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Thursday, 02 August 2007

Course
Opened –  1993
Course Designer – Christy O’Connor Jnr
Special Features -
General Playability - The course is playing well and fair after a very wet few months. It is very important to drive the ball straight as the rough is very penal.
Undulating/Flat - Undulating course with a very sloppy 13th & 15th greens.
Treelined/exposed - Tree lined on most holes.
Many / few water hazards - Water comes into play on 5 holes with a particularly impressive 15th par 3 hole.
Changes to the Course – The 17th is being played as a 450 yd par 4 instead of 55 par 5.

Greens
Type of grass - Poa/Bent
Height of cut - 3.3mm
Speed/stimp reading – 9.6mm
Any specific comments –  Undulating

Fairways
Type of grass –  Poa/Bent
Height of cut – 12 mm
General width and contouring – 18-22 yards wide
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  Poa/Bent
Height of cut - 10 mm

Collars
Type of grass -  Poa/Bent
Height of cut – 10 mm

Rough
Type of grass – Poa/Rye/Bent
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 32mm
Intermediate Height of cut – N/A
Rough - Height of cut – 100mm
Any specific comments – Consistent throughout the course.

Weather
In advance – Very wet
Forecast for tournament – Fair with scattered showers and occasional sunshine

Other Features
The course is uniquely positioned on the scenic shores of Lough Ree, one of the principle lakes of the river Shannon to welcome visiting golfers by boat. Golf course website is: www.glassongolf.ie

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