Golf Course Maintenance

APRIL 2011


Dear Member / Property Owner,

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




Hollow Coring Greens

The greens have been hollow cored as per the schedule.


Hard Pan Grading & Rolling

The grading and rolling of large areas of desert hard pan around the driving range practice facilities has been completed.


Verti Draining Fairways

The programme of verti draining the Indiana course fairways continued as per the schedule.


Golf Course Landscaping Improvements

The improvement works to the golf course landscaping areas has continued with the completion of hole 2, the newly planted orange tree at the club house, the relocation of the large Agave impeding shots from the 1st ladies tee and the pruning of the Yucca plants along hole 15.


Rabbit Fence Hole 1 & 2

A new rabbit fence has been placed on the out of bounds limit of the golf course, starting from the right hand side of the first green surround continuing and joining onto The Great Wall of Cuevas on hole 2. Since its completion there has been a significant improvement to the playing and grass condition. The fence straining posts have been painted white to identify the area beyond the fence as ‘Out of Bounds’.






Hard Pan Grading & 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 be completed in April. 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.


Irrigation Changes To Fairway 16 & Green Surround 15

To improve the uniformity of irrigation coverage, sprinkler heads will be relocated on fairway 16 and additional heads will be placed on green surround 15. During this time, trenching work across the turf playing surface will be needed. As always, disruption to play will be kept to a bare minimum. Golf reception will keep golfers updated of the works being carried out.


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 remaining scheduled coring dates for 2011.

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

José Ignacio Olea
Golf Operations Manager


Anthony Brooks
Golf Course Superintendent


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