Golf Course Maintenance



MAY 2015


Dear Member / Property Owner,


Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter sent to you in March, 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 April, 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 May 2015.




Hollow Coring Greens

The hollow coring of the golf course and practice greens has been completed as per the golf course maintenance schedule.


Bunker Renovation And Turfing

The turfing of the bunker faces and edges has been completed on hole 6.


Hole 1 Landscaping Maintenance

The golf course landscaping team continue the program of plant pruning on hole number 1.




Hollow Coring Greens

As previously advised, please be reminded that the greens will be hollow cored on Monday 11th May and the practice area will be closed on Wednesday 13th May until 4pm. 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.


Bunker Renovation and Turfing

Many of the bunker edges, over time, have lost their definition and need rebuilding with new turf. White half moon metal stakes have been used to identify these areas throughout the golf course. During establishment, these areas will be roped off to help establishment of the new turf. The bunkers on green surround 1, 5 and 16 remain to be completed.


Hole 1 Landscaping Maintenance

The plumbagos (the blue flowering bushes) down the right hand side of hole one, will be pruned to help the plant regenerate new shoots, producing a healthier plant and new flowers. This heavy pruning will also allow us to assess the general landscaping design and gain access to prune other plants. No plants, unless dead are going to be removed. The pruning will greatly improve the aesthetics and appearance of the housing interface. The pruning will also expose seeds to sunlight, so we will actually gain plants. The pruning will also allow us to assess the population of the rabbits and remove them, therefore, the plants will be healthier after pruning, and the fairway quality will also improve.


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 remaining hollow coring date for 2015.


Monday 9th November 2015


In Addition the Putting Green, Chipping Green and Driving Range Facility will be closed for hollow coring on 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