Golf Course Maintenance



Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in December 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 January, 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 February 2011.




Hole 2 Wadi Extension

The construction work to create a dry wadi along the property boundary to the left hand side of the second hole has started. The area has been marked as ground under repair.


Bunker Edging and Sand Placement

The maintenance teams have completed the edging programme and sand replacement within the bunkers of the golf course.


Hard Pan Grading and Rolling

Due to a mechanical failure of the grading machine the programme of rolling and grading of the desert hard pan was defered to commence in February.


7th Hole Landscaping Modifications

Further pruning of the Agave americana on the 7th hole has taken place as per the schedule to help aide the location of golf balls near the larger plants and to assist playability.


Verti Draining Fairways

The programme of verti draining the Indiana course fairways continued, with holes 8, 9, 10 and 13 being completed.


Golf Course Landscaping Improvements

The improvement works to the golf course landscaping areas has continued on holes 14, 2 and the pruning of the golf course olive trees.





Hole 2 Wadi Extension

The construction of the dry wadi along the property boundary to the left hand side of the second hole will continue in February. The wadi is being extended an additional 75 metres to divert all storm water away from the property boundary of Buena Vista. There will be no reduction of the greens surround grass.


Hard Pan Grading and Rolling

Areas of desert hard pan within close proximity of the fairways will be graded and rolled to improve their playability. ‘Winter Rules’ must be applied to any players’ golf ball that comes to rest in a desert hard pan area where this work is being carried out.


Verti Draining Fairways

The programme of verti-draining the fairways will continue throughout February. This particular aspect of course maintenance is both extremely necessary and time consuming, so we ask you to please bear with us until its completion. Disruption to play, as always is kept to an absolute minimum.


2011 Greens Hollow Coring Dates

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 scheduled coring dates for 2011.

21st & 22nd March
3rd & 4th May
7th & 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