American Express Dirab Golf Championship
Dirab Golf & Country Club, Saudi Arabia , 04 - 07 October 2015

Dirab Golf and Country Club is the only grassed 18-hole Par 72 Championship and 9-hole Par 27 Academy golf course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located 45km south west of Riyadh and nestled in the picturesque Tawfiq valley, the club features lush tree-lined fairways and perfectly manicured greens.

Open all year round, the course offers practice facilities such as driving range, putting greens and the Golf Academy. Nine holes of the golf course are floodlit enabling play after sundown. Having hosted the 1st Saudi Arabian National Amateur Championship in 2001 and the 10th Annual GCC Golf Championship, the Dirab Golf Club is equally suited for seasoned golfers and for those wishing to learn the sport.

With amazing grass formations and thousands of plants, trees surrounded with desert and mountains, Dirab Golf & Country Club attracts people who enjoy an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

The clubs aim is to satisfy golfers, even those with the most discriminating tastes. It has lush, tree-lined fairways, meticulously manicured greens and excellent practice facilities. The 9-holes are floodlit enabling play after sundown allowing golfers to play after work and in the cooler hours of the evening. The clubhouse offers cuisine by French Corner Restaurant and a lounge area with satellite TV for relaxation while watching Sports on TV.

In Saudi Arabia, like everywhere else in the world, golf is increasing in popularity. Dirab Golf & Country Club offers both Saudi nationals and the large expatriate population the opportunity to both learn and play this fascinating game.

Dirab Golf & Country Club is firmly established on the golf map in the Gulf region having hosted tournaments ranging from the 1st National Amateur Championship, 10th Annual GCC Golf Championship, BMW World Qualifier Tournament as well as Dirab Pro-Am Golf Tournament and most recently the 28th Pan Arab Championship. Not only is Dirab Golf & Country Club a place for golf, but also offers activities, including horse riding, swimming, tennis and a5,000 acre farm suitable for camping out under the amazing desert sky.

Driving Range:

“Practice doesn’t make perfect, but perfect practice does increase the chances of improvement.” At Dirab Golf & Country Club, the practice facility is not just a place to stop by and hit a few balls before a round. It is a destination that holds as many challenges and as much fun.

The anchor of the practice area is a wide driving range approx. 27,000 sq meters, excluding 1,600 sq meter practice tee with all-grass hitting stations that can accommodate 30 golfers simultaneously. It has plenty of room for long hitters to practice their 300 yard drives!
A total of 12 stations available with automated ball dispensers, shaded from the sun and floodlit when it is dark, enables golfers to stay cool and practice morning, afternoon and evening alike. Grass stations are rotated frequently to ensure a quality practice surface. Grass range maintenance includes weekly aeration, seeding, and top dressing.

Putting Green:

The putting green has both flat and undulated contours, giving you true on-course conditions, whilst containing several putting holes. The area around this green provides diverse lies, to help you determine which club to use to get the ball close to each of the different putting holes.

Pitching Area:

The pitching area consists of both a pitching green and distance flags. The pitching green covers a 9,000 square meter area and allows you to pitch to a green from multiple situations including : below the green, above the green, over bunkers, side hill lies, and flat lies. The distance flags are located off the driving range at various distances to help you determine which club and swing length to use.

Chipping Green:

The chipping green has a 10,000 square feet surface and contains several putting holes. The area around this green provides diverse lies to help you determine which clubs to use to get the ball close to each of the different putting holes.


The lower bunker area allows you to work on fairway and greenside bunker shots. Located close to the driving range, this bunker allows you to work on hitting all the clubs in your bag, from the sand. It is also great for short and high shots up towards the green above it. The second bunker is for work on short and long shots to the various putting holes located on the green.

Golf Academy:

In an area known for its exclusive golfing facilities, Dirab Golf offers a 9-hole course with a reputation for playability and hospitality. It is a comfortable, easily walked course that is lush with greens. An excellent par 27 course to exercise your irons, become comfortable with golf whilst still challenging your shots.


The Dirab Golf & Country Club Pro shop offers the hottest innovations in the golf industry. The latest and best fashion in golf apparel and accessories are available in stock. The Pro shop is operated by friendly and knowledgeable staff who can help you find the right equipment for the game-whether you’re a beginner or a pro. The latest models of drivers, irons, putters, wedges, gloves, shoes, bags, carts, balls and clothing are ready and available anytime.


The Clubhouse is located at the heart of Dirab Golf Course offering cuisine by French Corner Restaurant. It has a lounge area with satellite TV for relaxation allowing golf enthusiasts to relax before or after their game, with Satellite channels updating sports enthusiasts. With fine views of the 10th and 18th Holes, putting green and driving range from both the lounge and dining area, provides entertainment as you watch the agony and ecstasy. The dining room is convivial – good food, refreshing drinks and friendly staff awaits its clients.

Contact Dirab Road Riyadh Saudi Arabia Phone(s):
+966 1 498 0017,
+966 1 498 0018
Fax: +966 1 499 0114