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Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  1992
Course Designer – Jose Maria Olazabal
Special Features - Good well balanced course providing a good test for players
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - quite flat
Tree lined/exposed - Palm trees and fir trees in abundance.
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards in play on holes 3,6,9,14,16 & 18
Changes to the course - The Course was toughened for 2004 World Cup but no changes since then.

Greens
Type of grass - POA BENT (Penn cross)
Height of cut - 3 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 11.6 Tuesday morning
Any specific comments –

Fairways
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye Grass
Height of cut – 8mm
General width and contouring – 25-30 yards in average
Any specific comments - Not much bounce on fairways due to heavy rain prior to tournament week

Tees
Type of grass –  Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye Grass
Height of cut - 8 mm
Any specific comments - No

Collars
Type of grass - Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye Grass
Height of cut – 8 mm
Any specific comments - No

Rough
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Rye Grass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 25mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 64mm
Rough - Height of cut – 100mm
Any specific comments – The rough is very consistent and penal.

Weather
In advance – Heavy rain (up to 150 mm) 2-3 weeks before the event.
Forecast for tournament – Sunny and calm

Other Features
The rough is very thick therefore accuracy off the tee will be very important.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T1GARRIDO, IgnacioESP18-15
T1LAWRIE, PeterIRL18-15
3HANSEN, SorenDEN18-14
T4JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18-13
T4LYNN, DavidENG18-13
T4GARCIA-HEREDIA, AlfredoESP18-13
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