Course Info - ISPS Handa Wales Open

8/27/2013 12:37:24 PM

Greens
Type of grass - Creeping Bent / Poa
Height of cut - 2.5mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'8 Monday

Fairways
Type of grass - Rye, Bent, Fescue, Poa
Height of cut - 11mm

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Rye, Bent, Fescue, Poa
Height of cut - 9mm

Rough
Type of grass - Fescue, Smooth Stalked Meadow
Height of cut - semi 25mm, intermediate 50mm, rough90mm

Weather
Weather in advance - very dry throughout July and August
Forecast for tournament - a generally dry, sunny and warm week expected

Course
Opened - 2007 (original Wentwood Hills course opened in 1999)
Course designer - Holes 1-5, 14 and 16-18 are completely new (designed by Ross McMurray from European Golf Design). The remaining holes, which formed part of the Wentwood Hills course, were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, with some minor modification by EGD.
Undulating / flat - generally quite flat with change of allevation on holes 15-18
Tree lined / exposed - open to the elements
Many / few water hazards - there are water hazards on 10 of the holes

Other features
- The course sits in the USK Valley and borders the river USK

Changes since 2012
- None