Golf Course Superintendent Newsletter December




Dear Member / Property Owner,

Following on from the Golf Course Superintendent’s News Letter sent to you in November, 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, 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 December 2020.


Cleaning of Desert & Tee Areas

The right-hand side of hole 3 has been cleaned and cleared of any weeds or unwanted plant material and the lake area behind the green has been restored.

The desert hard pan area between the fairway and approach of hole one has been cleaned.

Cutting Schedule and Height of Cut Update for Fairways and Roughs

Now that all grass has fully established, we have begun a regular cutting routine and adjusted heights of cut accordingly.  The fairways, approach and collars are on a 3-times a week schedule.  The rough height has been lowered to what we expect will be the height of cut for the foreseeable future at 40mm and is cut one to two times weekly.

Topdressing of the Fairways and Roughs

Fairways and roughs of holes 9, 10 & 13 have been topdressed.  The results have been very positive in these areas where the grass is thicker, fuller and healthier.  This process will continue throughout December.

Overseeding of the Tees

The programme to scarify and overseed the tees was completed on schedule. The tees have already germinated, and the first cut is scheduled for mid-December.


Cleaning of Desert & Tee Areas

Designated areas of the desert and tee complexes will be cleaned of old plant material and if needed new planting will be added.

2021 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 affect the playing conditions of the green’s surface, thus enabling them to plan particular holidays accordingly, please see below the hollow coring dates in 2021.

  • Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th April

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 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,

Zachary LaPorte

Golf Course Superintendent