Shaikh Maktoum Dubai Open
Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai, 21 - 24 September 2014

Featuring abundant water and plants indigenous to the Arabian Gulf, the 18-hole, par-72 Championship course at Al Badia Golf Club captures the character and beauty of Arabia.

Water moves throughout the course. The layout incorporates eleven lakes, several smaller ponds, streams and numerous cascading waterfalls. Strategically, water is used for lateral hazards as well as carry hazards on twelve of the holes.

Rivers of Sand

The “rivers of sand” concept adds another layer of texture to the design – providing a visual extension of the lakes and streams. These sand areas provide visually crisp playing surfaces that, unlike bodies of water, give a golfer the opportunity to recover from an errant shot. With native Arabian plants and tress, the design also focuses on environmental responsibility – evident through the use of Paspalum grass, specifically SeaIsle 2000 on the greens and SeaIsle I on the tees and fairways.

Providing a challenging round for the seasoned golfer, Al Badia is also welcoming for the recreational player. Four sets of tees are featured on each hole – with most offering a variety of teeing angles. The course can be played from the maximum 7,303 yards for championship players, down to 5,398 yards for newer players.

Solid Fundamentals

The club also offers a package of lessons by internationally trained coaching professionals to develop your golf game based on solid fundamentals, coupled with an effective mental approach.

TaylorMade Performance Labs provides golfers with Golf's Ultimate Fitting Experience, utilsing motion capture technology. This custom fitting process can build a club designed to match your individual swing characteristics, allowing you to hit the ball longer and straighter with better control. This two-hour session is conducted in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and includes analysis for drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putter.

A visitor can also plan a casual meeting in the atrium lounge. InterContinental creates a warmly customized club experience, establishing a new standard in Dubai.

For more details and location, please visit the club website –

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