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Course Set Up Guide



  • Tee beds are cut in conjunction with fairways hence the fairway mower is used.

  • Tee markers are changed Fridays and Mondays

  • Each tee has a front, middle and back position.

  • Tee markers for even number holes are moved front to back, odd holes are moved back to front.

  • A tee that has its markers at the back will have the corresponding pin located towards the front of the green.

  • Tees are fertilised in September.

  • Divot marks are top dressed each week.




  • Using this sequence takes just under 2 hours to single cut and 3.5 hours to double cut greens.

  • It takes 90 mins to sweep greens for dew.

  • The planned 9 hole layout will have 11 greens.


Cutting Frequency


Greens will be cut at least 3 times per week

  • Monday pm,

  • Wednesday am and

  • Friday pm.


Cutting Height/Speed

  • Greens will be maintained at a minimum speed of 11 on the STIMP meter.


Cutting Direction

Greens are cut

  • front to back (Monday)

  • left to right (Wednesday)

  • Diagonally (Friday)

When Greens are double cut the pattern is Front/back, left/right


Hole Location

  • Holes are cut using a std. cutter and have the edges pushed down with a roller.

  • The old hole is dusted with sand.

  • Holes location alternates from Front/Middle/Back for long greens and Left, Centre, Right for wide greens

  • Hole locations will be changed Fridays (or when needed)

Note: Hole and Tee locations will be compatible eg back tees have holes placed at the front.




Fairways will be broadened and shaped:

  • Each fairway is shaped using the following “formula”.

  • A single cut walk-way leads 50 m from all tees

  • Fairways balloon out 50 m from tees mark a to point that is one rough cut from a tree or drainage line.

  • Green surrounds have 1 fairway mower cut widths

  • Green entrances are the width of the green and extend for 20m toward tees.

  • Par 5’s have 2 balloon areas


Cutting Frequency

Fairways are cut a minimum of once per week- Mondays and Tuesdays

Cutting Height 10-15mm depending on season


Distance markers

100m and 150m markers will be placed on both sides of the fairway.


Scheduled maintenance



Coring and top dressing

  • Autum- deep

  • Spring- light tyning and dusting



  • To control thatch, Greens are scarified every 6 weeks

  • Direction of scarifying alternates, Left/ right, then front back

  • Fertilising Greens will be soil tested

  • Greens will be Fertilised each month and sprayed for disease when necessary.



  • Fertilised annually



  • Fairway shaping and design will dictate rough pattern.

  • Rough will be kept at 25mm ie less than ball height.

  • One cut of rough will “protect” balls from rolling into hazards.



  • Flat areas of bunkers will be raked each week

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