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Venue
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The Old Course
St Andrews Links Trust
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9SF
Scotland
Tel: +44 1334 466666
Fax: +44 1334 466664

Location: 55 miles north of Edinburgh
Nearest Airport: Edinburgh (1 hour)

Golf Course Website:
www.standrews.org.uk


Carnoustie
20 Links Parade
Carnoustie
Angus
DD7 7JF
Scotland
Tel: +44 1241 802 270
Fax: +44 1241 802 271

Golf Course Website:
www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk


Kingsbarns Golf Links
Kingsbarns
St Andrews
KY16 8QD
Scotland
Tel: +44 1334 460 860
Fax: +44 1334 460 877

Golf Course Website:
www.kingsbarns.com


Tournament Website:
www.dunhilllinks.com

      Guy Sanan
Championship Committee
Alfred Dunhill Golf, Richemont
3rd Floor Office, 460 Fulham Road
London
SW6 1BZ
England
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7499 2539
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7491 0524
Email: golf@alfreddunhill.com


Peter German
Tournament Executive Director
International Management Group
IMG Golf Operations
McCormack House
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick, W4 2TH
England
Tel: +44 (0) 208 233 5300
Fax: +44 (0) 208 233 5001 or 5268

Course Info

St. Andrews

Greens
Type of grass - Fescue / Bent
Height of cut - 4.25mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 9'6" (Monday)
Any specific comments - 7 double greens, all greens very large and undulating

Fairways
Type of grass - Fescue / Bent
Height of cut - 8mm
General width and contouring - very wide, double fairways, undulating
Any specific comments - excellent cover and condition

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Fescue / Bent
Height of cut - 8mm

Rough
Type of grass - Fescue
Height of cut - semi 38mm, rough left to grow
Any specific comments - no rough between many double fairways

Weather
Weather in advance - windy, a few showers during the week prior to the event
Forecast for tournament - dry and windy

Course
Opened - over 650 years old
Course designer - Mother Nature - Old Tom Morris
Special features - 7 double greens, all add up to 18, singles 1, 9, 17 and 18
General playability - course runs North to South, in excellent condition
Undulating / flat - greens undulating, very large
Tree lined / exposed - very exposed
Many / few water hazards - very few
Changes to the course - new tee on 17th road hole

Other features
112 bunkers


Carnoustie

Greens
Type of grass - Brown top, Bent 50%, Red Fescue 30%, Annual Meadow grass 20%
Height of cut - 3.75mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'
Any specific comments - wear tolerant, good density, average area 700sq yards, one double green, fairly flat

Fairways
Type of grass - various Fescues (Brown Top Bent, some Ryegrass, annual Meadow grass)
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - 22 to 26 yards generally, mostly gently rolling contours
Any specific comments - good cover

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Bent, Fescue, Meadow grass, some Ryegrass
Height of cut - 6.5mm
Any speific comments - good cover

Rough
Type of grass - verious Fescues, Bent grasses, Wavy Hair grass, Sweet Vernal, Marram, Sea Lyme
Height of cut - semi 2", rough natural and un-mown 9"-2ft
Any specific comments - keep out

Weather
Weather in advance - relatively dry September, warmer than average, some heavy rain days
Forecast for tournament - mostly sunny and variably cloudy, SSW winds 10-15mph

Course
Opened - course started in 1840s by Alan Robertson (10 holes) and completed in 1872 by Tom Morris
Course designer - Tom Morris, Alan Robertson, James Braid
Special features - 'Classic Links', undulating fairways, thick rough and a winding Barry Burn
General playability - excellent
Undulating / flat - gently undulating
Tree lined / exposed - exposed near seaboard, some tree plantations
Many / few water hazards - several ditches plus the Barry Burn
Changes to the course - none

Other features
- There is a Barry Burn M.O.D. training area adjacent to the 6th and 7th holes.  Added hazard:  beware regular firing in progress.
- The only Open venue to be played by the legendary Ben Hogan in 1953; there is a special plaque installed at the 6th hole which is named after him – Hogan’s Alley. The Championship Course has hosted The Open Championship on seven occasions and also the Senior Open Championship in 2010.
- This is the 11th time the Alfred Dunhill Championship has been played at Carnoustie Links.


Kingsbarns

Greens
Type of grass - Fescue, Bent and Poa
Height of cut - 4mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'
Any specific comments - more grass cover than in previous year
Fairways
Type of grass - Fescue, Bent and Poa Pratensis
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - wide fairways

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Fescue, Bent and Poa Pratensis
Height of cut - 10mm
Any speific comments - in very good condition

Rough
Type of grass - Sheeps Fescue
Height of cut - semi 50mm, intermediate 75mm, rough 100mm

Weather
Weather in advance - wet and windy, quite cool temperatures
Forecast for tournament - mix of sun and clouyds with quite warm temperatures, wind expected to be around 8-15mph

Course
Opened -2000
Course designer - Kyle Phillips
Special features - large, undulating greens
Undulating / flat - mix of both
Tree lined / exposed - very exposed links course
Many / few water hazards - very few

Other features
A lot of bunkers so accuracy from the tee will be rewarded

Card of Course

Old Course St. Andrews


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14376344 104380347
24453414 113174159
34397363 124348318
44480439 134465425
55568519 145618565
64412377 154456417
74390357 164423387
83175160 174455416
94352322 184357326
Out3636033295 In3636763360
7272796655


Kingsbarns Golf Links


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14414379 104387354
23200183 114471431
35516472 125606554
44415379 133148135
54426390 144366335
64337308 153200183
74455416 165565517
83168154 174474433
95558510 184444406
Out3634893191 In3636613348
7271506539


Carnoustie


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14406371 104466426
24463423 114383350
34358327 125504461
44412377 133176161
54415379 145514470
65578529 154472432
74410375 163248227
83183167 174461422
94478437 184485443
Out3637033385 In3637093392
7274126777


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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1HOEY, MichaelNIR18-22
2MCILROY, RoryNIR18-20
T3MURRAY, GeorgeSCO18-18
T3MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-18
T5WARREN, MarcSCO18-17
T5FLEETWOOD, TommyENG18-17

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