Friday, 19 March 2010

Course
Opened –  1926
Course Designer – Harry Colt, alterations made by Ernie Els in 2006
Special Features - 
General Playability - Reasonably flat course though the swirling wind makes it difficult for club selection
Undulating/ flat -
Tree lined/exposed - Tree lined.
Many / few water hazards -
Changes to the course -

Greens
Type of grass - POA BENT MIX
Height of cut - 2.7mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.5
Any specific comments – New green extension at 8th hole (2007).  2nd & 18th greens rebuilt (2008). Greens firm.

Fairways
Type of grass – BENT, FESCUE, POA MIX
Height of cut – 11mm
General width and contouring – 20-25 metres
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  BENT, FESCUE, POA MIX
Height of cut - 8mm
Any specific comments - No

Collars
Type of grass –  BENT, FESCUE, POA MIX
Height of cut - 8mm
Any specific comments - No

Rough
Type of grass – RYEGRASS
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 30mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 60mm
Rough - Height of cut – 80mm
Any specific comments –

Weather
In advance – Dry for 2 weeks prior to tournament, though wet weekend
Forecast for tournament – Showers forecast. 

Other Features
Ernie Els ‘modernised’ the course during the winter of 2005/2006, adding 11 new tees & 38 new bunkers.  2007 – 1 new tee at 15 and 6 new bunkers were added.  Winter 2007/2008 – 2nd & 18th greens reconstructed and bunkers reshaped and deepened.  

 

 

 

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