Soil Physical Analysis
Soil physical properties (particle size, pore space, bulk density, etc.) have a large effect on drainage, susceptibility to compaction, and moisture retention.
The basic Complete Physical Analysis is the S004 test which includes: Particle Size, organic matter by ash, sand
fractions, saturated hydraulic conductivity, 30cm moisture retention, non-capillary pore space, capillary pore space, total pore space, bulk density, particle density, pH, and visual classification.
While this is suitable for most agricultural purposes, more specialized tests such as the Bunker Sand Characterization (S008) and the Moisture Curve Package (S009) are appropriate for golf courses.