Here is an interesting quote from "The Lawn Book," by Dr. Louis Wise, Dean of the School of Agriculture, Mississippi State University, 1961. It is from the section describing common bermuda.
" ...... It will not grow in the shade. Although common is rapidly being replaced by special turf varieties, if properly fertilizer and managed it will make a good quality turf. In fact, it is still being used on the putting greens of some fine golf courses." (my underscore added)
Keep in mind that this was written in 1961. I doubt there are any common bermuda greens left. The point is, as I see it, common can be made into a fine lawn with work. I've pointed out before (and from Dr. Wise's book) you don't buy a fine lawn. You earn it. The fact that it was used on greens means that it can be maintained REEL LOW!