Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Greens
Type of grass - Agrostis (Penn cross, Seaside, G2)
Height of cut - 3.25mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'
Any specific comments - small, undulating greens protected by deep bunkers

Fairways
Type of grass - Agrostis, Rye grass
Height of cut - 11mm
General width and contouring - wide and heavily contoured

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Agrostis
Height of cut - 8mm

Rough
Type of grass - Agrostis
Height of cut - semi 30mm, intermediate 38mm (last topped Sunday)
Any specific comments - about 5m of maintained rough (as above) each side of fairways, otherwise unmaintained

Weather
Weather in advance - sunny and clear
Forecast for tournament - very warm, sunny and breezy (especially Friday)

Course
Opened - 1987
Course designer - Robert Trent Jones Snr
Special features - superb course close to the Atlantic Ocean with small green that are very well protected with bunkers
General playability - difficult course, especially when the wind blows
Undulating / flat - undulating
Tree lined / exposed - a bit of both
Many / few water hazards - water hazards in play on holes 1, 5, 10, 12 and 14
Changes to the course - None

Other features
Golf du Palais Royal hosted the Moroccan Open in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999

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T5GONNET, Jean-BaptisteFRA18-10
T5FLOREN, OscarSWE18-10
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