Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA
Abu Dhabi GC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 16 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019

Venue Info

Course Info



Type of grass

- Bermuda Tifdwarf

Height of cut

- 2.8 mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 12’0’’ on Sunday, aiming for 12’6’’ by Wednesday

Any specific comments




Type of grass

- Paspalum

Height of cut

- 9.0 mm

General width and contouring

- Quite flat and narrower than average

Any specific comments




Type of grass

- Paspalum overseeded with Rye grass

Height of cut

- 8 mm

Any specific comments




Type of grass

- Ryegrass

Height of cut - semi

- intermediate
- rough

- 34 mm, cut daily

- 64 mm, cut daily starting Monday

- 76 mm, last topped inside the ropes Sunday. Won’t be cut again.

Any specific comments

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



Weather in advance

- Dry and warmer than usual

Forecast for tournament

- Dry and warm, breezy and cooler on Friday and Saturday




- 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

- None



Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers

- This year’s Championship will be the 14th edition of the event which has always been played at Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s National course

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 presented by EGA Course Guide

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-18
2STERNE, RichardRSA18-17
3LUITEN, JoostNED18-15
5KJELDSEN, SørenDEN18-13
T6WARING, PaulENG18-12

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