Greens: Bermuda Tiff Eagle
Tees: Paspalum Salam
Fairways: Bermuda 419
Rough: Bermuda 419
Semi-Rough: Bermuda 419
Fairways are quite tight, average 25-30 yards. There are 7 lakes that come into play on 11 holes. The fairways are cut to a height of 11mm.
The rough was last cut 3 weeks ago @ 50mm. It has grown up to 75-80mm and is very consistent. The semi-rough is cut to a height of 27mm.
Stimpmeter reading on Wednesday of tournament 10'4". The ideal speed is between 10 and 10'6" as there are greens with severe slopes. Greens are being double cut & double rolled (turf iron) every morning.
The course is going to play a lot tougher than in November 2000 when the winning score was 25 under par. Accuaracy off the tee will be very important as the rough provides a severe penalty. 4 new tees have been built since the tournament in 2000 and there has been an extensive re-bunkering programme.