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Wednesday, 17 November 2004
Course
Opened - 1992
Course Designer – Jose Maria Olazabal
Special Features – Good, well balanced course providing a fair test for the players.
General Playability –
Undulating/Flat – Mostly flat
Treelined/exposed – There are palm trees and fir trees in abundance. Water Hazards – Some large lakes come into play.
Changes to the Course – Many changes to course.

Greens
Type of grass – Bent-Poa
Height of cut – 3.4mm
Speed/stimp reading – 11’2”
Any specific comments –

Fairways
Type of grass – Rye with Bermuda base
Height of cut – 10mm
General width and contouring – 2.4m average

Tees
Type of grass – Bent/Rye
Height of cut - 10mm

Collars
Type of grass – Bent/Rye
Height of cut – 10mm

Rough
Type of grass – Rye with Bermuda base
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 27mm
Intermediate – Height of cut – 64mm
Rough - Height of cut – 90mm

Weather
In advance – Light frost in mornings and sunny days
Forecast for tournament – Light frost and sunny

Other Features
Fourball better ball – Thursday and Saturday
Foursome – Friday and Sunday
Play Off – 18, 10, 17, 18, 10, 17 etc (Sudden death)

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