Best Sand™ and UNIPAR® Fill Bunkers at 44 Top-Ranked Courses

Nearly half of top 100 US golf courses using company’s bunker sand

Covia announced today that
with the merger of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin last June to form Covia, Best
Sand and UNIPAR bunker sand and topdressing can be sourced from the same
company. Nearly half of top 100 golf courses in the U.S. are using Best
Sand and UNIPAR bunker sand – making Covia products the clear choice of
America’s best facilities.

on the tees, the greens, or the hazards, consistency and playability set Covia’s
golf sand apart. The cleaner, pure white sand that is always playable—with
championship-level performance and enduring aesthetics­—is an important reason
why country clubs and courses can attract new members. 

and course maintenance directors, thinking about spring restoration projects,
can count on Covia’s coast-to-coast supply capabilities to ensure fast, door-to-door
solutions with a comprehensive distribution network. Nearly 50 plants with more
than 50 million tons of annual production capacity are strategically located,
defining Covia as the dependable supplier.  One course maintenance director said, “The Company
has a great product, regardless of the course location. You know what you’re
going to get; you know the product that’s coming to you.”

a new company with the same enduring commitment to our customers, which was the
promise of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin,” said Terry Gwinn, regional sales
manager for golf and turf products. “Our name has changed, but our desire to
see golf courses impress their players is permanent.”

is showcasing its golf sand product lines in booth 1919 at the Golf Industry
Show February 6-7 at the San Diego Convention Center.


is a leading provider of minerals and material solutions for the Industrial and
Energy markets, representing the legacy and combined strengths from the June
2018 merger of Unimin and Fairmount Santrol. The Company is a leading provider
of diversified mineral solutions to the glass, ceramics, coatings, polymers,
construction, water filtration, sports and recreation markets. The Company
offers a broad array of high-quality products, including high-purity silica
sand, nepheline syenite, feldspar, clay, kaolin, lime, resin systems and coated
materials, delivered through its comprehensive distribution network. Covia
offers its Energy customers an unparalleled selection of proppant solutions,
additives, and coated products to enhance well productivity and to address both
surface and down-hole challenges in all well environments. Covia has built
long-standing relationships with a broad customer base consisting of blue-chip
customers. Underpinning these strengths is an unwavering commitment to safety
and to sustainable development further enhancing the value that Covia delivers
to all of its stakeholders. For more information, visit

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