Friday, 19 March 2010
Course
Opened - 2001
Course Designer – Bob Hunt, Marcus Blackburn
Special Features - The flat terrain has been modified to utilize indigenous plants and increase the habitat for wildlife. The Plantations course was planned around mature Palm trees and the surrounding Mangroves. In contrast hole 3, a par 4, and 14, a par 3 overlook the Atlantic Ocean with spectacular views of Scarborough and Rockley Bay.
General Playability – The Plantations course offers a unique challenge to all golfers.A variation of holes between the Mangroves,to exposed holes with strong trade winds off the Atlantic Ocean. The par 3’s differ in length and offer their own challenge, small undulating greens surrounded by pot bunkers make these holes a difficult target. Three of the four par 5’s offer the player the opportunity of reaching the green in two, the second shot requires pin point accuracy to enable a birdie or eagle opportunity. All the par 4’s are strong, fairway bunkers and water hazards punish the errant tee shot.
Undulating/Flat – Flat terrain
Treelined/exposed – Tree lined and exposed
Many/few Water Hazards - Water Hazards play a part on 14 of the 18 holes.

Greens
Type of grass - Tiffdwarf
Height of cut - 3.5mm
Speed/stimp reading - 8 to 9 feet
Any specific comments - Greens top dressed to improve the surface and speed.

Fairways
Type of grass – Tifton 419 Bermuda Grass
Height of cut – 12mm
General width and contouring - Landing areas approximately 35 yards wide.

Tees
Type of grass – Tifton 419 Bermuda Grass
Height of cut - 12 mm

Collars
Type of grass - Tifton 419 Bermuda Grass
Height of cut – 12 mm

Rough
Type of grass – Bermuda/Savanna
Semi-rough - Height of cut – N/A
Intermediate – Height of cut – 60mm
Rough - Height of cut – N/A


Weather
In advance – Rainy season Jan/Feb,dry March onwards.
Forecast for tournament – Sunny, dry, 32 deg, winds 10 – 15 mph

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