The Royal and Ancient are hoping that the layout - links turf with wiry fescue and bent grasses
traditionally maintained by greenkeepers to the highest quality - will be Tiger-proof, or at least safe from a mauling.
At its head a tiny dried creek shows signs of a recent flow: bent grasses
and debris caught in sagebrush.
Cool season turf grasses" include fescues, blue-grasses, rye-grasses, and bent grasses