Abu Dhabi Golf Club is home to a superb championship layout (aka the National Championship course), which provides a regular stop on the European Tour's early-season "Desert Swing". But rather than something hewn from the Middle Eastern desert, the course itself resonates more closely with a top-quality parkland layout in the Spanish/Portuguese tradition. Within the tree-lined perimeter, it's often hard to imagine you are playing a desert course.
Abu Dhabi's National Championship course is the regular host venue for the European Tour's prestigious Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Over the years, the tournament has counted Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey amongst its winners.
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LPGA Tour Championship: the CME Group Tour Championship brings the curtain down on the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida (Dec 17-20).
Race to Dubai: the European Tour’s season-long Order of Merit comes to its conclusion in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (Dec 10-13).
Peter Alliss: accomplished player, Ryder Cup star, course designer, writer, humourist and commentator, this legend of the game will be greatly missed by his legions of followers … golfers and armchair golf enthusiasts alike.
Angela Stanford: major championship winner and Solheim Cup star, records an impressive win in her home state of Texas in the Volunteers of America Classic.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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