Monday, 14 September 2009
Greens
Type of grass - Providence (Bent grass)
Height of cut - 2.9mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - Monday 11'3"
Any specific comment - big and undulating greens, very fast and smooth

Fairways
Type of grass - Penncross and Penneagle (Bent grasses)
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - quite wide
Any specific comments - fairways are soft due to heavy rain the last few weeks

Tees
Type of grass - Penncross and Penneagle (Bent grasses)
Height of cut - 7mm

Rough
Type of grass - smooth stalked meadow grass / ryegrass
Height of cut - semi 30mm, maintained rough 100mm

Weather
Weather in advance - heavy rain for the last few weeks
Forecast for tournament - dry Tuesday, chance of showers on Wednesday, chance of thunder storms Thursday afternoon / Friday morning then dry for the weekend

Course
Opened - 1997
Course designer - Doug Carrick
General playability - the course will play quite soft due to wet weather the last few weeks
Undulating / flat - it is a flat site but the fairways and greens are quite undulating
Tree lined / exposed - exposed
Many / few water hazards - water hazards in play on holes 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18
Changes to the course - none

Other features
Very spectacular finishing holes - a big lake in play on both 17 and 18

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