Monday, 07 October 2013

Type of grass - L93 Bentgrass
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 11'
Any specific comments - very large and undulating greens

Type of grass - Bermuda 419
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - average width
Any specific comments - a lot of fairway bunkers

Tees / collars
Type of grass - L93 Bent / Poa (collars) and Bermuda 419
Height of cut - 10mm

Type of grass - Ryegrass / Bermuda
Height of cut - semi 32mm, rough 80mm
Any specific comments - since the start of 2012 the club have decided to return the primary rough grass species to Bermuda

Weather in advance - significant rain the week before the tournament
Forecast for tournament - hot and breezy, average temperature of 25C

Opened - 2004
Course designer - Arnold Palmer
General playability - rough not very punishing, putting will be the key
Undulating / flat - very flat
Tree lined / exposed - very exposed
Many / few water hazards - four lakes come in to play on seven of the holes
Changes to the course - third hole is being played as a 481 yard par four and the 12th hole has been lengthened to 593 yards

Other features
Hosted the World Cup in 2005 and is one of five courses at Vilamoura, seven in the Oĉeanico Group

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LYNN, DavidENG18-18
2WALTERS, JustinRSA18-17
T3GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-16
T3WARING, PaulENG18-16
T6OTTO, HennieRSA18-15
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