Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  November 2004
Course Designer – Jack Nicklaus
Special Features - Very long: 7438 yds (6801 mtrs) . Hole 4 is considered to be the ‘signature’ hole.
General Playability -
Undulating/ flat - Generally flat & easy to walk round.
Tree lined/exposed - 700 trees planted in 2008 (1,400 now in total)
Many / few water hazards - Hazards come into play on 9 holes
Changes to the course - Holes 3 & 12 – New tees. Hole 12 – New water hazard

Greens
Type of grass - A1/A4 Creeping Bentgrass
Height of cut - 3.2 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.5’ - 11'
Any specific comments – Hand cut twice a day at 3.2mm

Fairways
Type of grass – Ryegrass/Fescue
Height of cut – 9mm
General width and contouring – 20-40m
Any specific comments - As of 2008, all fairway approaches hand cut at 9mm

Tees
Type of grass –  Ryegrass/Fescue 
Height of cut - 8mm
Any specific comments - Tees cut at 9mm

Collars
Type of grass - Ryegrass/Fescue
Height of cut – 8mm
Any specific comments - Collars cut at 6mm

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 – Last cut done on Monday. By Sunday growth expected to reach 102mm

Weather
In advance – Generally hot & sunny. Capetown has recently experienced a heatwave.
Forecast for tournament – Hot and sunny with strong winds forecast at times especially Friday.

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. The course is over-looked by the majestic Drakensteinberg mountain range.

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T3MCILROY, RoryNIR18-13
T6FINCH, RichardENG18-12
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