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Friday, 19 March 2010
Course
Opened - February 1996
Course Designer – PETER HARRADINE
Special Features - WATER IS A BIG FACTOR ON A LOT OF HOLES AND PAR 3’S ARE GOOD AND VERY TOUGH.
General Playability – COURSE DOES NOT PLAY THAT LONG UNLESS WIND BLOWS BUT IT IS NORMALLY A FACTOR HERE.
Undulating/Flat – AVERAGE , SOME UNDULATION
Treelined/exposed – EXPOSED
Many/few Water hazards - WATER COMES INTO PLAY ON 3, 8, 9, 13, 15 AND 18
Changes to the Course – NEW TEES ON 6 AND 11 WILL CHANGE THESE HOLES DRAMATICALLY (EXTRA 70 YARDS TO 11 AND 70 YARDS TO SIX).

Greens
Type of grass - TIFF GREEN BERMUDA OVERSEEDED WITH POA TRIVIALIS
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimp reading - 10’ 6”
Any specific comments - SPEED CONTROLLED TO ALLOW FOR EXPECTED HIGH WINDS

Fairways
Type of grass – TIFFWAY BERMUDA 419
Height of cut – 10mm
General width and contouring - AVERAGE
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass – TIFFWAY BERMUDA 419 OVERSEEDED WITH RYE GRASS
Height of cut - 6mm

Collars
Type of grass - TIFFWAY BERMUDA 419 OVERSEEDED WITH RYE GRASS
Height of cut – 6mm

Rough
Type of grass – RYE GRASS
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 2M WIDE AT 30mm
Intermediate – Height of cut – 2M WIDE AT 5Omm
Rough - Height of cut – MAINTAINED ROUGH AT 90mm
Any specific comments – VERY TOUGH THIS YEAR

Weather
In advance – IT HAS BEEN A COOL SOMETIMES WET SPRING LEADING TO TOUGHER MORE CONSISTENT ROUGH AND THE BEST SURFACES ON THE GREENS FOR SOME YEARS.
Forecast for tournament – MAINLY FINE WITH MODERATE WINDS PERHAPS BECOMING STRONG AT THE WEEKEND.

Other Features
NATURAL ROCK IS A MAIN FEATURE ON THE BACK NINE.

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T5KINGSTON, JamesRSA18-8
T5LANE, BarryENG18-8
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