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7 Factors That Make High-Quality Golf Grass

by Jamie Tedder on Mar 13, 2024


Golf courses are renowned for their lush, green appearance, which is not only visually appealing but also ensures playability. The type of grass used on golf courses is crucial in achieving this aesthetic and maintaining a high-quality playing surface.

Bermuda grass is a warm-season variety widely used in golf courses due to its ability to maintain a dense,  uniform green cover that is as visually stunning as it is excellent in providing a seamless playing experience. It is selected for its resilience, fast wear recovery, and ability to withstand the wear and tear of constant foot traffic and environmental stresses.

What Makes BIMINI® Bermuda a Preferred Grass on Golf Courses

BIMINI® is an improved Bermuda grass variety that boasts heightened characteristics compared to more common Bermuda grasses. In particular, its improved cold tolerance allows it to maintain its beautiful dark green color longer in the fall and green up early in the spring, making it an even more attractive option for golf course grass.

Drought Tolerance

As a warm-season grass, BIMINI® thrives in warmer regions characterized by long periods of high temperatures, mild winters, and high humidity. Its drought-resistant qualities allow it to withstand prolonged dry spells, making it a great option for regions with limited water availability or water restrictions. On average, BIMINI® Bermudagrass requires about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, including rainfall, to maintain its lush, green look.

Low-Mowing Tolerance

Golf courses are usually cut more often and at lower heights than residential lawns. This is to maintain an even playing surface, consistent ball roll, increased ball speed, and improved ball control, which are essential for a great golfing experience. BIMINI® stands out for its ability to tolerate lower mowing heights and can be cut as short as 0.5 inches while maintaining density.


BIMINI® Bermuda is a fast-growing grass that spreads through rhizomes and stolons, forming a dense turf that contributes to a smoother playing surface, essential for a consistent ball roll on golf courses. It improves the game's overall quality and ensures fair play for all. Additionally, a dense turf has increased resistance to weeds, pests, and diseases, maintaining a healthy, green golf course while spending less time and resources on treatments.


BIMINI® Bermuda's vigorous growth rate and deep root system contribute significantly to its durability, allowing it to withstand wear and tear from foot traffic, equipment, golf carts, and other environmental factors commonly encountered on golf courses. This resilience ensures that BIMINI® maintains its quality and playability even under heavy use and in various environmental conditions.

Fast Wear Recovery

Golf courses are subjected to regular heavy foot traffic, leading to wear and tear over time. BIMINI® Bermuda grass's fast growth rate also translates to faster recovery from damage, ensuring minimal downtime and providing golfers with a consistent and enjoyable playing experience throughout the season. This resilience makes BIMINI® Bermuda a preferred choice not only for golf courses but also for other high-traffic sporting fields that require durable and resilient turfgrass.

Fine Texture

BIMINI® Bermuda features fine-bladed grass blades with upright leaf growth, creating a dense, carpet-like turf with a stunning, deep green color. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this fine texture is essential for providing golfers a consistently smooth playing surface, ensuring seamless gameplay.

Cold Tolerance

Cold tolerance is an essential trait in grass for maintaining its green color during winter or in cooler regions. Warm-season grasses that withstand lower temperatures without turning brown or experiencing damage are valued, particularly in golf courses where maintaining aesthetics and playability are crucial.

Among its many characteristics, BIMINI® stands out for its heightened cold tolerance and ability to retain its beautiful, deep green color in colder temperatures. In a trial conducted by Oklahoma State University, BIMINI® ranked number one in traffic tolerance and durability. It is favored for its ability to maintain color longer into fall and green up earlier in the spring, providing golf courses with extended periods of optimal performance.


BIMINI® Bermudagrass for Golf

BIMINI® Bermudagrass has firmly established itself as a preferred grass for golf courses and other sports fields. Its selection for use in the fairways and rough at the prestigious Panther National golf course in Palm Beach, as well as on the Stetson University baseball field, highlights its exceptional quality and performance in high-traffic areas.

Beyond sports, BIMINI® has proven to be an excellent choice for playgrounds, parks, and residential lawns, showcasing its adaptability and durability in diverse applications. Its ability to elevate the landscape and provide a hard-wearing green cover further solidifies its reputation as a top-tier turfgrass option.

Discover the benefits of BIMINI® Bermudagrass for your next project. Visit our website to learn more.