At the typical height of cut for a golf course fairway (15-20mm), slender creeping red fescue will create a fine texture and dense surface. As with other fescue species, slender creeping red fescue is slower growing which makes it an ideal choice for golf course fairways which require regular mowing during the growing season. The creeping ‘rhizomateous’ growth habit of slender creeping red fescue also makes it suitable for fairways, as it is able to spread and naturally repair itself if it is damaged. Slender creeping red fescue has a late growth habit, which means it grows more from the summer and on into the autumn. This is one reason why it is used as part of a mixture as it helps with appearance in the latter half of the year.