Venue Info

Emirates Golf Club
PO Box 24040
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 380 2222
Fax: +971 4 380 1555

Location: 10 miles south west of city centre

Nearest Airport: Dubai (30 mins)

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                Adrian Flaherty
General Manager
"golf in DUBAI"
P O Box 119813
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +9714 380 2112
Mob: +97 150 655 4265
Fax: +9714 380 2002

Course Website:

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Course Info

Type of grass - Tiff Eagle Bermuda
Height of cut - 2.4mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12'5" (Monday)
Any specific comments - generally flat greens but very true and firm

Type of grass - 419 Bermuda overseeded with Perennial Rye
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - around 25 to 30m wide with sweeping contours and slight doglegs on most holes

Tees / collars
Type of grass - 419 Bermuda overseeded with Perannial Rye
Height of cut - 9mm

Type of grass - 419 Bermuda overseeded with Perannial Rye
Height of cut - semi 32mm, intermediate 64mm, rough 64mm (last cut Monday)
Any specific comments - 64mm rough will be maintained around green complexes all week

Weather in advance - normal weather for the time of year, nothing unusual
Forecast for tournament - wind will be a factor throughout the week with gusts up to 25mph possible over the weekend, temperature should vary between highs of 23C and 26C

Opened - 1988
Course designer - Karl Litten
Special features - stunning clubhouse which has been completely refurnished for 2011
General playability - always regarded by Tour players as a tough but very fair test
Undulating / flat - minor undulations through the old sand dunes
Tree lined / exposed - a number of trees and shrubs around the course
Many / few water hazards - water comes into play on 10 holes
Changes to the course - new tee complex at the 5th / 7th hole, 5th hole extended by 15 yards as a result

Card of Course

Emirates GC

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14458419 105549502
24351321 113169155
35568519 124467427
43188172 135550503
54451412 144434397
64485443 153190174
73186170 164425389
84459420 174359328
94463423 185564516
Out3536093299 In3737073391

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T2GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-17
4SIEM, MarcelGER18-15
T5COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-14

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