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Venue Info

Venue
                Promoter
Durban Country Club
101 Walter Gilbert Road
Durban 4001
South Africa
031 313 1777
Tel. +27 31 313 1777

Tournament website:
www.southafricanopen.com
                Mrs Mbali Ngqula
Tel: +27 11 804 1485
Fax: +27 11 804 3512
Mobile: +27 83 380 9406
Email: mbali@dwcs.co.za
Tournament Website: southafricanopen.com


Gary Todd
Sunshine Tour
PostNet Suite No 185
Private Bag X15
Somerset West 7129, Western Cape
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 21 850 6500
Fax: +27 (0) 21 852 8271
Email: gtodd@sunshinetour.com
Website: www.sunshinetour.com

Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda (mini verde)
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter - 9' on Monday

Fairways
Type of grass - Bermuda
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - 25 to 35 metres wide but quite tight in landing areas where it is more like 12-15 metres

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Paspalam and Bermuda
Height of cut - 8mm

Rough
Type of grass - Bermuda and Buffalo
Height of cut - semi 35mm, intermediate 65mm, rough 95mm

Weather
Weather in advance - very dry generally however 15mm rain prior to the event
Forecast for tournament - chance of rain up until Wednesday, dry there after

Course
Opened - 1922
Course designer - George Waterman and Lawrie B Waters
General playability - regarded as one of the finest courses in South Africa
Undualting / flat - first 4 and last 2 holes are very undulating as they are built on sand dunes
Tree lined / exposed - many trees and shrubs on the course
Many / few water hazards - very few hazards
Changes to the course - par 3, 15th hole, was re-designed and re-located to prevent flooding problems

Other features
There are several monkeys to be found around the course

Card of Course

Durban CC


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14387354 105560512
23188172 114480439
35512468 123156143
43180165 134339310
54459420 145527482
64352322 153194177
74372340 164417381
85501458 174401367
94434397 184273250
Out3633853096 In3633473061
7267326157


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ELS, ErnieRSA18-25
2GOOSEN, RetiefRSA18-24
3OOSTHUIZEN, LouisRSA18-21
4SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-18
T5ROCK, RobertENG18-16
T5WATTEL, RomainFRA18-16

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