Golf Course Maintenance




Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter’ sent to you in August 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 September, 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 October 2011.




Fungicide Spraying

The preventative application of fungicides to help safeguard and protect the golf course against strong summer turf grass diseases has been completed as per the schedule.


Hand Watering

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


Solid Tining Greens

The solid tining of the greens has been completed as per the schedule.



Golf Course Overseeding and Sand Topdressing Program

The overseeding program and sand topdressing has been completed as per the schedule on holes 1, 3, 5, 7, 16, 17 and 18. The sand topdressing will aide germination and protect the new grass seedlings.







Golf Course Traffic Areas

After the summer months, the high traffic areas of the golf course will benefit from overseeding to improve turf grass density and quality. These areas will be marked out by half moon metal stakes and will be deemed as GUR. The metal stakes will restrict traffic improving the germination rate of the new grass.


Hollow Coring Tees

The tees, like the greens, need to be hollow cored to help dilute soil compaction and improve air and water movement throughout the soil profile. This management program will take two weeks to complete. During this time tee markers may be moved to adjacent teeing areas so that work can continue during busy golfing periods.


Hollow Coring Greens’ Approaches

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



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 date for 2011.

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