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Venue Info

Venue             Promoter
Open de España
Parador de El Saler
Valencia
            Jorge Sagardoy Fidalgo
Director General
Real Federación Española de Golf
C/ Arroyo del Monte, 5
28035 Madrid
Spain
Tel. +34 (9)1 376 9130
Fax. +34 (9)1 556 32 90
Email: jsagardoy@rfegolf.es

Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - L93 Bent grass
Height of cut - 2.8mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10.6 Monday evening, will aim for similar speed all week
Any specific comments - greens are quite undulating and firm

Fairways
Type of grass - Bermuda and Poa Annua over seeded with Rye grass last September
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - fairways are reasonably wide and contoured
Any specific comments - there are a lot of bushes, trees and sandy areas with ice plants next to the fairways so straight hitting off the tee will be very important this week

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Bermuda and Poa Annua over seeded with Rye grass last September
Height of cut - 10mm

Rough
Type of grass - Bermuda and Poa Annua
Height of cut - semi 32mm, rough topped at 70mm on Monday and won't be cut again
Any specific comments - green surrounds were overseeded with Rye grass two months ago, and Bermuda grass is just starting to grow following the dormancy period and therefore the rough is a bit patchy in places

Weather
Weather in advance - quite a lot of rain the last month with unusually cold temperatures
Forecast for tournament - chance of showers Friday afternoon, otherwise dry, and breezy all week especially Friday and Sunday

Course
Opened - 1968
Course designer - Javier Arana
Special features
- superb course located in El Saler natural park next to the Mediterranean Sea
- Holes next to the sea (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17 and 18) have a links feel as they are exposed and surrounded by sand dunes
- All other holes run amiongst a Mediterranean pine forest
General playability - course will play quite firm
Undulating / flat - quite undulating
Tree lined / exposed - tree lined and exposed (see above special features)
Many / few water hazards - no water hazards in play on this course
Changes to the course - the 8th tee has been extended by 20 metres

Special features
European Tour events played at Campo de Golf El Saler:
- Spanish Open: 1984 (Bernhard Langer), 1989 (Bernhard Langer) and 2001 (Robert Karlsson)
- Seve Trophy: 2003 (Great Britain & Ireland)
- Turespaña Open Mediterránea: 1993 (Frank Nobilo)
- Turespaña Masters: 1996 (Diego Borrego)

Card of Course

Parador de El Saler


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14439401 104399365
24389356 115568519
35542496 123198181
43200183 134353323
55526481 144422386
64448410 155572523
74358327 164427390
84376344 173213195
93156143 184466426
Out3634343141 In3636183308
7270526449


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HoleParYardsHoleParYards
14439
24389
35542
43200
55526
64448
74358
84376
93156
104399
115568
123198
134353
144422
155572
164427
173213
184466
Out363434In363618
Tot727052

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-5
T2AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-5
T2KIEFFER, MaximilianGER18-5
T4CARLSSON, Magnus ASWE18-4
T4WARING, PaulENG18-4
T4HORSEY, DavidENG18-4

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