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Monday, 02 November 2009
Greens
Type of grass - A1/A4 Creeping Bent
Height of cut - 3.2mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 11'6"
Any specific comments - some of the greens have a lot of slope and false fronts which will make them very challenging

Fairways
Type of grass - Rye grass
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - average width

Rough
Type of grass - Rye grass
Height of cut - semi 1.8m wide at 32mm, intermediate 1.8m wide at 64mm, rough maintained at 100mm
Any specific comments - this has been heavily overseeded with Rye grass this year which will produce a tougher test than last year

Weather
Weather in advance - mainly dry and warm
Forecast for tournament - mainly warm and dry with moderate to light winds

Course
Opened - October 2004
Course designer - Neil Haworth of Nelson and Haworth design
Special features - the 16th and 17th holes are played over a water filled, rare quarry, which will be very much in play on the 16th for those players opting to go for the green on this short par 4
General playability - should play tougher than last year with some very strong par 3s
Undulating / flat - some notable changes in elevation on a few holes otherwise only minor undulation
Tree lined / exposed - tree lined
Many / few water hazards - many hazards with water in play on holes 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18
Changes to the course - none

Other features
The course is surrounded by a housing complexwith all buildings, including the clubhouse, built with Tuscan style architecture and materials
The course itself features many new and old trees, including thousand year old Ginka trees 

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