Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened – 1996
Course Designer – Peter Harradine
Special Features - Water is a big factor on a lot of holes.  Par 3’s are very strong.
General Playability - Course does not play that long unless wind blows but it is normally a factor here.
Undulating/ flat - Average, some undulation
Tree lined/exposed - Exposed
Many / few water hazards - Water comes into play on 3, 8, 9, 13, 15 and 18
Changes to the course - New tee on hole 12 adding some 15 yards and a new tee on hole 11 which adds up to 50 yards on the hole.

Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda 328 over seeded with Poa Trivialis
Height of cut - 3 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10'8"
Any specific comments – Speed maybe controlled to allow for any forecast high winds on these very exposed greens.

Fairways
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye blend
Height of cut – 8 mm
General width and contouring – Average with a fair number of dog legs.
Any specific comments - None

Tees
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye blend
Height of cut - 6 mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye blend
Height of cut – 6 mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye blend
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 2m wide at 25mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 2M wide at 50mm
Rough - Height of cut – Maintained rough at 100mm
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.

Weather
In advance – The winter has been unusually cool with considerable rain and predominantly cool NW winds. It rained this morning.
Forecast for tournament – Moderate NW winds with mainly fine weather - max temps about 21 degrees.

Other Features
Natural rock is a main feature on the back nine

 

 

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