Type of grass - Mix of meadow grass and bent grassHeight of cut - 3.4 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 10’6’’
Type of grass - Mix of bent grass, Rye and fescue.
Height of cut - 9 mm
General width and contouring - Average width but a lot of movement through the drive zone means that they play narrower.
TEES / COLLARS
Type of grass - Mix of meadow grass, rye and fescue
Height of cut - 8 mm and 9mm
Type of grass - Mix of fescue and rye grass
Height of cut - semi: 2 m wide at 30 mm
- intermediate: maintained rough at 50 mm (2 m wide around fairway 64 m around the green
- rough: 94 mm
Unmaintained rough has been allowed to establish in areas throughout the course to provide a more defined line of play.
Weather in advance - hot and dry.
Forecast for tournament Dry sunny, winds from NE
Opened - 1990
Course designer - Hubert Chesneau with Robert Van Hagge as a consultant.
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 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 18.
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 - 2 new bunkers on 18th hole.
Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest - 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.