Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal. Photo by Tom Tavee of Olazabal Design.
Pure Dynasty is the newest seeded seashore paspalum on the market and is now available worldwide. Developed by Pure Seed and distributed by Atlas Turf International, technically advanced Pure Dynasty offers an improved seeded paspalum product for golf course and sports field projects.
As the first seeded paspalum blend, Pure Dynasty features the best attributes the variety has to offer including faster establishment, tighter density, better disease resistance, and improved spring green-up. With Platinum TE as one of the genetic parents, Pure Dynasty shares the benefits of vegetative paspalum including salt tolerance when mature, quick recovery, dark green color, and an upright growth habit for excellent playability.
“Pure Dynasty takes the best attributes from its parents and combines into a more diversified product,” said award-winning plant breeder Crystal Rose-Fricker of Pure Seed. “The advantages of the Pure Dynasty blend allow for broader application to varying climates and soil types.”
In addition to superior product features, Pure Dynasty offers convenience and maintenance simplification. The turfgrass is suited for golf courses wall-to-wall and meets the needs of most any sports field application. Maximum flexibility of mow heights and durability makes Pure Dynasty the perfect playing surface for tees, fairways, roughs, and greens as well as football and baseball fields, cricket pitches, tennis courts and more.
Previously, countries with import restrictions on vegetative paspalum could not take advantage of the benefits of products such as Platinum TE. Pure Dynasty provides the solution for the highest quality turfgrass in these markets with the ease of importation offered by a seeded variety. Such was the case at the new Jose Maria Olazabal-designed and Troon-managed Velaa Golf Academy in the Maldives where Pure Dynasty is planted wall-to-wall.
"As we faced import regulations on traditional stolons amongst other logistic challenges, Pure Dynasty, with its high salinity resistance as well as its proven drought and disease resistance, is the perfect fit for Velaa Golf Academy,” said Anton Ortner, senior design associate at Olazabal Design. “On top of that, Pure Dynasty provides the course with a striking contrasting bright green color, and the medium-fine texture ensures great playing conditions from tee to green."
Beyond the Maldives, interest in Pure Dynasty spans the globe. The Golf de Deva resort in New Caledonia by Dye Designs Group features Pure Dynasty greens. Planting is underway at the Thomson Perrett & Lobb-designed Summit Hills Golf Course in Calabar, Nigeria, and grow-in is nearly complete at the Bukit Pandawa Executive Golf Club by JMP Golf Design in Bali, Indonesia. In addition, Pure Dynasty is also planted in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.
Project Manager and Golf Course Superintendent Don Ellsworth at Bukit Pandawa in Indonesia selected Pure Dynasty due to his positive experiences with paspalum and because of the ease of import and planting of seed. His expectations were met and exceeded.
“I fully recommend Pure Dynasty,” Ellsworth said. “What I like most about this turf is the ease of planting, the awesome color, the texture, and the fact that I can use it for everything on the course.”
Bukit Pandawa Executive Golf Club by JMP Golf Design in Bali under construction. Opening Spring of 2015. Photo by Don Ellsworth.