I Love Turf project – Pine Rivers Golf Club, Kurwongbah, north of Brisbane, Queensland
Turf Variety – I Love Turf supplied Nara Zoysia
Surface Area – 300m2
Pine Rivers Golf Club operates a mid-tier community golf course in one of Brisbane’s northern suburbs. With limited access to water for irrigation, the club is looking for more drought tolerant turf varieties to use on high wear areas around its greens.
Nara Zoysia was chosen for its durability, low water consumption and weed resistance after proving itself since the variety was installed around a bunker in a practice area at the course several years ago.
It is understood to be the first time Nara Native Zoysia has been used on a golf course and the variety is now being tested on a 300 square metre double tee block that services both the 12th and 15th holes.
With turf provided by club sponsor, I Love Turf, and products and advice from LawnPride consultant Dallas “Rusty” Garton, the tee block was converted from couch in February 2021. It was top-dressed with sand as part of the preparations for the club championships in May.