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My local public course (NC) has four greens which are sodded Zoysia.These four are the slowest greens on the course and are very grainy.Most of us hate them despite their being very smooth.
Move to St Louis -- almost everything there is. Great in the summer, waterlogged when it goes dormant. Never have to take a divot -- like playing on a tee everywhere.
Just spent a frustrating afternoon in our 19th hole trying to understand why an agronomist would recommend a zoysia grass for a hilly, clay based, rock infested, crappy course. Price tag Iím hearing is $6mil plus including irrigation. Our Board and greens staff treat our course like a damn laboratory. Zoysia collars around super quick bermuda greens. Patches of different zoysias and bermuda grasses in different fairways for observation. I read where Hasentree CC has struggled and I hear from my member friends that the Dogwood at CCNC project may not be as pleasing as hoped after some time. Why would anyone try to remove 100 acres of really good common bermuda and replace with zoysia in central NC? We have a ton of play as well. [size=78%]There is no such things as ďgoodĒ common bermudagrass. I think maybe you may have the common name nomenclature confused. [/size]Hart
There is no such things as ďgoodĒ common bermudagrass. I think maybe you may have the common name nomenclature confused.