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Fota Island Resort
Co. Cork
Republic of Ireland



Antonia Beggs
Championship Director
The European Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
Surrey  GU25 4LX
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Kit Gartrell
The European Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
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Event Exhibition
Darrell O’Hora
The European Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
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Chief Marshal
Ray Cawley
Fota Island Resort
Co. Cork
Rep of Ireland

Course Info

Type of grass - Creeping Bent (Penn Cross) with Poa Annua 
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 11.2 Tuesday morning aiming for high 11’s by Thursday
Any specific comments - 

Type of grass -  Creeping Bent (Penn Cross) with Poa Annua
Height of cut - 11.5mm
General width and contouring - Mostly wide with contouring complimenting the bunkering

Type of grass - Creeping Bent (Penn Cross) with Poa Annua 
Height of cut - 8 mm
Any specific comments - none

Type of grass - Mixture of Fescue, Brown Tip Bent, Smooth Stalked Meadow grass,  poa and ryegrass
Height of cut
- semi: 27 mm (cut daily)
- intermediate: 63mm (cut daily)
- rough: 90mm
Any specific comments - Maintained rough topped last weekend. Intermediate band of rough only around fairways.

Weather in advance - Quite dry
Forecast for tournament - Chance of isolated showers and t-storms Wednesday afternoon/evening. Cloudy start on Thursday and Friday with areas of drizzle then sunny afternoons. Mostly sunny Saturday, partly cloudy Sunday.

Opened - 1993
Course designer - Peter McEvoy. Re designed in 1998 by Jeff Howes.
Special features  - Two island type greens (10th / 18th)
General playability - Undulating parkland course set in Fota inland waterways. Lower holes set in Deer Park.
Tree lined / exposed - Tree lined around the Deer Park
Undulating / flat -   undulating
Many / few water hazards - Several on Holes 3, 6, 8, 10,11,12,13 and 18
Changes to the course - New back tees on holes 4 (+33 yards), 5 (+33 yards), 10 (+37 yards) and 18 (+25 yards). There is a new back tee on the 6th hole further to the left with the tee shot now played over water. The fairway has been extended to the left to due to the new angle of the tee shot.

The Deerpark Course at Fota Island hosted the Irish Opens in 2001 (Colin Montgomerie won) and 2002 (Soren Hansen won) and the Irish Seniors Open in 2006 (Sam Torrance won)

Card of Course

Fota Island Resort

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14409374 105537491
24461422 113168154
33165151 124428391
45581531 133208190
55577528 144417381
64364333 154476435
73179164 164417381
84478437 173222203
94424388 185532486
Out3636383328 In3534053112

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-13
2MOLINARI, EdoardoITA18-12
T3BALDWIN, MatthewENG18-11
T3BROBERG, KristofferSWE18-11
T3WILLETT, DannyENG18-11
T6CARLSSON, Magnus ASWE18-10

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