Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened – 1997
Course Designer – Doug Carrick
Special Features -
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - it is a flat site but the fairways and greens  are quite undulating
Tree lined/exposed -  exposed
Many / few water hazards - water hazards in play on holes 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 16, 17 & 18
Changes to the course - Hole 2 will be played from a tee measuring 454 meters (one tee back from last year). 

Greens
Type of grass - providence (bent grass)
Height of cut - 2.5 mm
Speed/stimp reading – Monday: 11.6
Any specific comments – big and undulating greens very fast and smooth

Fairways
Type of grass – penncross & penneagle (bent grasses)
Height of cut – 10mm
General width and contouring –  quite wide
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass – as fairways above
Height of cut - 7 mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - as fairways above
Height of cut – 7 mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – smooth stalked meadow grass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 30mm
Intermediate Height of cut –
Rough - Height of cut – 100mm
Any specific comments – due to a dry spring the rough is not as consistent as desired but still provides a good penalty.

Weather
In advance – very dry spring
Forecast - scattered showers expected Tuesday & Wednesday, then dry and sunny until the end of the week

 

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