Type of grass: Penncross / Poa
Height of cut: 3.3mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading: Monday 9’8”
Any specific comments: Sloping greens which can be difficult to read
Type of grass: Penneagle / Poa / Rye Grass / Kikuyu
Height of cut: 12mm
General width and contouring: Generous fairways 25m – 35m
Any specific comments: Fairways very dry due to lack of irrigation/shortage of water
Tees / Collars
Type of grass: Penneagle / Poa / Kikuyu
Height of cut: 10mm
Any specific comments: No Rough
Type of grass: Rye Grass / Poa
Height of cut:
- semi: 32mm
- intermediate: N/A
- rough: 74mm
Weather in advance: Very hot and dry conditions. No rain for months.
Forecast for tournament: Mostly dry and warm with a chance of some light showers. Winds approximately 15-20 mph.
Course designer: Robert Trent Jones Jnr. Special features: The course descends 300 meters from top to bottom.
General playability: Can be tricky judging the distance because of the altitude and wind.
Undulating / flat: Very hilly course at 700 meters altitude.
Tree lined / exposed: Most of the trees are quite a long way from the fairways.
Many / few water hazards: There are quite a few water hazards but not too close to play.
Changes to the course: Thousands of newly planted trees in rough.
This will be the 23rd anniversary of the tournament.
Stunning views of the Atlantic ocean.
This is a re-scheduling of the event cancelled in March due to very bad weather.