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VENUE INFO

Venue             Promoter
Al Badia GC by Intercontinental
Dubai Festival City
PO Box 79126
Dubai, U.A.E
www.albadiagolfclub.ae
            Alain De Soultrait
Challenge Tour Director
European Challenge Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
Surrey GU25 4LX
England
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 840400
Fax: +44 (0) 1344 840500
Email: adesoultrait@europeantour.com
Website: www.europeantour.com/challengetour

COURSE INFO

Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – Dubai Festival City (DFC) together with InterContinental Hotel DFC, Crowne Plaza DFC and InterContinental Residence Suite DFC.

The club is situated in Dubai Festival City, an area of 1600 acres (650 ha) with a real estate programme under development, shopping malls, restaurants and several big outlet stores.

Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City is an 18-hole, championship golf course designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones II featuring an award winning clubhouse, four dynamic restaurants, event spaces and a luxurious spa.

The par-72 Al Badia course was designed on an oasis theme and features abundant water, rivers of sand and plants indigenous to the Arabian Gulf. The prestigious course can be played from the maximum 7,333 yards for championship players, down to 5,398 yards for newer players.

Recognized as the Middle East’s Leading Golf Club by World Travel Awards 2012, Al Badia Golf Club also hosts the Shaikh Maktoum Dubai Open of the MENA Golf Tour each year and will be the host of the European Challenge Tour’s Grand Final tournament commencing 31 October – 3 November 2013.

Greens
Type of grass - Paspalum Sea Isle 2000
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'5"
Any specific comments - good for pin positions as not too undulating

Fairways
Type of grass - Paspalum Sea Isle 1
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - 35 to 40 yards, gently undulating

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Paspalum Sea Isle 1
Height of cut - 10mm

Rough
Type of grass - Paspalum Sea Isle 1
Height of cut - intermediate 25mm, rough 82mm
Any specific comments - around the greens should be thicker but not enough time to grow due to the late announcement of the event

Weather
Weather in advance - good, temperature between 28 and 36 degrees centigrade, sunny
Forecast for tournament - good, temperature between 26 and 34 degrees centigrade, breezy in the afternoon

Course
Opened - 2006
Course designer - Robert Trent Jones II
Undulating / flat - gently undulating
Tree lined / exposed - oasis landscape
Many / few water hazards - nine very much in play

Card Of Course

Al Badia GC by InterContinental


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14408373 104386353
24461422 113164150
33224205 124447409
44481440 135598547
55632578 144362331
64390357 153217198
73192176 164402368
85562514 174395361
94444406 185568519
Out3637943471 In3635393236
7273336707


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1KAPUR, ShivIND18-16
T2MCLEARY, JamieSCO18-12
T2LIMA, José-FilipePOR18-12
T4DAVIES, RhysWAL18-11
T4PAVAN, AndreaITA18-11
T6DUBOIS, EdouardFRA18-10

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