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Monday, 15 October 2007

Course
Opened – 2000
Course Designer – Arnold Palmer
Special Features -
General Playability - Fast and tricky greens. Good putting will be the key.
Undulating/ flat - Very flat
Tree lined/exposed - Very exposed
Many / few water hazards - 4 lakes coming n to play in 7 holes
Changes to the course - Overseeded  with Ryegrass in September

Greens
Type of grass - L 93 Bentgrass
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.5 on Monday of Tournament week
Any specific comments –- Very undulated greens.

Fairways
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 overseeded with Ryegrass
Height of cut – 13mm
General width and contouring –  Average width
Any specific comments - A lot of fairway bunkers

Tees
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 overseeded with Ryegrass
Height of cut - 12mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Collars ( L93) 
Height of cut – 8mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Ryegrass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 32mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 64mm
Rough - Height of cut – 90mm
Any specific comments –

Weather
In advance – Dry, hot  and windy
Forecast - Good, come clouds and very windy

Other Features
Host the World Cup on 2005. One of the 5 courses at Vilamoura.

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