Bulletin No: 11

Round One Course Set Up Notes

Thu 17 Jul 2014 09:51 GMT

Weather (provided on site by the Met Office)

Thurs: Fine and dry with a good deal of warm sunshine. Max temp 25C. Very light S-SE winds at first, NW sea breeze developing around midday 10-12mph, occasionally 15mph mid afternoon.

Fairways and Rough

  • Fairways cut at 11mm
  • First cut (semi) rough (approximate width 2.5 metres) cut at 38mm (daily)
  • Second cut of rough (approximate width 4.5 metres) cut in early June and has been allowed to go to seed


This morning the greens have been double cut at 3.5mm and single rolled. The greens are 10 feet 9 inches.


Approaches double cut at 7mm and rolled, and have the same average firmness as the greens.

Additional information

Links Manager - Craig Gilholm. 40 greenstaff for the Championship. Royal Liverpool permanent staff of 11 supplemented by staff from local clubs, other Open venues and R&A greenkeeping scholars

Total Course Yardage for Round One (tee marker settings to flagstick)

7200 yards (as compared to the full yardage of 7312 yards)

Hole-by-Hole Information

Hole Full Yardage Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Comment on Hole for Round One
1 458 445        
2 454 460       Hole position on back left shelf
3 426 418       Right hole position brings boundary to right of green into play
4 372 375       Very accessible hole position at the back of the green - many birdies expected
5 528 512       Front right hole position brings front right bunker into play
6 201 201       Hole position on back tier
7 480 475        
8 431 417       Front right hole position brings front right bunkers into play
9 197 193       Middle right hole positioned brings gentle swale on right of green into play.
10 532 529       Left hole position brings steep run off into play
11 391 376       Front right position difficult to access for any tee shot hit into the right rough due to mounding front right of green
12 447 447       Most difficult hole in 2006. Hole positioned back left bringing large swale on left of green into play. More easily accessed from right side of fairway.
13 194 181        
14 454 445       2nd most difficult hole in 2006. Front hole position cut close to right hand side bringing deep swale into play.
15 161 168       Very accessible long hole position bringing drop off behind green into play.
16 577 562       Short right hole position brings "Farrar’s Folly" (named after former Club Secretary) to the right of the green into play
17 458 459       Hole position on the right of back shelf bringing the right hand bunker into play. Hard to access from tee shot pushed right.
18 551 537       Front left hole position bringing front left bunkers into play.
TOTAL 7312 7200      

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