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Type of grass

- Mix of meadow grass and bent grass

Height of cut

- 3mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 12'



Type of grass

- Mix of bent grass, Rye and fescue.

Height of cut

- 9mm

General width and contouring

- Average width but a lot of movement through the drive zone means that they play narrower.



Type of grass

- Mix of meadow grass, rye and fescue 

Height of cut

- 7mm



Type of grass

- Mix of fescue and rye grass

Height of cut

- semi

- intermediate

- rough

- Any Specific Comments

- Rye / Poa

- 2.5 m  wide at 28 mm

- 5 m  wide at 57 mm 

- maintained rough at 80 mm, then unmaintained.

- Quite weak this year following very hot and dry weather.



Weather in advance

- The last 4 weeks have seen a lot of very dry weather with only 4 mm of rain since 6th may

Forecast for tournament

- Hot, light to moderate winds. Some thunderstorm/showers possible.




- 1990

Course designer

- Hubert Chesneau with Robert Van Hagge as a consultant.

General playability

- Will play firm and dry, not as tough as recent years.

Special Features

- Stadium style course with lots of elevated viewing positions.  Water is very much a feature especially over the closing holes which are something of an amphitheatre with water coming in to play on 13, 15, 16 and 18, as well as 1 and 2.

Undulating / flat

- Quite a lot of undulation.

Tree lined / exposed

- Mostly exposed.

Many / few water hazards

- Many, see special features above.

Changes to the course

- None


-    The lakes are full of some of the largest carp in this part of the world that feed almost exclusively on the grass clippings from the golf course.  

Card of Course

Le Golf National

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14416380 104383350
23213195 113191175
35563515 124443405
44487445 134427390
54405370 145607555
64383350 154399365
74481440 163175160
83208190 174484443
95596545 184470430
Out3637523430 In3535793273

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2MORRISON, JamesENG18-10
3VAN ZYL, JacoRSA18-8
4KAYMER, MartinGER18-7

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