Golfers Guide to Grasses

If you're going to play golf, you pretty well need to know what kind of grass you're playing on. It makes a difference. But nowhere, it seems, are there pictures you can use to recognize grasses on the course. This article attempts to provide that information, and identify the impact that different grasses have on shots from the fairway, shots from the rough, and putts on the green.

Eric Armstrong

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Common grasses and their effects:

Course Guide

Definitely a work in progress. To the degree I collect tidbits of information from here and there, this table gives me a place to record them.

Course Greens Fairway Rough
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