Fescue on a Golf Course

Hitting out of fescue grass rough
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Fescue is a type of grass, and in the golf world, it is most commonly found on links courses or links-style golf courses.

Fescue is usually found in the second cut of rough or beyond (such as in unmowed native areas). It is a sturdy grass that turns golden and can grow three feet high.

But fescue can also be mowed very low and used as the fairway grass. This isn't common, but Whistling Straits is a famous course with fescue fairways.

Another famous course with fescue fairways is Chambers Bay. In fact, Chambers Bay is all fescue: fescue rough, fairways, teeing grounds and even putting greens.

Fescue is most commonly encountered by golf fans at golf courses in the British Open rota, where is it frequently makes up the rough.