Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in September which was designed to keep you up to date with all of the important maintenance procedures which were scheduled to take place on The Indiana course in October, we are pleased to be able to give you an update on the works carried out and to inform you of the schedule of works which shall take place in November 2009.




Solid Tining Greens

The greens have been solid tined as per the schedule.


Hollow Coring Traffic Areas

Traffic entrance and exit areas of the golf course have been hollow cored, seeded and topdressed. This will establish and improve the turf grass quality in these areas. These areas have not been marked as GUR, but are identified with white metal stakes, to divert normal golf traffic which could impede seed germination and establishment.


Driving Range Tee

The grass driving range was reopened and will only be used for scheduled events from the Tournament events calendar and prearranged National and County squad team bookings. This opening schedule was introduced last year and as a consequence the benefit to the long term quality of the grass driving range was realised. The members still have the use of the excellent Huxley range mats at both ends of the driving range tee complex.






Hollow Coring Greens

The scheduled hollow coring of the greens will take place in November. This is an essential part of golf course maintenance. The hollow coring of the greens is a practice which is scheduled each year to both maintain and enhance the playing quality of the putting surfaces with which we are accustomed at The Indiana. This practice creates the required environment for strong vigorous roots to grow, the very essence of golf course maintenance.


Hollow Coring Tees

The tees, like the greens, need to be hollow cored to help dilute soil compaction and improve air and water movement throughout the soil profile. This management program will take two weeks to complete. During this time tee markers may be moved to adjacent teeing areas so that work can continue during busy golfing periods.


Hollow Coring Green’s Approaches

Each green approach will be hollow cored, top dressed and over seeded. These procedures will help reduce soil compaction and improve both turf grass quality and playing conditions in front of each green.


Greens Hollow Coring Dates For 2010

In the knowledge that all property owners and members need to have as much notice as possible with respect to particular aspects of the golf course maintenance schedule that may temporarily effect the playing conditions of the greens surface, thus enabling them to plan particular holidays accordingly, please see below the scheduled coring dates for 2010.


April 26th & 27th
May 20th & 21st
November 8th & 9th

This particular program is an essential part of golf course maintenance. This practice creates the required environment for strong vigorous roots to grow, the very essence of golf course maintenance.

You will be able to keep up to date with the full tournament and social schedule, format and any additions, information of how to enter, and much, much more by visiting either our official website or alternatively, reading the notice boards in both the Men’s and Ladies locker rooms in the Clubhouse whilst at the Resort.

We and the staff at Desert Springs are looking forward to seeing you on The Indiana course in the near future.


Kind regards, Kind regards,

Simon Coaker
Director of Golf

Anthony Brooks
Golf Course Superintendent



For further information contact: Golf Reception
Telephone: +34  637 861 591