Friday, 19 March 2010

Opened –  1908
Course Designer – Fremantle and Gedge and then redesigned by M Nicholson in 1929 and Severiano Ballesteros in 1999
Special Features -
General Playability - The course plays quite tough with the design and firmness of the greens which shed the balls if not properly controlled.  The ball travels at least another 10% at this altitude.
Undulating/ flat - Very undulating.
Tree lined/exposed - Tree lined in most places.
Many / few water hazards - A few hazards most noticeably on holes 14 and 18.
Changes to the course - No changes.

Type of grass - Mix of Poa Annua and bent grass
Height of cut - 2.8mm
Speed/stimp reading –  10’
Any specific comments – Quite small and redesign means that many of them have run offs all around the greens which makes them very hard to hit and stay on if the greens.

Type of grass – Mix of Poa Annua and Rye grass
Height of cut – 11 mm
General width and contouring – Average width but due to mountainside location many are either severely uphill or downhill.
Any specific comments - None

Type of grass –  Mix of Poa Annua and bent grass
Height of cut - 9 mm
Any specific comments -

Type of grass - Mix of Poa Annua and bent grass
Height of cut – 9 mm
Any specific comments -

Type of grass – Mix of Fescue/ Rye grass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 1.8m  wide at 32mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 1.8m  wide at 64mm
Rough - Height of cut – outside of this rough at approx 100mm.
Any specific comments – Rough is not particularly penal.

In advance – There has been considerable rain during August leaving the course relatively soft.
Forecast for tournament – Mostly cold, windy, with rain midweek.  Improving at the weekend.

Other Features
Just the most stunning venue on Tour with views up to the Pleine Morte Glacier and across the mountain ranges and valley below the 7th tee. 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T1ARCHER, PhillipENG18-16
T1RUMFORD, BrettAUS18-16
3DREDGE, BradleyWAL18-15
4BEBB, Sion EWAL18-14
5WILSON, OliverENG18-12
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