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Friday, 19 March 2010
Greens
Type of Grass - Creeping Bent, Fescue & Poa
Height of Cut - 3.25 mm
Speed/Stimpmeter readig - 10.7 (at September 20)

Fairways
Type of Grass - Rye & Smooth Stalked Meadow
Height of Cut - 12 mm
Average width 30-35 yards

Tees/Collars
Type of Grass - Rye
Height of Cut - 11 mm

Rough
Type of Grass - Rye & Fescue
Height of cuts - semi 30mm; intermediate 63mm; rough 90mm

General
The course was opened in 1996, designed by Fred Hawtree. The front nine holes are more undulating than the back nine; also there are more trees on the front nine than on the back which is quite exposed. The water hazards only come into play on holes 15 and 16. The four par 3 holes are especially interesting.
Since the last time the Tour played here, new fairway bunkers have been added to holes 4, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 18. There are new tees on holes 9 and 16 (adding 40 yards); and a new green has been built on hole 9. It is a testing finish to the course, with hole 16 measuring 599 yards, and hole 18 at 447 yards.
Weather forecast for tournament shows scattered showers expected throughout.

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