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HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

17th - 20th January 2019

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Dubai, UAE

Since its inauguration in 2006, The Abu Dhabi Championship has become one of the flagship events on the Persian Gulf leg of the European Tour.

Contested over the Championship course of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the event attracts the Elite golfers of the European Tour and boasts an illustrious list of past champions and runner ups including Ricky Fowler, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson.

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About the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is the traditional start to the Middle East Swing on the European Tour. Normally scheduled around the third week in January. The event often boasts a stellar field as many of the big name players use it to kick start their season.

Since its inception in 2006, the likes of Tigers Woods, Rory Mcilroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar have all appeared. Between them Martin Kaymer, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwod have won the Championship 7 times. In the 2018 edition, defending champion Fleetwood stormed to the title by coming home on Sunday afternoon in 30 shots for a 65, and a 2 shot victory over Ross Fisher and by 4 shots over Rory Mcilroy.

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship past winners

Year Champion Country Winning Score
2018 Tommy Fleetwood England -22
2017 Tommy Fleetwood England -17
2016 Ricky Fowler United States -16
2015 Gary Stal France -19
2014 Pablo Larrazabal Spain -14
2013 Jamie Dnaldson Wales -14
2012 Robert Rock England -13
2011 Martin Kaymer Germany -24
2010 Martin Kaymer Germany -21
2009 Paul Casey England -21
2008 Martin Kaymer Germany -15
2007 Paul Casey England -17
2006 Chris DiMarco United States -20

Tournmament Schedule

Abu Dhabi Championship Monday
(Official Practice Day)

Offical Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open (approximately):
Mon, 21/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Mon, 21/01/2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Abu Dhabi Championship Tuesday
(Official Practice Day)

Offical Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open (approximately):
Tue, 22/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Tue, 22/01/2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Abu Dhabi Championship Wednesday
(Pro-Am Tournament)

Offical Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open (approximately):
Wed, 23/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 23/01/2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Abu Dhabi Championship Thursday
(Round 1)

Round 1 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open (approximately):
Thu, 24/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Thu, 24/01/2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Abu Dhabi Championship Friday
(Round 2)

Round 2 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open (approximately):
Fri, 25/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 25/01/2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Abu Dhabi Championship Saturday
(Round 3)

Round 3 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open (approximately):
Sat, 26/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 26/01/2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Abu Dhabi Championship Sunday
(Round 4)

Round 4 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open (approximately):
Sun, 27/01/2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 27/01/2019 at 7:00 p.m.

19th Hole Blogs

Get to know Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

In this blog we take a closer look at The Abu Dhabi Golf Club as well as the Westin Abu Dhabi Resort where you will find the 5* luxury hotel.

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5 reasons why Abu Dhabi is the perfect winter golf destination

Saadiyat Golf Links

If a golf break in the sun is what you are seeking, then Abu Dhabi is definitely the place to be. Check out the table below comparing the weather in January in Abu Dhabi to London.

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About the Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Abu Dhabi Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Abu Dhabi, consisting of 27 holes the main attraction is the 18 hole 7440 yard National Championship Course which hosts the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour. It was opened for play in 2000 and includes all of the course features typically associated with desert golf. Gently undulating fairways meander their way through pockets of palms, ornamental trees and no less than seven treacherous salt water lakes. The other stunning landmark of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club is the iconic clubhouse overlooking the 18th holes and built in the shape of an falcon.

There is also an excellent 9 hole Garden course which has had lights installed on it. A round of 9 holes of Night Golf is a not-to-be-missed experience.

The Stats

Yardage: 7,440
Par: 72
Designer: Peter Harradine
Course Opened: 2000

The Abu Dhabi Climate

Abu Dhabi is the perfect place for a sunshine break with a hot desert climate where temperatures can reach up to 30°C. In February, the average temperature is 20°C with sunshine duration of 8 hours day; definitely warm enough getting the shorts out on the fairways. There is only a 16% chance of precipitation over the course of the month, and the most likely chance of rain is around the end of the month. Luckily the tournament will be finished way before the end of the month.

Getting There

The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is located only 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Abu Dhabi is one of the most accessible airports in the world with a host of direct flight options available from Eithad or British Airways from London, Manchester, Edinburgh (Approx 7hrs).

Golf in Abu Dhabi

We've hand-picked a couple of our favourite courses in Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Distance from Tournament:
30 minute drive

STATS
Par: 72
Designed By: Gary Player
Year of Opening: 2008

TEES
Black: 7,806 yards / SSS 76
Gold: 7,268 yards / SSS 74
Blue: 6,733 yards / SSS 72
White: 5,992 yards / SSS 68
Red: 5,290 yards / SSS 70


Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is designed to accomodate all levels and is a beach / links style course featuring 3 lakes and 67 bunkers.

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Yas Links

Yas Links

Distance from Tournament:
25 minute drive

STATS
Par: 72
Designed By: Kyle Phillips
Year of Opening: 2011

TEES
T74: 7,414 yards / SSS 76
T70: 7,037 yards / SSS 74
T66: 6,611 yards / SSS 72
T62: 6,236 yards / SSS 71
T54: 5,434 yards / SSS 71

Enthralling and exciting, Yas Links demands respect yet offers so much, rolling verdant fairways, deep bunkers, wispy rough and inviting, sloping greens with heartbreaking run-offs.

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