Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in December 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 January, 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 February 2010.




Edging Bunkers

The bunker edging has been completed according to the schedule.


Irrigation Cable Repair To 13th Fairway

The new irrigation communication cable on the 13th fairway has been completed. The replaced turf will be marked as ‘Ground Under Repair’ until it has tied back in.






4th Tee Complex – Irrigation Changes

A new irrigation system will be placed around the Men’s and Ladies tees. This will enhance the irrigation uniformity, which in particular will improve the quality of the tee surface during the summer months. Whilst work takes place, the tee markers will be moved to adjacent tees to allow golf and the project work to continue. There will be no disruption to the playing surface of the tee.


Solid Tining Greens

The greens will be solid tined with 5 mm pencil tines. These holes are only open (noticeable) for the first 2 days. This program will continue during the growing season. There is hardly any noticeable effect to the playing quality of the greens surface.


Verti Draining Fairways

The program of verti-draining the fairways will start in February. This particular aspect of course maintenance is both extremely necessary and time consuming, so we ask you to please bear with us until its completion. Disruption to play, as always will be kept to an absolute minimum.


Greens Hollow Coring Dates For 2010

In the knowledge that all property owners and members need to have as much notice as possible concerning 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