This week's the D+D REAL Czech Masters will be held at Albatross Golf Resort, the third time the venue has hosted the event with the first holding of this event being in 2014.
The course was designed by Keith Preston and opened in 2010, it sits 400 meters above sea level so will play slightly shorter than it 7,516 yards on the card. Its is quite exposed so we could see a bit of wind blowing about during the course of the week as well as being gently undulating.
There have been a few additions to the course since last year with two new green side lakes on the first and twelfth holes which will very much be in play. There has also been a new lake added to the left of the lay-up area on the tenth hole. The other change to the course is the addition of 27 new trees planted throughout the course.
The tee's will be made up of bent and fescue grass cut to a length of 7mm.
The fairways have gentle undulations the bent and fescue grass is cut to 12mm.
The players won't want to be hitting it wide this week as the rough is long, the semi rough is at 32mm, the intermediate is 64mm and the really thick rough is at 76mm but won't be cut again between now and the tournament. One bonus is the rough should be very consistent.
The greens will be running at 12' on the stimpmeter and are cut to 2.8mm. The greens are A1/A4 grass.
The weather is set to be unsettled with prolonged periods of rain followed by very hot spells.