Full TGIF Record # 57285
Item 1 of 1
Material Type:Chapter
Author(s):Snow, James T.
Author Affiliation:National Director, USGA Green Section
Title:Turfgrass selection for golf course construction
Section:Construction and grow-in
Volume Editors:Graves, Robert Muir and Cornish, Geoffrey S.
Monographic Source:Golf Course Design, 1998, p. 277-296.
# of Pages:20
Publishing Information:New York: John Wiley & Sons
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Choice of species; Golf courses; Adaptation; Climate; Soil requirements; Salt tolerance; Soil acidity; Disease resistance; Insect resistance; Heat resistance; Cold resistance; Drought resistance; Evapotranspiration; Establishment rate; Wear resistance; Plant recovery; Shade resistance; Fertilization; Mowing height; Shoot density; Aesthetic values; Leaf texture; Budgets; Cool season turfgrasses; Warm season turfgrasses; Transition zone; Tropical climate; Golf greens; Golf tees; Golf fairways; Golf rough; Blends; Sources; Puccinellia distans; Agrostis stolonifera; Festuca arundinacea; Lolium perenne; Fine fescues; Poa pratensis; Paspalum vaginatum; Zoysia; Stenotaphrum secundatum; Hybrid bermudagrasses; Cynodon; Paspalum notatum; Eremochloa ophiuroides; Axonopus affinis; Bouteloua dactyloides; Agrostis tenuis; Poa annua
Abstract/Contents:Lists and discusses the factors to be considered when selecting species and cultivars of grass for a golf course. Topics discussed include: climatic adaptation of grasses; soil requirements; disease, insect, heat, cold, and drought resistance; establishment rate; wear resistance and recuperative ability; shade tolerance; fertility requirements; cutting height; turfgrass density; aesthetic factors, and cost. Commonly used warm- and cool-season species are ranked on each of these qualities. Also includes a discussion of grasses for greens, tees, fairways and roughs in cool temperate, transition, warm temperate, and tropical climates. Includes a list of sources of information on turfgrass species and cultivars.
See Also:For more information about the book this record is from, R=56405
Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"'Turfgrass Selection' found in Golf Course Design by Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey S. Cornish. The National Director of the USGA provides a chapter on turfgrass selection for golf courses in every climate zone of the United States." p. 124
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D1; C1; M4; H2
See Also:Other items relating to: Fine Fescue Fairways

Other items relating to: Salinity Management For Cool Season Grasses
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Snow, J. T. 1998. Turfgrass selection for golf course construction. In Graves, Robert Muir and Cornish, Geoffrey S. (eds.) Golf Course Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Fastlink to access this record outside TGIF: https://tic.msu.edu/tgif/flink?recno=57285
If there are problems with this record, send us feedback about record 57285.
Choices for finding the above item:
Find Item @ MSU
MSU catalog number: GV 975 .G586 1998
Request through your local library's inter-library loan service (bring or send a copy of this TGIF record)