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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Course
Opened –  November 2004
Course Designer – Jack Nicklaus
Special Features - Very long: 7438 yds.  Hole 4 is considered to be the ‘signature’ hole.
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - Generally flat & easy to walk round.
Tree lined/exposed - Very few trees
Many / few water hazards - Hazards come into play on 9 holes
Changes to the course - N/A


Greens
Type of grass - A1/A4 Creeping Bentgrass
Height of cut - 3.2 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.6’
Any specific comments –

Fairways
Type of grass – Ryegrass/Fescue
Height of cut – 9mm
General width and contouring – 20-40m
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  Ryegrass/Fescue 
Height of cut - 8mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Ryegrass/Fescue
Height of cut – 8mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Kentucky bluegrass/Fescue/Ryegrass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 25mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 75mm
Rough - Height of cut –
Any specific comments –

Weather
In advance – Generally hot & sunny
Forecast for tournament – Strong winds forecast for Thursday & Friday with a slight chance of rain.

Other Features
The course is laid out within 212 hectares of prime real estate in the Cape Winelands. The course is over-looked by the majestic Drakensteinberg mountain range.

 

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