Golf Course Maintenance



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 2008.




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 Collars and 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.


2nd Hole Green Approach Area

This new grass area has now grown in sufficiently and has been opened for play.




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 one week to complete. During this time tee markers may be moved to adjacent teeing areas so that work can continue during busy golfing periods.


Fairway Sprinkler Heads

As a consequence of the fairway maintenance programmes at Desert Springs, over time fairway sprinkler heads become lower than the fairway surface. Maintenance teams will be raising a total of 500 sprinkler heads to guarantee uniform water coverage to the desired areas of grass. Please be aware that this schedule of work will continue whilst golfers are playing, however staff will be protected from errant shots by protective netting and that disruption to play will be minimal.


Greens Hollow Coring Dates For 2009

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 dates for ‘Greens Hollow Coring’ during 2009:

April 20th & 21st
May 18th & 19th
November 9th & 10th


This particular programme 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,

Simon Coaker
Director of Golf

Kind regards,

Anthony Brooks
Golf Course Superintendent



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