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Friday, 19 March 2010
Course
Very challenging course at 7102 yds in length. Few birdie opportunities with a strong finish over last 3 holes where the Barry Burn is a key feature. Described by Bernard Darwin as “The ubiquitous circumbendibus”.

Accuracy a premium, for best approach to pin.
Variety of shot making ability required.
Wind a big factor as direction of play varies regularly.
Typical links bunkers (penal)

Greens receptive – minimal rough.
Playing longer than usual following a very wet August.

Grasses
Fescue 20%, bent 60%, meadow grass 20%
Bent strongly increasing on most greens.
Good wear tolerance – density, over sowing with bent is common.

Greens
One double green
Mowing height 2.9mm
Stimp reading 9 ½
Gently contoured average area 700 sq yds

Fairways
22-26 yards mowing height 8mm
Teeing grounds mowing height 7mm
Green collars mowing height 6.5mm

Rough
One semi-rough cut 5-6 metres wide at 2” height of cut
Natural rough variable 9” – 18”


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