Golf Course Maintenance

MAY 2007

Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in March 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 April, 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 May 2007.


15th Hole Modifications

Remodelling to hole 15 has proceeded according to the schedule of works. This work is anticipated to take approximately three months to complete. Work commenced on the relocation of the cart track, widening of the existing fairway and the introduction of a new wadi to the right hand side of the fairway.

Hollow Coring Greens

The greens were hollow cored as per the schedule and have recovered extremely well. The putting surfaces are rapidly returning to their formal glory!


Irrigation Improvements

Preparatory work for irrigation improvements to green surrounds 1, 5, 11 &17 are scheduled to commence. This work will improve irrigation uniformity to these grass surrounds.

Hollow Coring & Over-Seeding Approaches

Each green approach will be hollow cored, top dressed and over seeded. These procedures will help reduce soil compaction, which allows us to maintain the highest quality playing surfaces at the approach of each green.

15th Hole Modifications

Remodelling works to hole 15 will continue. The program of works is extensive and the golf receptionists will announce daily updates of the works being carried out to golfers at registration. We will of course try to keep any disruption to play to a minimum and ask for you to bear with us during the hole enhancement works.

Hollow Coring Greens

In accordance with the previously advised greens maintenance schedule, the greens will be hollow cored with 13mm Tines and top dressed. This is an essential part of golf course maintenance. This aerification program is fundamental for healthy root growth and turf, to both maintain and enhance the playing quality of the putting surfaces with which we are accustomed at The Indiana. The work will be carried out over a three-day period with disruption to play kept, as always, to a minimum.

Coring Greens Schedule 2007 Reminder

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 temporarily effect the playing conditions of the greens surface, thus enabling them to plan particular holidays accordingly, please see below further remaining scheduled dates for ‘Greens Hollow Coring’: –

  • Monday 15th October (6mm Tines)

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,

Simon Coaker
Director of Golf

Kind regards,

Anthony Brooks
Golf Course Superintendent