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Tour & Stadium Courses
PGA Catalunya Resort
Carretera N-II km 701
17455
Caldes de Malavella
Girona
Spain
Tel: +34 972 472 577
Fax: +34 972 470 493

Email: reserves@pgacatalunya.com

Website: www.pgacatalunya.com

Nearest Airports:
Girona (10mins)
Barcelona (90mins)
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COURSE INFO

Stadium Course

Greens
Type of grass - Bentgrass A4
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 10'8" Thursday, aiming for 11' for round 1

Fairways 
Type of grass - Bent, Bermuda
Height of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - average width (30-40m)
Any specific comments - soft fairways due to rain, preferred lies in operation

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

Rough 
Type of grass - Tall Fescue and Kentucky
Height of cut - semi 32mm, rough 100mm
Any specific comments - very dense rough due to a lot of rain in previous weeks

Weather
Weather in advance - 300mm of rain in November
Forecast for tournament - sunny and fresh with a small chance of rain on Sunday

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

Other features
PGA Catalunya Resort has been the venue for:
- 1999 Sarazen World Open
- 2000 and 2009 Spanish Opens
- various 2nd stages of the Qualifying School as well as the Final itself in 2008, 2009 and 2010
- very picturesque course with spectacular views of the Pyrenees


Tour Course

Greens
Type of grass - Bent A4
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 10'8"

Fairways 
Type of grass - Bent, Bermuda overseeded with Rye
Height of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - 20 to 25m
Any specific comments - very soft and wet due to bad weather

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

Rough 
Type of grass - Tall Fescue and Kentucky
Height of cut - semi 32mm, rough 100mm
Any specific comments - very thick due to heavy rain in previous weeks

Weather
Weather in advance - 300mm of rain in the previous month, fairways have not been cut for 3 weeks
Forecast for tournament - sunny and fresh with a small chance of rain on Sunday

Course 
Opened - 2005
Course designer - Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo
Special features - tree lined with elevated tee shots
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 - none

Other features
- Accuracy rather than sistance will be key from the tees
- Holes 5 and 15 changed to par 4s (507 and 481yds, respectively)

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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