Golf Course Maintenance



JULY 2013


Dear Member / Property Owner,


Following on from the ‘The Golf Course Superintendents News Letter’ sent to you in May 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 June, 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 July 2013.




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. The monthly spray program will be ongoing throughout the summer months.


 Hand Watering

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


Hydro Jet Greens

The schedule of Hydro-Jetting the green has commenced. The remaining holes will be hydro-jetted in July.




Unión Deportiva Almeria Football Training Camp at Desert Springs 

For the third consecutive year, Almeria Football Club has selected the Desert Spring Resort for their pre season training camp, scheduled to take place from Monday 22nd July to Friday 2nd August. It is a great achievement to secure such a high profile team at the resort and is a testament to the quality of both the playing surface of the Resort’s football pitch and its facilities. The football pitch will be closed during this time with restricted opening times from Monday 15th July for maintenance preparation. The teams training sessions will be open to the public for spectator viewing. Please contact the club house reception for further details.


Fungicide Spraying

The preventative fungicide spraying program of all grass areas will continue in July. This safeguard helps protect the course against strong summer turf grass diseases. Signs will be placed on fairway 1, green surround 1 and fairway 9 to remind all players that spraying is in progress. The reception staff will also advise players before play when spraying is in progress. Please remember to wash your hands after play.



Hand Watering

Throughout the summer months hand watering of the greens and tees will take place. Please be advised that this is an essential part of summer maintenance. Hand watering cannot be stopped during play for this reason.



Hydro Jet Greens

The greens will be aerified with the “Hydro Jet” machine. This system of aeration creates small pin sized air holes in the green by the use of high pressure water, reducing soil compaction and improving water and air movement throughout the soil profile. There will be no adverse effect to the quality of the green playing surface during this time.



2013 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 hollow coring date for 2013.


Monday 4th November


In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Facility will be closed for hollow coring on first Wednesday respectively until 3pm.


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,

Martin Brännström                                                     Anthony Brooks                                 

Golf Operations Manager                                            Golf Course Superintendent


For further information: Golf Reception
Tel: +34 637 861 591