Golf Course Maintenance



Dear Member / Property Owner,

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




Hand Watering

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


Fungicide Spraying

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


Cart Track Repairs, Additional Work

During the summer months, the cart tracks are subjected to daily irrigation cycles that can make areas of the cart track vulnerable to cart traffic resulting in the appearance of potholes. These areas have now been graded, filled and rolled to create a smooth cart track surface once again.





Hand Watering

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


Fungicide Spraying

The preventative fungicide-spraying programme to all grass areas will continue in September. 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.


Solid Tining Greens

The greens will be solid tined during September. The 5mm pencil tine holes are only open (noticeable) for the first 2 days. During this time, by aiding the flushing of the salts with freshwater hand watering and increasing oxygen uptake to the root system, the negative impact of accumulated salts throughout the summer period within the soil profile is greatly reduced. This program will continue during the growing season. There is hardly any noticeable effect to the playing quality of the greens surface.


Greens Hollow Coring Dates for 2009 and 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 remaining scheduled date for ‘Greens Hollow Coring’ during 2009 and the scheduled coring dates for 2010.



November 9th & 10th

April 26th & 27th
May 17th & 18th
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