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Sheshan International Golf Club,



Marc Webster

IMG Golf Operations
McCormack House
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick, W4 2TH
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8233 5300
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8233 5301 or 5268
Email: marc.webster@img.com
Tournament Website: www.hsbcgolf.com


Course Info

Type of grass - A1/ A4 creeping bent
Height of cut - 1.9mm
Speed/Stimpmeter reading - 11'6"
Any specific comments - Some of the greens have a lot of slope and false fronts which will make them very challenging with pace.

Type of grass - Rye grass/Paspalum mix
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - Average width

Type of grass -   Rye grass/Paspalum mix
Height of cut - Tees - 8mm

Type of grass - Rye grass/ Paspalum mix
Height of cut
- semi: 1.8m wide at 32mm
- Intermediate - 1.8m wide at 64mm 
- rough: maintained rough at 90mm

Weather in advance - Quite a lot of rain in the week before.
Forecast for tournament - Mild with some showers possible.

Opened - October 2004
Course designer - Neil Haworth of Nelson and Haworth design.
Special features - The 16th & 17th holes are played over a water filled, rare quarry, which will be very much in play on the 16th for those players opting to go for the green on this short par 4.  
General Play-ability - Firm greens make hitting the fairway essential.
Treelined/Exposed - Tree Lined
Undulating / flat - Some notable changes in elevation on a few holes otherwise only minor undulation.
Many / few water hazards - Many hazards, water in play on holes 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18.
Changes to the course -
Hole 5:  Right hand fairway bunker re-shaped and extended so carry over this bunker is now 300 yards.
Hole 8: New bunker to the right of the landing zone just past the dogleg.
Hole13:  This hole extended by 28 yards to bring bunkers back into play.
Hole 14:  New bunker right hand side of landing zone and new bunker just short of the green with new section of green to create another pin position. This hole will be played shorter at 563 yards this year.
Hole 18:  A new bunker 290 yards from the tee on the left of the fairway with the fairway reshaped closer to the water. Much tighter tee shot.

The course is surrounded by a housing complex with all buildings including the clubhouse built with Tuscan style architecture and materials. The course itself features many new and old trees including thousand year old Gingka trees.


Card of Course

Sheshan International GC

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14459420 104401367
25550503 114456417
34362331 123217198
43200183 134437400
54456417 145563515
63200183 154487445
74346316 164288263
85603551 173212194
94486444 185538492
Out3636623348 In3635993291

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WATSON, BubbaUSA18-11
2CLARK, TimRSA18-11
T3FOWLER, RickieUSA18-10
T3IWATA, HiroshiJPN18-10
T3MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-10
T6OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-8

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