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Course Info



Type of grass

- Bermuda Tifdwarf

Height of cut

- 2.9mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 12'6" Tuesday

Any specific comments

- 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

Any specific comments




Type of grass

- Paspalum overseeded with rye grass

Height of cut

- 6mm

Any specific comments




Type of grass

- Rye grass

Height of cut

- semi

- intermediate

- rough

- Any Specific Comments


- 32mm, cut daily

- 64mm, cut daily

- 72mm, last topped inside the ropes between Sunday and Monday. Won't be cut again.

- Rough was over seeded with Rye grass in October and it is very consistent and penal.



Weather in advance

- Warmer winter than normal

Forecast for tournament

- Dry and warm




- 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

- Water hazards on holes 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18

Changes to the course

- The back right of the 4th green has been levelled in order to create a more effective run off.

- The front right of the 7th green has been lowered and slightly extended towards the water hazard in order to create a challenging pin position. 

- The back right of the 9th green has been extended in order to create more pin positions.


- This year's Championship will be the 12th edition of the event.


Card of Course

Abu Dhabi GC

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14409374 105582532
25599548 114417381
34429392 123186170
43174159 134413378
54468428 144490448
64468428 153177162
73199182 164475434
85597546 174482441
94456417 185562514
Out3637993474 In3637843460

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Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Course Guide

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T2JOHNSON, DustinUSA18-16
T4KAYMER, MartinGER18-15

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