Hollow Tining Schedule

Hollow Tining Schedule

Our greenkeepers have chosen the following dates to do the Hollow Tining and Top Dressing of the Greens:   


Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th May 2016

Tuesday 06th and Wednesday 07th September 2016


These works are essential in order to keep and maintain the greens in good condition for play during all year round. Through this operation, it reduces or prevents the accumulation of excess thatch, it provides a method to improve the soil mixture around the highest part of the green's roots, and it relieves soil compaction, making it more permeable.

However, it is a proved fact that after the aerification –for about 6/7 days-, the putting surfaces will be irregular due to the accumulation of sand from the hollow tining operation, and will affect the rolling of the ball, which means that the greens will be in less than perfect playing condition.

To carry out this operation, at Santana Golf we use the latest machinery and finest materials, and following our experience in past years, all greens will have fine playing surfaces afterwards. Nevertheless, during the days immediately after these works, we have introduced a “special Maintenance green fee” (Low Season rate), as a gesture of good will.     

Please understand that the hollow tining of greens is merely a short-term disruption that has long term benefits for the golf course.


(information published in March 2015)