Type of grass - Bermuda Tifdwarf
Height of cut - 2.7mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12.2 Tuesday aiming to keep it between 12-12.6 for the week
Any specific comments - Greens are firm
Type of grass - Paspalum
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - quite flat and narrower than average
Tees / collars
Type of grass - Paspalum over seeded with Rye grass
Height of cut - 6mm
Type of grass - Rye grass
Height of cut - semi 32mm (cut daily), intermediate 64mm (cut daily), rough 72mm ( last topped inside the ropes on Monday)
Any specific comments - Rough was over seeded with Rye grass in October 2014 and it is very consistent and penal.
Weather in advance - Winter so far has been warmer than average
Forecast for tournament - Sunny and pleasant
Opened - 1998
Course designer - Peter Harradine
Special features - every year the rough is over seeded with Rye grass
General playability - the course is in superb condition
Undulating / flat - flat
Tree lined / exposed - quite exposed
Many / few water hazards - on holes 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18
Changes to the course - The following greens have been enlarged to provide more challenging hole locations:
-Hole 2: green has been extended to the right closer to the water.
-Hole 4: green has been substantially extended to the right closer to the water.
-Hole 11: green has been slightly extended back right to provide a new hole location.
-Hole 12: green has been extended towards the water.
Additionally the 16th fairway has been re-designed with new fairway bunkers.
This year’s Championship will be the 10th edition of the event