Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened – Original course opened on1990, 9 holes ( 3rd -11th) opened in 2002.
Course Designer – Kosti Kuronen
Special Features -
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - Flat course
Tree lined/exposed - Very exposed course where wind will be a factor to consider
Many / few water hazards - 3 big lakes and several ditches arund the course
Changes to the course - Hole 2 played as par 4. Par of the course 71.

Greens
Type of grass - Bentgrass/ Poa Annua
Height of cut - 2.5 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 9.5
Any specific comments – Generally big and undulating greens.

Fairways
Type of grass – Poa Pratensis
Height of cut – 13 mm
General width and contouring – Average  ( around 25-30 yards wide)
Any specific comments - Very flat

Tees
Type of grass –  Poa Pratensis / Poa Annua
Height of cut - 10 mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Poa Pratensis / Poa Annua
Height of cut – 10 mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Fescue
Height of cut – 34 mm
Rough - Height of cut – 90 mm
Any specific comments – Not punishing due to lack of growth. A lot of trees but a bit out of play.

Weather
In advance – Extremely dry and hot
Forecast for tournament – Some rain expected on Thursday.

Other Features
Course located 45 km outside Helsinki.
Built on Gunnarla Mansion.


 

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