Celebration® Bermudagrass is utilized in various areas of TPC Louisiana, including the fairways, approaches, practice tee and some roughs, as it serves as the playing surface for the Zurich Classic of the PGA TOUR. Superintendent Tyler McCool recognizes the significance of visual appeal, particularly for television audiences, given the tournament’s yearly appearance on the professional golf circuit. The grass’s adaptability allows McCool to maintain it at varying lengths, ranging from just below a half-inch in the short grass to two inches in the rough. Although nerve-wracking at times to have the course broadcasted worldwide, McCool acknowledges that it showcases his team’s efforts to prepare the course to meet PGA standards.
“For us, Celebration® Bermudagrass is really aggressive. With a tournament date in April, it works really well for us because we get some growth throughout the winter, which helps with recovery. It greens up pretty well with some fertility and it’s green for us pretty much throughout the year.”
– Tyler McCool – Golf Course Superintendent – TPC Louisiana