a prayer, but the string would be thin and the prayer won't be answered so just do it right please. Bocce courts have come of age. This sport requires real engineering, quality construction and attention to details. Today families are recognizing that they don't want to rake and roll their courts every time they play. They also don't like the look of fake bright green grass that radiates heat to 130 degrees and looks like it came from the "I love fake green grass bin" Organic surfaces are fine and we have a great one, but still lots of maintenance.
The first element of pricing will come from the type of court construction and bocce surface chosen. The least expensive bocce court construction model would be a large timber border using a single 6" x 8" or larger, drill them and anchor in place. The excavation and depth of drain field or alternative surface drain would affect cost as well as any off-haul required and location of court relative to the access point. Because of its short life span and ability to warp quickly, Bocce Builders does not recommend a post and plank installation. Alternatively, the recommended border (but more expensive) would be a concrete stem wall with a high quality weather treated mounted board that would be drilled, countersunk and bolted to the wall—we typically use a vertical grained, clear, kiln dried cedar as it resists the weather best and looks great for years. Another high quality alternative is a single 8" x 12" cedar beam. These are the best two border systems.
Take a look at our “Construction Pages” to see more details. Don’t faint, but building your court correctly requires a special skill set and experience…..real construction criteria, quality components, low or no maintenance surfaces and more consistent ball roll and speed is being demanded making these qualities the norm and not the exception. Doing it correctly is also probably more expensive then you thought. High quality organic blends like our Fog City Organic Bocce Blend ranges from $4-$8/sq. ft. depending on thickness, the patented Pacific Pearl System is priced closer to $18.50/sq.ft.-$22.50/sq.ft. based on a 12' minimum width (yes, this surface can be made narrower and wider, but 12' is the minimum you are paying for) and our World Synthetic Competitive Bocce Surface is more than twice the Pacific Pearl. So on a 12' x 60' court you can spend $3-8k, $13k or $27k on the surface alone.
In summary, pricing has quite a range. We also ship our Pacific Pearl Bocce Surface Systems worldwide and offer on-site installation supervision services. You pay for a flight, a few meals and a bit more for supervision, but you can also sleep knowing your court is installed correctly by a trained an experienced installer.