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 2010.




Fungicide Spraying

The preventative fungicide spraying program of all grass areas was completed as per the schedule.


Hand Watering

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


Putting Green Irrigation Changes

The installation of two new irrigation systems for the putting green has been completed. One system will improve the watering uniformity to the putting green surface, whilst the other will independently irrigate the greens surround. This additional surrounds irrigation system will allow the greens collar to be mowed at the same height of cut as the collars of the greens on the Indiana course.







Fungicide Spraying

The preventative and curative fungicide spraying program of all grass areas will continue during September. This safeguard helps protect the course against strong summer turf grass diseases. Signs will be placed on fairway 1, green surround 1 and the 9th tee, 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.


Hand Watering

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


Solid Tining Greens

The greens will be solid tined with 5 mm pencil tines. The holes made, are open (noticeable) for the first 2 days. There is, in effect, no noticeable difference to the playing quality of the greens surface. This program will continue during the growing season.


Greens Hollow Coring Dates For 2010 and 2011

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 remaining scheduled coring dates for 2010 and the dates for 2011.



November 8th & 9th



21st and 22nd March
3rd and 4th May
7th and 8th November

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