Last December, plans were announced for the $100 million Kelly Ranch Golf Club, which will be located on 240 acres just southwest of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Designed by renowned golf architect Tripp Davis, the club will feature an 18-hole championship course. Its creators say the club is being designed for true golf purists; no other sports or activities will be featured there.

What kind of turfgrass will be planted on the rolling, rugged, golf-exclusive hills of Kelly Ranch? The balance of the course will be grassed wall-to-wall with gorgeous Stadium Zoysia.

Developed by Bladerunner Farms in tiny Poteet, Texas, Stadium Zoysia grows a darker green than any zoysiagrass on the market, according to Sean Fong, owner of Hawaiian Turfgrass in Mililani.


“Its deep emerald shade and hardiness make it the perfect grass for the most beautiful golf courses in the country — and it is absolutely ideal for Oahu,” Fong says.
Available exclusively in Hawaii from Hawaiian Turfgrass, Stadium Zoysia is a finely textured, extremely durable grass with a rapid rate of lateral spread. It’s both heat and drought tolerant, and known for its deep root system and extensive rhizomes, which provide terrific wear tolerance and recovery. Full sun is ideal for Stadium Zoysia, but it can tolerate temperatures in a variety of climates, from low desert to coastal regions.

“Families love it because it’s so soft, but it can handle plenty of foot traffic,” Fong says. “Stadium Zoysia is perfect for Oahu’s residential lawns.”

Maintenance of a lawn planted with Stadium Zoysia is fairly easy. Fong recommends weekly mowing with a reel mower.


“This grass can be cut at different mower heights, from a quarter inch to one inch,” he says. “The longer the leaf blade, the darker it will appear.”

Learn more about Stadium Zoysia, and the company’s other turf varieties — all selected especially for Hawaii — at Packed with information, the state-of-the-art website has everything you need to choose the best grass for your lawn.

If you plan to do your own prep and installation, place your order online and arrange for pickup or curbside delivery. The website’s area calculator uses satellite mapping to determine your lawn’s square footage, taking the guesswork out of the calculation.


Now celebrating its 15th year as Oahu’s premier turfgrass producer, Hawaiian Turfgrass offers six different sod varieties, including gorgeous Stadium Zoysia. Visit to place an order and arrange for pickup or curbside delivery. Prefer to let professionals handle the job? Hawaiian Turfgrass offers complete turnkey lawn services (site prep, irrigation, delivery and installation) that you can arrange by calling 808-371-0527. Schedule a turnkey installation by March 31 for a $500 discount.

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