Friday, 19 March 2010

Opened – 1998
Course Designer – Peter Harradine
Special Features - Resort course that has been toughened by adding 5 new tees & 30 new bunkers (fairway & greenside) for 2006 and a further 2 new tees and 2 new bunkers for this year.
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - Flat
Tree lined/exposed - Quite exposed
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards on holes 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17 & 18
Changes to the course - New tees: 3 & 6. New middle tees: 16 & 17. New fairway bunkers on holes 1 & 11.

Type of grass - Bermuda Tifdwarf
Height of cut - 3 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 11.0 Monday morning
Any specific comments – Putting very true

Type of grass – Paspalum
Height of cut – 10.0 mm
General width and contouring – Average width
Any specific comments - Fairways have been narrowed substantially from normal club’s play by overseeding the rough with rye grass. New fairway bunkers built on holes 1 & 11.

Type of grass – Paspalum overseeded with rye grassa)
Height of cut - 10 mm
Any specific comments - New back tees have been built on holes 3 (+67 yds) & 6 (+32 yds). On holes 16 & 17 new middle tees have been built to adjust on windy days.

Type of grass - Paspalum overseeded with rye grass
Height of cut – 10 mm
Any specific comments -

Type of grass – Rye grass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 30mm
Intermediate Height of cut – n/a
Rough - Height of cut – 90mm
Any specific comments – The fairways have been narrowed substantially by overseeding the rough with rye grass to a good effect. However it is not as consistent as desired due to lack of growth with low temperatures.

In advance – Dry and quite cold for this latitude (10˚C at night)
Forecast for tournament – Dry and breezy especially on Thursday

Other Features
With strong NW wind we might have to move the 16th & 17th tees forward.


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