Golf Course Maintenance

July 2009


Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in May 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 June, 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 July 2009.




Fungicide Spraying

The preventative fungicide-spraying programme of all grass areas was completed as per the schedule. This maintenance programme helps protect the course against strong summer turf grass diseases.


Edging Fairways

The edging of the fairways commenced as per the schedule and has resulted in enhancing the aesthetic appearance of these grass areas.


Hand Watering

The programme of hand watering of the greens and tees commenced as per the schedule.




Fungicide Spraying

The second application of the preventative fungicide-spraying programme of all grass areas will commence in July. This maintenance programme helps protect the course against strong summer turf grass diseases. Signs will be placed on fairway 1, green surround 1 and fairway 9 to remind all players that spraying is in progress. The reception staff will also advise players before play when spraying is in progress. Please remember to wash your hands after play.


Edging Fairways

The maintenance teams will continue to edge the fairways on the golf course. This will enhance and define the aesthetic appearance of these grass areas.


Hand Watering

Throughout the summer months hand watering of greens and tees will take place. Please be advised that this is a crucial part of summer maintenance. Hand watering cannot be stopped during play for this reason.


Foreign Grass Encroachment

During the summer months warm season grasses and weeds flourish in this warm climate. Over the following months the areas that have encroachment; fairways, roughs and green surrounds, will be sprayed with selective herbicide. These small areas will appear white and dry and will be deemed ground under repair.



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 remaining scheduled date for ‘Greens Hollow Coring’ during 2009:

November 9th & 10th

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   Anthony Brooks
Director of Golf   Golf Course Superintendent



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