Golf Grasses

Golf course superintendents typically maintain at least two turfgrass varieties — one for putting greens and one (or more) for everywhere else, including collars, fairways, tees and roughs. Many superintendents maintain three varieties, with a different variety (sometimes even a different species) for roughs than in fairways. When selecting a variety for each area of a golf course, several key criteria must be considered.

On putting greens, certainly the first and foremost selection factor is the geographical location of the course, which invariably dictates the climactic conditions the variety must endure. Although many golfers prefer bentgrass putting greens, cool-season bentgrass can present extremely challenging maintenance issues for superintendents in the southern areas of the transition zone. While Buy Sod’s Greens-Quality Bentgrass, grown and thriving in Candor, NC, is far more adapted to summer stresses than other bentgrasses, our Champion Dwarf bermudagrass sod offers an excellent alternative in locales where summer heat and drought can be brutal.

On other areas of the course, the amount of foot and cart traffic, availability of irrigation and levels of sun and shade are all crucial considerations. Click on the appropriate button below to view varieties best suited for golf fairways and tees, putting greens, and golf roughs.

TifTuf Bermudagrasses

Ideal for lawns, sports fields and golf courses, TifTuf bermudagrass promises to be a true game-changer in stellar yet environmentally friendly...

Zeon Zoysiagrass

Exquisitely lovely, yet resilient enough to withstand traffic from carts and cleats, Zeon masters the complex balancing act between lush beauty...

Prizm Zoysiagrass

Prizm was developed to create a more sustainable tee to green grass that requires lower inputs while providing superior aesthetics....

El Toro Zoysiagrass

One of the hardest-working turfgrasses ever released, El Toro was developed to survive extreme drought conditions. Among its many other top-performing...

TifGrand Bermudagrass

Seeking supremacy? TifGrand reigns over most other bermudagrasses. Exceptionally fine bladed and dense, it provides a soft yet resilient surface...

Tifway 419 Bermudagrass

Require proven reliability? Tifway 419 bermudagrass has been a tried-and-true favorite of professional turf managers for more than half a century...