Information on the Santo da Serra golf course.
Tees & Fairway - Poa Annua, Poa Pratensis, Lolium
Grasses - Penn Cross, Poa Annua
Semi-Rough & Rough - Poa Pratensis, Lolium
Width of the fairways is average
Semi-rough is 3 metres wide, cut to a height of 32mm.
Rough cut to 70mm
Stimpmeter reading on Sunday, March 11, prior to the tournament - 9.1
Wind will be a key factor re. speed of greens.
The course is extremely picturesque, with stunning sea views. It has had a lot of rain in the last 4-5 days, so will be playing longer than normal. There are a lot of ditches on the course, and many downhill tee shots. There have also been very high winds in the last couple of weeks, and hundreds of trees have been felled or damaged.