Monday, 17 August 2009

Course
Opened –  1927
Course Designer – HS Colt, Pennink & Van Hengel
Special Features - seaside course with a links feel
General Playability - not a long course. Wind is always a factor here and position off the tee is crucial
Undulating/ flat - quite undulating
Tree lined/exposed - fairly exposed
Many / few water hazards - no water hazards in play
Changes to the course - No changes to the course other than the removal of a big tree to the right of the 8th green.

Greens
Type of grass - Fescue (40%) Bent (40%) & Poa (20%)
Height of cut -  3mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.0 on Monday
Any specific comments – the 6th green is only cut once a day due to its severe slope

Fairways
Type of grass – fescue & bent
Height of cut – 12mm
General width and contouring – fairly wide but very undulating
Any specific comments -

Tees
Type of grass –  fescue & bent
Height of cut - 9mm
Any specific comments - there are plenty elevated tees (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 16 & 17)

Collars
Type of grass - fescue & bent
Height of cut –
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – fescue & bent
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 35mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 75mm
Rough - Height of cut – unmaintained
Any specific comments – The rough is not as penal as in previous years due to very dry weather before the event

Weather
In advance – Hot and dry
Forecast for tournament – Hot, breezy and dry with the exception of Thursday afternoon / overnight where t-storms and rain are likely

Other Features
There are 3 loops of 9 holes at the Kennemer G & CC: A, B & C. The KLM Open course is a composite course played as follows: A1-A9 (tournament holes 1-9), B1, B2, B3, C13-C18 (tournament holes 10-18).

 

 

 

 

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