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Top-Tier Tournaments at Troon Venues

Asian Golf Industry Federation Facility Member Al Hamra Golf Club is hosting the DP World Tour this week. Al Hamra is managed by Troon International.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Troon International managed courses are poised for a pulsating start to 2024, hosting four elite tournaments, from three world renowned Tours, in the opening quarter of the year.

This includes back-to-back DP World Tour events at the UAE’s Al Hamra Golf Club (January 25-28) and Royal Golf Club, Bahrain (February 1-4), before the Asian Tour’s International Series Oman visits the newest Troon facility, Al Mouj Golf (February 22-25). Finally, LIV Golf will return to the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, Saudi Arabia (March 1-3).

The four tournaments in the Middle East for Troon International will follow a successful PGA Tour event at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii managed by Troon. 

The Sentry Tournament of Champions saw Chris Kirk edge a field of Major champions, including Jordan Spieth and world number one Scottie Scheffler, to claim the US$3.6 million first prize, setting the tone for another fantastic year of competitions for Troon courses.

“We are honoured to support these four exceptional golf courses once again in these flagship events,” said DJ Flanders, Executive Vice President of Troon International, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

He added: “As they prepare to host world-class events, we remain committed to providing unparalleled quality and maintenance expertise. We thank our owners, the tournament sponsors and respective Tours for their trust in Troon.

“We eagerly anticipate showcasing Al Hamra Golf Club, Royal Golf Club Bahrain, Al Mouj Golf, and Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in the upcoming months to both national and global audiences.

“These events showcase our unparalleled commitment to quality and maintenance, whilst the expertise of our dedicated professional associates who manage the day-to-day operations at our facilities proves to be crucial.”

This week, the DP World Tour is visiting Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, as part of the Middle East double header, where defending champion Daniel Gavins, Alex Fitzpatrick and Rasmus Højgaard are taking part in the third edition of the Ras Al Khamiah Championship. Al Hamra is a Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

Next week, the DP World Tour returns to Bahrain at the Royal Golf Club for the first time in 13 years. Ahead of the Bahrain Championship, the golf course has undergone extensive enhancements over the past months, with a number of the front nine holes restored to their former glory after successful greens redesign and rebuild.

Troon International’s elite management has enabled the club to host high tier events once again and continues to contribute to the golf club’s on-going success.

One of the most prestigious golf courses in the Middle East, Al Mouj Golf will host the first event on the International Series calendar at the end of February. Last year’s edition attracted a world-class field of 131 players including Major winners Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka.

This outstanding golf facility, sculpted by Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD), stands out as the region’s first links-style course.

Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour, said: “We are delighted to return to Al Mouj Golf, a golf course up there with the best in the world and one that is always in impeccable condition.

“International Series Oman will be the first event of the 2024 International Series calendar and given our fantastic first experience last year at the venue, we expect a stellar field again this year.”

Meanwhile, LIV Golf will return to the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, with the gem of the Red Sea set to host the world’s best, with Major champions Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau among those set to take to the field. Crafted by European Golf Design, the course stands amongst some of the finest in the region, incorporating strategic elements reminiscent of the world’s greatest golf courses.

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