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Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  1999
Course Designer – Neil Coles & Angel Gallardo
Special Features - Tree lines with elevated tee shots.
General Playability - Accuracy off the tee will be very important this week with plenty of elevated tee shots: 1, 3, 4, 7, 13, 15 & 17.
Undulating/ flat - Undulating
Tree lined/exposed - Tree lined
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards in play on holes 3, 4, 5, 11 & 13
Changes to the course - None

Greens
Type of grass - Agrostis (Bent A4)
Height of cut - 2.8 mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10’6” Monday aiming to achieve 11’0’’ by Tuesday morning.
Any specific comments –

Fairways
Type of grass – Agrostis (Bent Seaside 2)
Height of cut – 9 mm
General width and contouring – Average width
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  Agrostis (Bent Seaside 2)  
Height of cut - 8 mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Agrostis (Bent Seaside 2)
Height of cut – 9 mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Tall fescue & smooth stalk meadow grass.
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 30mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 64mm
Rough - Height of cut – 90mm / Last topped Monday inside the ropes.
Any specific comments – The rough is quite consistent and punishing.

Weather
In advance – Quite a lot of rain in April leading up to the event.
Forecast for tournament – Mainly sunny and dry with the exception of Friday which looks a bit unsettled.

Other Features
Venue for the 1999 Sarazen World Open (Thomas Bjorn), 2000 Spanish Open (Brian Davis), various 2nd Stages of the QS and the QS Final Stage 2008, 2009 and 2010. Very picturesque course with spectacular views of the Pyrenees.

 


 

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