Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in October 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 November, 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 December 2009.




Hollow Coring Greens

The greens have been hollow cored as per the schedule. This is an essential part of golf course maintenance that is carried out 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

This schedule of maintenance has commenced and will continue into December.


Hollow Coring Green’s Approaches

Each green approach and collar has been hollow cored, top dressed and over seeded. These procedures will help reduce soil compaction, which allows us to maintain the high quality playing surfaces in front of each green.






Edging Bunkers

The maintenance teams will begin edging the bunkers on the golf course. This will continue to enhance and define the aesthetic appearance of the golf course. Any bunker being worked on will be deemed ground under repair.


Renovation of Golf Academy Green Side Practice Bunkers

By its very nature, when practicing bunker shots, sand is deposited outside of the bunker on the grass surround. This continuous loss of sand creates a sand mound where grass cannot thrive. This area will be renovated.


Coring Tees

The hollow coring of the tees will continue into December. During this time tee markers may be moved to adjacent teeing areas so that work can continue during busy golfing periods.


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