Venue Info

Venue             Promoter
Abu Dhabi GC
Abu Dhabi
            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
Course Website:
Tournament Website:

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

Course Info

Type of grass - Bermuda Tifdwarf
Height of cut - 2.8mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12' Tuesday, aiming to keep it between 12' to 12'4" for the week
Any specific comments - the greens are firmer than in previous years

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

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Paspalum over seeded with Rye grass
Height of cut - 6mm

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, and won't be cut again during the week)
Any specific comments - rough was over seeded with Rye grass in October 2013 and it is very consistent and penal

Weather in advance - winter so far has been warmer than average
Forecast for tournament - sunny and pleasant Thursday to Saturday, with scattered showers on Sunday

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 - new tee on the 18th, which is further to the left and elevated, and makes the hole slightly shorter (five metres) with a straighter tee shot

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

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T4COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-12
6LUITEN, JoostNED18-10

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