Golf Course Maintenance





Dear Member / Property Owner,


Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter sent to you in September, 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 October, 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 November 2014.




Hollow Coring and Overseeding Tees

The hollow coring and topdressing of the tees has been completed on holes 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. In addition the root pruning of the trees to the right hand side of the 13th tees has taken place, as the roots had encroached into the rootzone of the tees, causing a decline in turf quality. The ladies tee has been overseeded to reestablish the turfgrass stand.


Annual Golf Course Overseeding and Sand Topdressing Program

Additional overseeding and sand topdressing has started as per the schedule throughout the golf course. Areas will be roped off in certain areas of the golf course to help control golf traffic that disrupts seed germination.


Driving Range Tee

The driving range and grass practice tees were closed on Wednesday 15th October to enable the verticutting and overseeding to be completed in one day.




Hollow Coring Greens

As previously advised, please be reminded that the greens will be hollow cored on Monday 10th November and the practice area will be closed on Wednesday 12th Novmber until 3pm. The hollow coring of the greens is a maintenance practice which is scheduled each year to both maintain and enhance the playing quality of the putting surfaces with which we are accustomed at The Indiana. This practice creates the required environment for strong vigorous roots to grow, the very essence of golf course maintenance.


Hollow Coring and Overseeding Tees

The remaining tees will be hollow cored and overseeded to reduce soil compaction, improve air and water movement throughout the soil profile and enhance the playing surfaces. During this time tee markers may be moved to adjacent tees so that work can continue uninterrupted.


Annual Golf Course Overseeding and Sand Topdressing Program

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


2014 and 2015 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 hollow coring dates for 2015.


  Monday 20th April, 2015

Monday 11th May, 2015

Monday 9th November, 2015


In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Facility will be closed for hollow coring on Wednesday 22nd April 2015, Wednesday 13th May 2015 and Wednesday 11th November 2015.


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,



  Alfonso Castiñeira                                      Anthony Brooks                                

Golf Operations Manager                            Golf Course Superintendent