Saturday, 02 November 2013
Locker room lounge at Al Badia Golf Club  (EuropeanTour)
Locker room lounge at Al Badia Golf Club (EuropeanTour)
Aside from being the most stunningly vast clubhouse on the European Challenge Tour schedule, the venue for this week’s Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final hosted by Al Badia Golf Club boasts an array of truly breath-taking features typical of the city’s ultra-modern vibe.

The wondrous centre-piece building which overlooks the Robert Trent Jones II-designed course at Al Badia Golf Club is an architectural marvel and inside it holds a host of five-star features which have made the 44 Challenge Tour stars present this week feel like Hollywood celebrities. 

        Inside the towering clubhouse is a huge open space consisting of a huge, wide-open coffee area where members, guests and fans can relax on the couches. 
They can then make their way out to the veranda to watch the golf from a beautiful sun-spot overlooking the 18th green and right beside that is the relaxing surrounds of the pristine lawns.

While the players might not have the time - or indeed the mind set given what is at stake this week – to sit back and relax on the lawn, they do have the most luxurious lockers rooms in which to relax and gather their thoughts.
With bathrooms, wash-basins and mirrors so shiny you can see your own reflection in them (especially the mirrors!), the wash-rooms truly do stand out as five star facilities and if that isn’t enough to make the players feel at ease, they can always relax in the Jacuzzi, steam-room or sauna just around the corner from their lockers.

Meanwhile, right in the middle of the large locker-rooms stands a lounging area with a TV and some marvellously comfortable couches
should our Challenge Tour stars feel the need to disconnect from the hectic and nervous vibe of the Grand Final.

These world-class facilities are typical of the venue which this week hosts the Challenge Tour’s grand finale this week, one of Dubai’s premiere golf resorts.

As well as taking advantage of the stunning spa facilities on site, members of the club can also avail of some incredible facilities to help them improve their game, including the region’s only TaylorMade Performance lab and club fitting system while an indoor Science and Motion putting laboratory (SAM PuttLab) provides an opportunity to scrub up on their game on the greens.

With a floodlit driving range, chipping green and putting green, there are no excuses for those who want to improve their game at the beautiful Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental.
This is a venue more than worthy of such a massive golf event as the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final hosted by Al Badia Golf Club.


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