Friday, 19 March 2010
Course
Dry and relatively firm. Wind is a major factor. Free draining site which is playable all year round. Classic links and one of the toughest in the British Isles.
Designer: Harry Coult

Grasses
Greens: A mix of slender creeping red fescue, chewings fescue, brown top bent and poa.

Fairways: Fescue/bent plus areas of rye grass

Semi-Rough: As above but with wild flowers

Fairways
Vary between 30 & 40 yds wide. Very undulating with tight firm lies.
Fairways: 11 mm
Surrounds and Tees: 11 mm

Greens
Greens: 5 mm. Greens range in size from 350 metres square to 833 metres square. (avg: 555 m sq.) Most greens are undulating apart from 8 & 9.

Speed: 9.5 feet

Rough
Rough: Never cut Semi-rough: 40mm

Anything else
Since the deep rough is not cut, wild flowers including orchids are abundant. Spectacular views over ‘The Causeway Coast’. There is also a healthy population of birds including reed buntings, skylarks, stone chats, wheatern and some very cheeky crows liable to steal golf balls!

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