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VENUE INFO

Carretera N-II km 701
17455
Caldes de Malavella
Girona
Spain

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+34 972 472 577

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+34 972 470 493
Email
reserves@pgacatalunya.com

Website
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Courses
Tour and Stadium

Nearest Airport(s)
Girona  - 10mins
Barcelona - 90mins

COURSE INFO

Tour Course

      Stadium Course

Greens
Type of grass - Bent A4
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'4"

Fairways
Type of grass - Bent, Bermuda overseeded with Rye
Height of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - 20 to 25 metres
Any specific comments - very high density

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Bent Bermuda overseeded with Rye
Height of cut - 10mm

Rough
Type of grass - tall Fescue Kentucky
Height of cut - semi 32mm, intermediate 64mm (only around the greens), rough 100mm
Any specific comments - not much rough due to lack of growth

Weather
Weather in advance - 15mm of rain
Forecast for tournament - cold with a chance of showers on Sunday and Monday

Course
Opened - 2005
Course designer - Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo
Special features - tree lined with elevated trees
General playability - generally good
Undulating / flat - undulating
Tree lined / exposed - tree lined
Many / few water hazards - not many but in a few places
Changes to the course - new tee on hole 12

Other features
Accuracy rather than distance will be key from the tee.
Holes 5 and 15 changed to par 4s(507 and 481 yards respectively).
      

Greens
Type of grass - Bent A4
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'4" on Thursday, aiming for 11' for round 1

Fairways
Type of grass - Bent, BermudaHeight of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - 30 to40 metres

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Bent Bermuda overseeded with Rye grass
Height of cut - 11mm

Rough
Type of grass - tall Fescue, Kentucky
Height of cut - semi 32mm, intermediate 64mm (only around the greens), rough 100mm
Any specific comments - the rough is not too penal due to lack of growth

Weather
Weather in advance - quite wet November, 15mm of rain early in the week
Forecast for tournament - cold first two rounds and then much warmer, generally dry with a chance of showers Sunday and Monday

Course
Opened - 1999
Course designer - Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo
Special features - tree lined with elevated trees
General playability - Accuracy off the tee will be very important this week with plenty of elevated tee shots: 1, 3, 4, 7, 13, 15 & 17
Undulating / flat - undulating
Tree lined / exposed - tree lined
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards in play on holes 3, 4, 5, 11 & 13
Changes to the course - none

Other features
Venue for the 1999 Sarazan Wold Open.
2000 & 2009 Spanish Opens.
Various 2nd stages of the QS and the QS Final Stage in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Very picturesque course with spectacular views of the Pyrenees.


Card Of Course

Stadium Course


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14435398 104432395
24383350 113188172
35531486 125527482
44411376 134397363
53208190 144443405
64411376 155492450
75542496 163200183
83185169 174460421
94478437 184449411
Out3635843278 In3635883282
7271726560


Tour Course


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14378346 105491449
23201184 113192176
34367336 124396362
44460421 134406371
54507464 143203186
64344315 154481440
75564516 163143131
83182166 174412377
94360329 185523478
Out3533633077 In3532472970
7066106047


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