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EVENT INFO

Venue
        Promoter
Fairmont St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife
Scotland
KY16 8PN
Tel: +44 (0) 1334 837 000
Fax: +44 (0) 1334 471 115
Web: www.fairmontgolf.com

Location: 3 miles south east of St Andrews on A917

Nearest airports: Edinburgh International – EDI (52 miles / 83kms)
Glasgow International – GLA (73 miles / 118kms)
        Louise Patterson
European Senior Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
Surrey GU25 4LX
England
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 840400
Fax: +44 (0) 1344 845889
Email: lpatterson@europeantour.com

COURSE INFO

Greens
Type of grass - Festuca, Agrostis Tenuis mix
Height of cut - 4mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'
Any specific comments - average size 700m², relatively flat with subtle borrows and undulations

Fairways
Type of grass - Lolium Perenne (dwarf), Festuca, Agrostis Tenius mix
Height of cut - 14mm
General width and contouring - 30m, gentle links contouring
Any specific comments - generous fairways with occasional narrow landing area

Collars / approaches
Type of grass - Lolium Perenne
Height of cut - 8mm

Tees
Type of grass - Lolium Perenne (dwarf), Festuca, Agrostis Tenius mix
Height of cut - 8mm

Rough
Type of grass - Lolium Perenne (dwarf), Festuca, Arostis Tenius mix
Height of cut - semi 35mm, intermediate 75mm, rough uncut
Any specific comments - rough is very thick consisting of tall Fescue with underlying Bent grass and occasional Rye

Weather
Weather in advance - sunny intervals and sacattered showers
Forecast for tournament  - sunny intervals and scattered showers

Course
Opened - original course 2001, existing layout 2009
Course designer - original designers Sam Torrance, Denis Griffiths and the late Gene Sarazen with a re-design by Gary Stephenson
Special features - course sits on the cliffs overlooking St Andrews Bay and the historic town of St Andrews as well as spectacular sea views across the Angus coast and Carnoustie
General playability - although carved from agricultural land the Torrance has a very 'links' feel to it with subtle undulations, fierce rough and deep, revetted bunkers. The greens play well all year round and are well known for their fast and tru surfaces, however the speed is monitored according to the strength of the wind and its direction. Cleverly designed to incorporate the four points of the compass within the opening 5 holes, all manner of shots are required to navigate these safely. There are a number of tees available on each hole to suit all abilities. The course was selected to host Local Final Qualifying for the 2010 Open Championship.
Undulating / flat - subtle links style undulations
Tree lined / exposed - exposed with occasional gorse
Many / few water hazards - numerous burns / streams protecting the approach to the greens
Changes to the course - Reopened in 2009 after extensive drainage work to fairways, all new tees, newly revetted bunkers and the redesign of 8 holes including 2 new greens

Other features
The course sits upon an area of Special Scientific Interest and has to be managed accordingly. There are restrictions to the amount of water that can be expelled from the site so this must be stored in catchment areas away from the general playing surfaces. These areas have become significant environmental areas producing habitats for countless birds, insects, flora and fauna.

Card Of Course

Torrance Championship Course


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14424388 105492450
24475434 113166152
34459420 125527482
44345315 134437400
53178163 144409374
65507464 154359328
74298272 164429392
83191175 173184168
94404369 185527482
Out3532813000 In3735303228
7268116228


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LANE, BarryENG18-14
2KOCH, GaryUSA18-12
T3SMYTH, DesIRL18-10
T3FOWLER, PeterAUS18-10
5MASON, CarlENG18-8
6JAMES, MarkENG18-7

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