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Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  2007
Course Designer – Darren Clarke
Special Features -
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - Flat
Tree lined/exposed - Exposed, Midland type of course
Many / few water hazards - Some water hazards and streams everywhere on the course.
Changes to the course - None

Greens
Type of grass - Penn A4/A6
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.2’
Any specific comments – Very ‘slopey’ with tough pin positions

Fairways
Type of grass – Dwarf Rye Grass
Height of cut – 12mm
General width and contouring – Generally wide
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  Dwarf Rye Grass
Height of cut - 9mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Dwarf Rye Grass
Height of cut – 9mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Tall Fescue
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 35mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 72mm
Rough - Height of cut – 110mm
Any specific comments –

Weather
In advance – Dry with some showers. Windy. Fresh.
Forecast for tournament – Generally dry, windy with some chances of showers

Other Features
ocated in the Balyna Estate which was granted in 1574 by Queen Elizabeth I to Callough (Charles) O’More of the O’More clan as compensation for land his father Rory O’More had lost in Co. Laois whilst defending the crown. In 1961 the Balyna Estate was sold to the Bewley family (of Café fame)

 


 

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