Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Course
Opened – 1935
Course Designer – Bob Grimsdel
Special Features - Inland parkland with some natural grasses
General Playability - Member friendly & Champion challenging
Undulating/ flat - 35 meter changes in both 9’s
Tree lined/exposed - Tree both sides of fairways +/- 1800 Exotic + indigenous
Many / few water hazards - 2.5km stream with 11 ponds on East
Changes to the course - Greens & bunkers re-designed 2000 

Greens
Type of grass - L 93 Bent
Height of cut - 3 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10ft 8 inches East Course / 10ft 2 inches West Course
Any specific comments – Hand walk behinds

Fairways
Type of grass – Kikuyu
Height of cut – 12mm
General width and contouring – 22 to 26 meters
Any specific comments - Cross cut with boxes every day. Use of growth regulators.

Tees
Type of grass – Kikuyu
Height of cut - 10mm.
Any specific comments - Mowed every day & boxed clippings

Collars
Type of grass - Kikuyu
Height of cut – 10mm
Any specific comments - Mowed every day & boxed clippings

Rough
Type of grass – Mixture of Kikuyu & natural veld grasses
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 35mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 35mm
Rough - Height of cut – 92mm
Any specific comments – Mowed 3 times per week

Weather
In advance – Good rain for 2 weeks before tournament
Forecast for tournament – Hot with thundershowers 28/30 C day/ 15/16C night

Other Features
RJ & KGC is Audubon Int Sanctuary “Certified” with Care to the Golf Course Environment and Better Management Practices

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