Venue Info

Venue             Promoter
Emirates GC
            Adrian Flaherty
General Manager 
"Golf in DUBAI"
P O Box 119813
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +97 14 380 2112
Mob: +97 150 655 4265
Fax: +97 14 380 2002
Email: adrian.flaherty@golfindubai.org
Course Website: www.dubaigolf.com
Tournament Website: www.dubaidesertclassic.com
Website: www.golfindubai.org

Course Info

Type of grass - Tiff Eagle Bermuda
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12'10 (Monday)
Any specific comments - generally flat greens, but very true and firm

Type of grass - 419 Bermuda over seeded with Perennial Rye
Height of cut - 7mm
General width and contouring - around 25 to 30 metres wide, with sweeping contours and slight doglegs on most holes

Tees / collars
Type of grass - 419 Bermuda over seeded with Poa Trivialis
Height of cut - 5mm

Type of grass - 419 Bermuda over seeded with Perennial Rye
Height of cut - semi 25mm, intermediate 64mm,, rough 75mm and cut last Tuesday inside the ropes
Any specific comments - 64mm rough will be maintained around green complexes all week

Weather in advance - unusually cold and wet with warmer temperatures in the past week
Forecast for tournament - temperature should vary between highs of 23 and 26C, with wind likely to be more of a factor over the weekend where temperatures will drop as cold front moves into the area with an expected maximum of 22C all weekend

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 / water hazards - water comes into play in 10 holes
Changes to the course - several fairway lines adjusted and sloping around a number of greens has been allowed

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
1GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-16
2GRILLO, EmilianoARG18-15
T3WATTEL, RomainFRA18-14
T3KOEPKA, BrooksUSA18-14
T5ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-13
T5ROCK, RobertENG18-13

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