The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is famously home to the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, played as part of the European Tour. With seven lakes, and 90 bunkers spread over the 162 hectare site, the course provides a testing challenge, with its lush fairways, strategically placed bunkers and generous greens. The course has floodlighting on some holes making it possible to play well into the evening and take advantage of the cooler temperatures.
Designed by Peter Harradine, the planting began way back in 1992, which accounts for the well established look that the club presented on its inauguration some eight years later. The impressive and iconic clubhouse design has become synonymous with golf in Abu Dhabi and a familiar sight as a back drop to the HSBC championship.
The par-72, 7,600-yard course provides a tough-but-fair challenge, with 18 holes weaving through the undulating terrain, that features pockets of palms, ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as spectacular saltwater lakes.
The course is always in immaculate condition with lush fairways surrounded by carefully maintained waste bunkers of sand and shale. Golf carts are included in your green fees and are much needed when the temperatures rise. There are refreshment huts offering cold drinks and sustenance located around the course.
Water plays a large part in the course with many of the fairways flanked by lakes. You can choose to play the ‘Tiger-line’ and cut corners or lay up and play safe, taking the hazards out of play. The iconic 18th hole is a maze of bunkers which guard the green as you climb back up towards the clubhouse for a grandstand finish. Long hitters have a huge advantage if they can take the traps out of play. For mere mortals you will need to pick your way through the bunkers for a final pitch onto the green.
In addition to the championship course, there is a 3,299-yard, par-36 nine hole course which is more forgiving, and enjoyable experience for higher handicappers, or those new to the game.
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The Abu Dhabi Golf Club Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 72
- Type: Desert Parkland
- Mens Championship: 7600 yds
- Mens Green: 6723 yds
- Mens Social: 6249 yds
- Ladies Red: 5802 yds
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