Awali Golf Club


Unrated course. Not yet visited by the Where2Golf Team.
   Awali Golf Club Est. 1938

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Awali Golf Club: While you're in Bahrain, why not try a round of golf on the Gulf's oldest sand course, and sample golf as it was originally played in the desert. Awali Golf Club is located very close to the Royal Golf Club, Bahrain's only championship grass golf course. Here at Awali the entire game is played on sand, and that means fairways, greens (known as browns) and obviously the bunkers. Although not as easy on the eye as a grass course, there are many very well laid out holes on this 6589 yard, par-70 layout. The large and sloping browns roll as straight, fast and true as anything you'll find on a grass course. Sand golf may not be to everyone's liking, but it is remarkable how close to grass golf it comes - what's missing are all those lush green fairways.

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Making Contact

Awali Golf Club
PO Box 25413,
 Awali 
Bahrain
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Office   +973 (0)17 756 770
Pro Shop   +973 (0)17 756 770
Fax

  +973 (0)17 754 653

Email   secretary@awaligolfclub.com
Website   www.awaligolfclub.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Sand course (not grassed).
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending on how hot the day is).
 
Surroundings: Desert environment.
 
Designer: Colin Pendal-Smith laid out Awali's first 9-hole golf course.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6685 6309 6309
Par 70 70 76
SSS or Slope 70 69 74
 
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How2Get There?

S of Al Manamah (Bahrain's capital) between Riffa and Awali.
Located 20 minutes drive from Manama. From Manama, take the Sh.Khalifa bin Salman Highway heading south towards Hamad Town. At the end of the motorway turn left past the BDF hostpital direction Riffa. Turn right at the Riffa ‘Clock Tower’ roundabout and carry on through Riffa, down the escarpment to the Awali Roundabout.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: BHD7.50. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Always best to contact in advance.
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Other Information
The etiquette of sand golf requires the following: only wear flat-soled shoes (e.g. trainers). Spiked shoes, including soft spikes are not permitted as they damage the greens (called browns). An artificial grass mat is used when playing from a fairway (marked by oiled lines). The browns must be brushed after putting out, large brushes are provided for this purpose.

Practice facilities
Good (including a covered driving range)
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Did you know?

The desert course at Awali Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the Arabian Gulf area and probably the oldest in the Middle East. Golf was brought to this region by oilfield workers in the 1930s. A three-hole course was created next to the first oil well in Jebel Al Dukan, prior to the establishment of a nine-hole course in the hill area of Awali. The forerunner of the current course was laid out in the late 1930s, with the Golf Club being recognised as an official sports facility in 1952.

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Location

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Latitude: (26.102416)
Longitude: (50.571828)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Al Bander Hotel & Resort 4-star
PO Box 28567, Riffa, Bahrain
+973 (0)17 701 201
www.albander.com

A resort hotel located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with a marina, plenty of swimming pools and everything else you'd expect of a resort hotel location.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Riffa; Awali
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Golf within 30 km No
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Sheraton Bahrain Hotel & Towers 5-star
6 Palace Avenue, Po Box 30, Manama, Bahrain
+973 (0)17 533 533
www.intercontinental.com

Located close in the centre of Manama City.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Riffa; Awali
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