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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Course
Opened –  1988
Course Designer – Karl Litten
Special Features - Stunning clubhouse 
General Playability - Always regarded by Tour players as a tough but very fair test
Undulating/ flat - Minor undulations through the old sand dunes
Tree lined/exposed - A number of trees and shrubs around the course
Many / few water hazards - Water comes into play on 10 holes
Changes to the course - None

Greens
Type of grass - Tif Eagle Bermuda overseeded with Poa Trivialis
Height of cut - 2.4 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 12 - 12'6"
Any specific comments – Generally flat greens

Fairways
Type of grass – 419 Bermuda overseeded with perennial rye (All Star III)
Height of cut – 9 mm
General width and contouring – around 25 – 30m wide with sweeping contours
Any specific comments - Not much bounce on the fairways due to rain prior to event. Course will play long.

Tees
Type of grass –  419 Bermuda overseeded with perennial rye (All Star III) 
Height of cut - 9 mm
Any specific comments - The back tee on hole 16 will be used this year as the landing area has been redesigned ( most of the trees to the left have been removed and a fairway bunker has been built).

Collars
Type of grass - 419 Bermuda overseeded with perennial rye (All Star III)
Height of cut – 9 mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Rye grass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 20 mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 45 mm
Rough - Height of cut – 75 mm
Any specific comments – Very consistent, final cut @ 75mm Friday prior

Weather
In advance – wetter and cooler than normal
Forecast for tournament – generally good with possibility of thunderstorms

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