Greens - Dominant Bent grass; Cut at 3 mm; Heavily contoured greens; Speed/stimpmeter reading - 10.5 ( Tuesday)
Fairways - Fescue/Rye/Colonial Bent grass; Cut at 9mm; generally quite wide
Tees/Collars - Fescue/Rye/Colonial; cut at 6mm
Rough - Fescue/Rye/Colonial Bent; semi-rough cut at 20mm; intermediate at 35mm
Weather Forecast for the tournament - Dry until Friday, quite breezy.
The course opened in November 2000, designed by Gary Player. The Course Superintendent is Greg Leckie. It was the venue for the Presidents Cup Match in 2003. It is a long, firm, fast and very demanding course, quite undulating, and wind could be a factor. There are several marshland areas, with the Malgas River running through the course.