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Tuesday, 31 January 2006

Course
Opened – 1988
Course Designer – KARL LITTEN
Special Features - STUNNING CLUBHOUSE
General Playability - ALWAYS REGARDED BY TOUR PLAYERS AS A TOUGH BUT VERY FAIR TEST
Undulating/Flat – MINOR UNDULATIONS THROUGH THE OLD SAND DUNES
Treelined/exposed - A NUMBER OF TREES AND SHRUBS AROUND THE COURSE
Many / few water hazards - WATER COMES INTO PLAY ON 10 HOLES
Changes to the Course – NO CHANGES FROM 2005

Greens
Type of grass - TIFF EAGLE BERMUDA OVERSEEDED WITH POA TRIVIALIS
Height of cut - 2mm
Speed/stimp reading – 11'
Any specific comments – GENERALLY VERY FLAT GREENS

Fairways
Type of grass – BERMUDA 419 OVERSEEDED WITH PERENNIAL RYE
Height of cut – 7mm
General width and contouring – AROUND 25 - 30M WIDE WITH SWEEPING CONTOURS
Any specific comments - NONE

Tees
Type of grass – BERMUDA 419 OVERSEEDED WITH PERENNIAL RYE
Height of cut - 8mm

Collars
Type of grass - BERMUDA 419 OVERSEEDED WITH PERENNIAL RYE
Height of cut – 8mm

Rough
Type of grass – BERMUDA 419 OVERSEEDED WITH PERENNIAL RYE
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 18mm
Intermediate –
Rough - Height of cut – MAINTAINED ROUGH AT 60MM
Any specific comments –VERY CONSISTENT

Weather
In advance – WETTER AND COOLER THAN NORMAL
Forecast for tournament –  GENERALLY GOOD WITH POSSIBILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS

 

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