Golf Course Maintenance





Dear Member / Property Owner, 

Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents 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 2012. 


Fungicide Spraying

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

Bermuda Grass Encroachment

The Men’s Tees 1, 11, 17, Ladies tees 1, 4, 5, 16, 18 and the Championship tees of holes 4, 5, 6, and 18 have been sprayed with their second and third applications of Roundup. 

Annual Golf Course Overseeding and Sand Topdressing Program

The overseeding and sand topdressing has been completed as per the schedule throughout the golf course. Germination of the new seed has already taken place, helping to improve grass density and future playability. 


Bermuda Grass Encroachment 

During the summer months warm season grasses flourish and encroach into the playing surfaces of the golf course. The Men’s Tees 1, 11, 17, Ladies tees 1, 4, 5, 16, 18 and the Championship tees of holes 4, 5, 6, and 18 which were sprayed with roundup will have these controlled areas turfed with new tee grass. 

Annual Golf Course Overseeding and Sand Topdressing Program

Additional overseeding and sand topdressing program will take place on any weak area of the golf course that has been slow to recover. In addition walk-off near greens complexes will be staked off to control traffic on newly seeded areas. This will help improve the growing conditions for the new seed to establish. 

Golf Course Rivers

The river of hole 5 and 6, is being aloud to dry out so that extensive vegetation can be cleared. This is an extremely slow process and will take many months to complete 

Driving Range Tee

The grass driving range tee will be reopened on the 1st October. Initially it will only be used for scheduled events from the Tournament Events Calendar and prearranged National and County squad team bookings. This opening schedule was introduced last year and as a consequence the benefit to the long term quality of the grass driving range has been experienced. The members still have the use of the excellent Huxley range mats at both ends of the driving range tee complex. 

2012 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 2012. 

5th and 6th November*

*In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Tee will be closed for hollow coring on Wednesday 7th 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                                                        Anthony Brooks                                

Golf Operations Manager                                            Golf Course Superintendent

For further information contact: Golf Reception

Tel: +34 637 861 591