Course Info - Omega Dubai Desert Classic

1/29/2013 12:00:57 PM
Greens
Type of grass - Tiff Eagle Bermuda
Height of cut - 2.35mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12'5" (Monday)
Any specific comments - generally flat greens but very true and firm

Fairways
Type of grass - 419 Bermuda overseeded with Perennial Rye
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - around 25 to 30m wide with sweeping contours and slight doglegs on most holes

Tees / collars
Type of grass - 419 Bermuda overseeded with Perennial Rye
Height of cut - 8mm

Rough
Type of grass - 419 Bermuda overseeded with Perennial Rye
Height of cut - semi 32mm, intermediate 64mm, rough 64mm (cut last Tuesday)
Any specific comments - 64mm rough will be maintained around green complexes all week

Weather
Weather in advance - normal weather for the time of year, nothing unusual
Forecast for tournament - temperature should vary between highs of 23°C and 26°C, with wind likely to be a factor over the weekend where temperatures will drop as a cold front moves into the area with an expected maximum of 22°C all weekend

Course
Opened - 1988
Course designer - Karl Litten
Special features - stunning clubhouse which has been completely refurnished
General playability - always regarded by Tour players as a tough but very fair test
Undulating / flat - minor undulations through old sand dunes
Tree lined / exposed - a number of trees and shrubs around the course
Many / few water hazards - water comes into play on 10 holes
Changes to the course - several fairway lines adjusted and sloping around a number of greens has been allowed