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 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.

Bermuda Grass Encroachment

Ladies Tee 7, Men’s Tee 11, 4th Hole Approach and Championship Tee 6 have been sprayed with applications of Roundup. These areas have turned white and will be turfed or overseeded during October.

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 playing conditions of the golf course. 


Annual Golf Course Overseeding and Sand Topdressing Program

Additional overseeding and sand topdressing will take place on any weak area of the golf course that has been slow to recover. In addition walk-off areas near green 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.

Driving Range Tee

The grass driving range tee will be reopened on the 14th 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 previously 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.

Bermuda grass Encroachment

 The areas of the golf course sprayed with roundup to control the encroachment of Bermuda grass, Ladies Tee 7, Men’s Tees 11, Championship Tee 6 and the 4th Hole Approach, will be turfed.  

 2013 and 2014 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 and the new hollow coring dates for 2014.


Monday 4th November, 2013

Monday 28th April, 2014

Monday 10th November, 2014 


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 calendar, format and any additions, information of how to enter, and much, much more by visiting either our official website  or by contacting the golf reception at Desert Springs. 

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