THE PERIL: Creeping bent grass
from golf courses already invades many lawns and gardens; making it resistant to sprays would only make it harder to control.
Golfers will also find a large bent grass
practice green, Zoysia-sodded practice range and a fully stocked pro shop.
Sweeping his hand out over the snowy, marshmallow landscape, he asks the visitor to envision the elevated tees, the dips and rolls of the wide bluegrass fairways, the landing pad-sized greens of bent grass
and the ponds and waterfalls framed by stands of maple and oak.
The tees, fairways and greens are bent grass
. From the championship tees the course measures 7,186 yards, and the par reads 72.
No university studies have yet been completed on how much water you save by switching from grass to ground covers--but here at Sunset our new ground covers are using only 10 to 15 percent of the water that the bent grass
The course offers a 30-acre lake and features bent grass
greens, bluegrass fairways, a putting green, leagues, lessons, special events and an on-site golf pro.
Several of the area's leading courses have switched in recent seasons to the hardy, ultra-dwarf strains of Bermuda grass for their greens after watching their bent grass
turn brown and die.
They also switched the grass on the greens from bent grass
to Champion Bermuda grass, which means in the baking month of August the dancefloors are firm and fast.
The greens were hard, but not overly fast and soft underfoot with the bent grass
perhaps left a shade long to beat the summer heat - a good idea.
Besides the water waste entailed by using an old sprinkler system, we were spending a lot of irrigation on the bent grass
. To look attractive, this grass must be kept very low, about 1/2 to 114 inch high, and it
Woods has been gone for so long that he says it has been nearly three years since he putted on bent grass
like that at Augusta National.
The course features bent grass
from tee to green providing golfers with superior playing surfaces typically associated with only the finest private clubs.