Trinity Zoysia Grass Named for Trinity Forest Golf Club, Site of AT&T Byron Nelson PGA Tournament
Sustainability, Environmental Stewardship Combine forFirm, Fast Surfaces with Lots of Ball Roll
Tournament: AT&T Byron Nelson, 50th Anniversary of Event
Dates: May 14 – 20, 2018
Moves to New Location: Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas
Built on the site of a former landfill. Sustainability, environmental stewardship major themes.
Design of Course: Links style
Type of grass: Trinity Zoysia, named for Trinity Forest, which is the first course in the world to be planted with this low water use, sustainable grass wall-to-wall tees and fairways. The course does not have playable rough. (Grass was formerly known as L1F zoysia in the research stage.) Unplayable edges are planted in native grasses and flowers. Greens are Champion Bermuda.
Height of cut in fairways & tees: .350-inch
Architect: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
Superintendent: Kasey Kauff
Grass developed by: Bladerunner Farms, Poteet Texas
Notable Trinity Forest Course Member: PGA Tour Player Jordan Spieth
For the 50th Anniversary of the AT&T Byron Nelson, the PGA Tour moves to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. The course is grassed with an environmentally friendly grass called Trinity Zoysia, named for the golf course. Trinity Forest was built on the site of a former landfill. Trinity Zoysia was developed in Texas by Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, south of San Antonio.
Why it’s a big story
- 50th Anniversary, move to new location
- Former landfill: Trinity Forest was built on the site of a former landfill reclaimed as a green space.
- Dry, Firm Conditions to Impact Play: Trinity Zoysia is a low water use grass. Not much irrigation required. Weather permitting, the fairways should be super firm and fast. Second shots will be critical and allow player not as long to achieve greater distance due to better ball roll.
- Sustainability: Trinity Zoysia grass uses less water, less fertilizer to make the course environmentally friendly. Dry patches may turn brown but the grass is not dead, just dormant, as a reaction to less water. Once water is reapplied, it turns green again.
About Trinity Zoysia
Trinity Zoysia is a fine-textured dwarf variety of zoysiagrass. While in research and development, the grass was known as L1F Zoysia but was renamed Trinity Zoysia in honor of Trinity Forest Golf Club, the first course in the world to use it Wall-to-wall on a golf course. Trinity Zoysia is planted on the tees and fairways of Trinity Forest. A highly dense turf, Trinity Zoysia is very tolerant to wear and damage from foot traffic and golf carts. It also requires very little fertilizer and very little water, which makes it highly sustainable and environmentally friendly. Trinity Zoysia was developed in Texas by renown turfgrass breeder David Doguet and the team at Bladerunner Farms, just south of San Antonio, in Poteet Texas.
Bladerunner Farms Grass Varieties
For the past 30 years, the founder of Bladerunner Farms, David Doguet, has made it his mission to find and develop sustainable, low maintenance grass varieties and bring them to you, the consumer.
The search for the perfect grass has led him to focus on two distinct families of grasses: Zoysiagrass and Buffalograss.
These two grass families have natural attributes that allow them to require less water, less fertilizer and fewer inputs overall than other grasses. Yes, you can have a beautiful home lawn, golf course or sports field without all of the water, fertilizer, mowing or chemicals commonly used on other grasses. That’s been the Bladerunner Farms goal for three decades. We’re happy to report that the grasses we offer you today meet or exceed the criteria of sustainability. You can you have a beautiful lawn, golf course or sports field that you can water less often, use less fertilizer and that requires less maintenance!
How to Get our Grass
All of our low maintenance, proprietary turfgrasses are sold through licensed and Certified sod producers. Our grass is sold only as sod or sprigs, no seed.
In San Antonio, Texas, Bladerunner Farms harvests and sells our turfgrass sod and sprigs from our farm. To Contact Bladerunner Farms directly: 830-276-4455 or email@example.com
Outside of our San Antonio location, Bladerunner Farms grass varieties are available in more than a dozen states, grown by licensed sod producers. To find a licensed sod farm near you, visit our Where to Buy section for more information.