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Monday, 17 January 2005
Course
Opened - 1922
Course Designer – George Waterman and Lawrie B. Waters
Special Features –
General Playability – Generally regarded as one of the finest courses in SA.
Undulating/Flat – First 4 and last 2 holes are very undulating as they are built on sand dunes.
Treelined/exposed – Many trees and shrubs on the course
Water Hazards – Very few hazards
Changes to the Course - Par 3, 15th hole, was re-designed and re-located to prevent flooding problems.

Greens
Type of grass - Paspalam
Height of cut - 2.8 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 8’ on Monday
Any specific comments -

Fairways
Type of grass –Bermuda grass
Height of cut – 12 mm
General width and contouring - 25-35 m wide but quite tight in many landing areas

Tees/Collars
Type of grass - Paspalam + Bermuda
Height of cut – 7 mm

Rough
Type of grass – Bermuda + Buffalo
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 22 mm
Intermediate – Height of cut –
Rough - Height of cut – 75 mm

Weather
In advance – Very dry generally, however 50mm of rain has fallen in the week prior to the event
Forecast for tournament – chance of rain up until Wednesday – dry thereafter

Other Features
There are several monkeys to be found around the course

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