Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened – 2005
Course Designer – Thomas, Vidaor & Soler
Special Features - No trees, very exposed
General Playability - Will play quite tough as the rough is quite high and penal
Undulating/ flat - Quite hilly
Tree lined/exposed -  Exposed
Many / few water hazards - Water in play on holes 9, 12, 16, 17 & 18
Changes to the course - The following holes have been lengthened: 2, 4, 5, 10, 13, 15, 16 & 18

Greens
Type of grass - A4 Bent
Height of cut - 3.2mm
Speed/stimp reading – 9’ 10” Tuesday morning, aiming for 10’6” Thursday
Any specific comments –

Fairways
Type of grass – Rye Grass
Height of cut – 11mm
General width and contouring –  Average width and quite hilly
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass – Rye Grass
Height of cut - 8mm
Any specific comments - The following tees have been extended:- 2, 4, 5, 10, 13, 15, 16 & 18.

Collars
Type of grass - Rye Grass
Height of cut – 10mm
Any specific comments

Rough
Type of grass – Rye Grass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 50mm
Intermediate Height of cut – N/A
Rough - Height of cut – 102mm
Any specific comments – The rough was heavily fertilized due to lack of growth but it is growing very fast and it’s extremely penal in places

Weather
In advance – Unseasonally cold until mid-April, then quite warm for the last 10 days
Forecast for tournament – Possibility of rain Thursday and Friday

Other Features
Accuracy off the tee will be very important this week as the rough is very penal in general. The 18th green has been extended to the right so that the lake comes more into play.

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