Monday, 12 October 2009

Greens
Types of grass - L93 Bentgrass
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10
Any specific comments - very large and undulating greens

Fairways
Type of grass - Bermuda 419
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - average width
Any specific comments - a lot of fairway bunkers

Tees / collars
Type of grass - L93 Bentgrass (collars) and Bermuda 419 overseeded with Ryegrass (tees)
Height of cut - 10mm

Rough
Type of grass - Ryegrass
Height of cut - semi 32mm, intermediate 64mm, rough 90mm

Weather
Weather in advance - heavy rain the week before
Forecast for tournament - sunny and breezy for the tournament week

Course
Opened - 2000
Course designer - Arnold Palmer
General playability - fast and tricky greens where good putting will be key
Undulating / flat - very flat
Tree lined / exposed - very exposed
Many / few water hazards - four lakes come into play on seven of the holes

Other features
Hosted World Cup in 2005 and is one of seven courses at Vilamoura

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