Golf Course Maintenance



Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in September 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 October, 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 November 2010.




Golf Course Overseeding and Topdressing

The golf course was overseeded and topdressed as per the golf course maintenance schedule. The vast majority of the seed has germinated and is starting to fill-in the weak areas of the course after the heat stress of the summer months, improving turf density. Further overseeding will take place to improve any area that has failed to completely recover. These areas have been cordoned off with white metal staking to control golf traffic and therefore aide with germination. Please pick and place from these areas.


Hollow Coring Tees

The tees have been hollow cored as per the golf course maintenance schedule.


Hollow Coring Green’s Approaches

Due to high golfing traffic on the course the greens approaches were not cored during the month of October. This work will be carried out in November.






Hollow Coring Greens

The scheduled hollow coring of the greens will take place in November. This is an essential part of golf course maintenance. The hollow coring of the greens is a practice which is scheduled each year 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 Greens Approaches

Each green approach will be hollow cored, top dressed and overseeded. These procedures will help reduce soil compaction and improve both turf grass quality and playing conditions in front of each green.


Edging Bunkers

The maintenance teams will begin edging the bunkers on the golf course. This will continue to enhance and define the aesthetic appearance of the golf course. Any bunker being worked on will be deemed ground under repair.


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