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Venue Info

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 & Culture Authority
PO Box 94000
Abu Dhabi  
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2444 0444
Fax: +971 2444 0400
Email: fsheikh@adta.ae 
www.abudhabitourism.ae
Course Website: www.adgolfclub.com
Tournament Website:www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com

Peter German
Tournament Executive Director
International Management Group
IMG Golf Operations
McCormack House
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick, W4 2TH
England
Tel: +44 20 8233 5300
Fax: +44 20 8233 5001 or 5268
Email: peter.german@imgworld.com


Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda Tifdwarf
Height of cut - 2.6mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12.0 Monday aiming to keep it between 12-12.4 for the week
Any specific comments - the greens are firmer than in previous years

Fairways
Type of grass - Paspalum
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - quite flat and narrower than average

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Paspalum overseeded with Rye grass
Height of cut - 6mm
Any specific comments - the back tees on holes 1 and 10 have been enlarged but yardages for these holes remain pretty much the same (the 1st hole is 5 yards longer)

Rough
Type of grass - Rye grass
Height of cut - semi 32mm (cut daily), intermediate 64mm (cut daily), rough 72mm (last topped inside the ropes on Monday before the event, and it won't be cut again during the week
Any specific comments - rough over seeded with Rye grass in October 2012

Weather
Weather in advance - unusually cool
Forecast for tournament - partly sunny and pleasant

Course
Opened - 1998
Course designer - Peter Harradine
Special features - every year the rough is over seeded 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 - the following greens have been enlarged to provide more challenging pin positions - 1st (middle right), 2nd (left), 3rd (front left and back), 12th (right and back), while the front right of the 15th green has been slightly raised

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
1DONALDSON, JamieWAL18-14
T2ROSE, JustinENG18-13
T2OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-13
4SANTOS, RicardoPOR18-11
5GRACE, BrandenRSA18-10
T6LUITEN, JoostNED18-9

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