Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Course
Opened –  1995 (back 9) 2003 (front 9)
Course Designer – Saito San & Nurtau Golf Club
Special Features - Back drop of Tie Shian mountains.
General Playability - Open front nine and wooded back nine.
Undulating/ flat - Rolling parkland
Tree lined/exposed - Mix of wooded copses and tree lined fairways
Many / few water hazards - Mix of lakes and mountain streams
Changes to the course - Re construction work to green. Upgrading of water hazards. Upgrading of and 3 new tees.

Greens
Type of grass - Pencross  A4
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimp reading –  Average 10’
Any specific comments – Average undulation & average size greens

Fairways
Type of grass – Pencross/Dwarf Rye/Poa Annua          
Height of cut – 12mm
General width and contouring – Average width 27m
Any specific comments - Thin root zone due to lack of topsoil

Tees
Type of grass –  Pencross
Height of cut - 9mm
Any specific comments - No

Collars
Type of grass - Pencross
Height of cut – 9mm
Any specific comments - No

Rough
Type of grass – Rye/Penn                 
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 25mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 95mm
Rough - Height of cut – 110mm.
Any specific comments – Rough is very thick

Weather
In advance – Dry weather 27c. Clear skies
Forecast for tournament – 22c-26c and dry.     

Other Features
Altitude 2550 feet / 750 meters.
Total length: 7338 yds/6675 metres long

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