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Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  1907
Course Designer – Juan Dentone
Special Features -
General Playability - Demanding course with small and hard greens.
Undulating/ flat - Flat course
Tree lined/exposed - Tree lines, mainly eucaliptus
Many / few water hazards - A few ditches running beside fairways
Changes to the course - Hole 11th shortened to par 4 and hole 18th extended to par 5

Greens
Type of grass - Paspalum
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimp reading – 9.5’ Monday
Any specific comments – Small and Slopey

Fairways
Type of grass – Tiftway 419
Height of cut – 12mm
General width and contouring – Narrow ( around 25 yards)
Any specific comments - 6 dog-legs left , helping the draw player.

Tees
Type of grass –  Tiftway 419   
Height of cut - 10mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Tiftway 419
Height of cut – 10mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Bermuda
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 35mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 130mm
Rough - Height of cut – 75mm
Any specific comments – Rough consistent and dense. A lot of eucalyptus leaves

Weather
In advance – Some rain on Friday ( 13mm), hot and humid
Forecast for tournament – Good weather expected ( hot)

Other Features
Old fashion golf course, tree lined with eucalyptus trees. Home course of Ricardo Gonzalez

 

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