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Friday, 19 March 2010
Greens
Type of grass - L93 Bent grass
Height of cut - 3.25mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10.4 Monday morning aiming to go to 11 by Thursday
Any specific comments - the speed of the 10th and 15th greens is controlled due to the severe slopes

Fairways
Type of grass - Rye and Bermuda
Height of cut - 13mm
General width and contouring - average width, tree lined course

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Rye
Height of cut - 12mm

Rough
Type of grass - Rye
Height of cut - semi 28mm, intermediate 100mm

Weather
Weather in advance - extreme rainfall one month ago (up to 350mm in 24 hours) washed out several bunkers and damaged some areas, but it has been dry since then which has helped recovery
Forecast for tournament - rain Tuesday / Wednesday then dry for the rest of the week

Course
Opened - 1978
Course designer - Ramon Espinosa
Special features - Hole 16, par 3 over water
General playability - greens are firmer than last year
Undulating / flat - more undulating on the back nine
Tree lined / exposed - tree lined
Many / few water hazards - water hazards in play on holes 2, 7, 14, 16 and 17
Changes to the course - none

Other features
Hole 17 will be played as a par 4 (it is a par 5 for members) measuring 450-460 metres

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