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Venue Info

Championship Committee
Faisal A. Al Sheikh 
 
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  
 
Tournament Executive Director
Peter German 
 

IMG
IMG Golf Operations
OBL
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick, W4 2TH
England
Tel: +44 20 8233 5300
Fax: +44 20 8233 5001 or 5268
Email: peter.german@img.com

Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - Bermuda Tifdwarf
Height of cut - 2.7mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12.2 Tuesday aiming to keep it between 12-12.6 for the week
Any specific comments - Greens are firm

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 over seeded with Rye grass
Height of cut - 6mm

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)
Any specific comments - Rough was over seeded with Rye grass in October 2014 and it is very consistent and penal.

Weather
Weather in advance - Winter so far has been warmer than average
Forecast for tournament - 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 hole locations:
-Hole 2: green has been extended to the right closer to the water.
-Hole 4: green has been substantially extended to the right closer to the water.
-Hole 11: green has been slightly extended back right to provide a new hole location.
-Hole 12: green has been extended towards the water.
Additionally the 16th fairway has been re-designed with new fairway bunkers.

Other features
This year’s Championship will be the 10th edition of the event

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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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1STAL, GaryFRA18-19
2MCILROY, RoryNIR18-18
3KAYMER, MartinGER18-17
T4DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-16
T4PIETERS, ThomasBEL18-16
T6MORRISON, JamesENG18-14

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