Friday, 19 March 2010

Opened – 1997
Course Designer – Shunsuki Kato (Japan)
Special Features - Water very much in play on 14 holes
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - The course is very flat with a few manufactured rock areas about.
Tree lined/exposed - Although the rough is not severe there have been several hundred new trees planted in the roughs which has made a big difference
Many / few water hazards - Again, water very much in play on 14 holes
Changes to the course - East (Holes 1-9) and Centre (Holes 10-18) are the 18 holes we are playing for this event

Type of grass - Bent Grass L93 & T1
Height of cut - 3.6mm
Speed/stimp reading – 11’ 5”
Any specific comments – Good firmness

Type of grass – 419 Ryegrass/Bermuda
Height of cut – 10mm
General width and contouring –  20 yds to 30 yds generally very flat
Any specific comments - No

Type of grass – Zoysia
Height of cut - 10mm
Any specific comments -

Type of grass - Zoysia
Height of cut – 10mm
Any specific comments - Due to the cold weather and early date, some of the collars are a little bare.

Type of grass – Zoysia
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 20mm
Intermediate Height of cut –
Rough - Height of cut – 60mm
Any specific comments – Due to the early date there has been a lack of growth so the roughs are not very penal.

In advance – Week before: Warm & dry.
Forecast for tournament – Cool and windy with showers and thunderstorms on Sat & Sun.

Other Features
-The fairways are between 20 & 30 yds wide and positioning of tee shots is very important.
-The greens are large & undulating and will be stimping at about 11.5. They are an excellent putting surface.
-The 8th hole is a par 3 with a bunker in the middle of the green.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-10
T3HEND, ScottAUS18-7
T3YATES, SimonSCO18-7
T5ELS, ErnieRSA18-6
T5STERNE, RichardRSA18-6
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