Golf Course Maintenance



JULY 2014


Dear Member / Property Owner,


Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s 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 2014.





Hand Watering


The programme of hand watering the greens and tees was completed as per the schedule and will continue throughout the summer months.


Crab Grass Control


The fairways and green surrounds have been sprayed with the third and final application of pre-emergence herbicide. The Indiana course was closed on one occasion, after 3pm, to allow spraying to continue.


Golf Landscaping Improvements


The landscaping team has successfully finished cleaning out the river from the 3rd green complex to the “El Tiburon” lake on hole 14. Over the coming months, once the edges of the river have dried, additional rocks and gravel will be placed to enhance this water feature.


Solid Tining Greens


The greens have been solid tined with small pencil tines to improve air and water movement in the soil profile during the summer months. Disruption to the playing surface was keep to an absolute minimum.





Hydro Jet Greens


The greens will be aerified with the “Hydrojet” machine. This system of aeration creates small pin sized air holes in the green by the use of high-pressure water, 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.


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.


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 green’s surface, thus enabling them to plan particular holidays accordingly, please see below the remaining hollow coring date for 2014.


Monday 10th November


In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Facility will be closed for hollow coring on Wednesday 12th November until 3pm.



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,



Neil Evans                                                     Anthony Brooks                   

Golf Operations Manager                             Golf Course Superintendent