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Venue
      Promoter
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
PO Box 51234
Sas Al Nakhl
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 5588990
Fax: +971 2 5585005

Location: 30 mins from the city centre
of Abu Dhabi

Nearest Airport: Abu Dhabi International
(15 mins)


Golf Course Website:
www.adgolfclub.com

Tournament Website:
www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com
      Faisal A. Al Sheikh
Championship Committee
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority
PO Box 94000
Abu Dhabi  
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +97124440444
Fax: +97124440400
Email: fsheikh@adta.ae
Web: www.abudhabitourism.ae

Peter German
Tournament Executive Director
International Management Group
IMG Golf Operations
McCormack House
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick, W4 2TH
England
Tel: +44 (0) 208 233 5300
Fax: +44 (0) 208 233 5001or 5268
Email: peter.german@imgworld.com

Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda Tifdwarf
Height of cut - 2.6mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12' Monday, aiming to keep it between 12-12.4' for the week
Any specific comments - the greens are in superb condition

Fairways
Type of grass - Paspalum
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - quite flat, average width but narrower than ever before
Any specific comments - new fairway bunkers have been added (see below / course changes for details)

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Paspalum overseeded with Rye grass
Height of cut - 6mm
Any specififc comments - new back tee on the 18th, adding ten yards and changing the angle of the tee shot

Rough
Type of grass - Rye grass
Height of cut - semi 32mm (cut daily), intermediate 64mm (cut daily), rough 72mm (last topped inside the ropes Sunday before the event, and won't be cut again during tournament)
Any specific comments - the rough is very consistent

Weather
Weather in advance - unusually cold
Forecast for tournament - dry and sunny, warming up to 25C over the weekend

Course
Opened - 1998
Course designer - Peter Harradine
Special features - every year the rough is overseeded with Rye grass
General playability - the course is in superb condition
Undulating / flat - flat
Tree lined / exposed - quite exposed
Many / few water hazards - on holes 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18

Changes to the course
- New back tee on hole 18, adding ten yards and changing the angle of the tee shot
- New fairway bunkers on 2 (lay-up area) and 18 (left and right of landing zone)
- Greens 4 (front), 6 (back right), 8 (front left) and 15 (back left) have been slightly enlarged to provide more challenging pin positions

 

 

 ROUND 4 PIN POSITIONS
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championships 2012
HOLE Front Side HOLE Front Side
1 8 9R 10 6 4R
2 18 4R 11 26 5R
3 23 5L 12 5 5R
4 7 6L 13 22 4L
5 8 5R 14 17 7L
6 15 3L 15 7 12L
7 17 8L 16 22 7R
8 20 6R 17 21 12R
9 34 6R 18 43 6R

Card of Course

Abu Dhabi GC


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14405370 105582532
25600548 114417381
34439392 123186170
43174159 134414378
54469428 144490448
64469428 153177162
73200182 164475434
85597546 174483441
94456417 185567518
Out3638093470 In3637913464
7276006934


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Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Course Guide

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ROCK, RobertENG18-13
2MCILROY, RoryNIR18-12
T3MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-11
T3BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-11
T3WOODS, TigerUSA18-11
T6MANASSERO, MatteoITA18-10

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