This short video will be of interest to golf course architects, superintendents, and anyone involved in the management or development of golf courses in tropical and sub-tropical Asia. Cut to just eight minutes in duration, it is a narrated walk along 5 km of Ishigaki island coastline, describing the grasses encountered and showing the ecological setting in which these grasses grow naturally.
Ishigaki has a climate very similar to that of Hainan Island in southern China. Seashore paspalum is overused there (and elsewhere in Asia), despite its high cost of maintenance and well-known propensity to be completely overtaken by bermudagrass and manilagrass. In this video, you can see for yourself why that is, and learn what grass is sure to perform much better in Southeast Asia.