Arrowtown is exceptionally fine and dense with good year round quality that makes it a superb choice for golf greens. It has a light green colour, slightly darker than Manor.
Arrowtown was bred from exceptionally fine and dense plants collected from greens at Arrowtown Golf Club by Dr Alan Stewart. In trials it has stood out as being exceptionally dense and fine, noticeably much denser than the range of cultivars currently available.
Characteristics and areas of use
Arrowtown is an exceptionally fine and dense browntop cultivar that is ideally suited to closely mowed greens, as well as tees and fairways. It has natural vigour to recover quickly from renovation. It has less tendency to brown under drought stress, and retains its green colour for longer.
On greens the tight, dense surface produced sets new standards for quality. Disease susceptibility is about the same as for other browntops. It is one of the better performing browntops when tested under heat and humidity.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced