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Al Badia Golf Club

A feature from the IAGTO Directory 2013


Al Badia Golf Club

Al Badia Golf Club Stylish, sleek, spectacular An inspiring destination Enter a world of sleek, streamlined elegance, shimmering with natural light. In Dubai Festival City - a dynamic waterfront community set alongside the glistening waters of Dubai Creek - discover a dazzling destination for golf, dining and special events. The centrepiece is an iconic clubhouse, where unique design is matched with InterContinental’s unrivalled service.

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An extraordinary golf course Rise to the championship challenge of the Al Badia golf course - par 72 and 7,303 yards. Capturing the character and beauty of Arabia, the 18-hole Al Badia course was designed on an oasis theme by internationally-renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones II. The championship course features abundant water, rivers of sand and plants indigenous to the Arabian Gulf. Water moves throughout the course. The layout incorporates 11 lakes, several smaller ponds, streams and numerous cascading waterfalls. Strategically, water is used for lateral hazards as well as carry hazards on 12 of the holes. The “rivers of sand� concept adds another layer of texture to the design - providing a visual extension of the lakes and streams. These sand areas provide visually crisp playing surfaces that, unlike bodies of water, give a golfer the opportunity to recover from an errant shot. With native Arabian plants and trees, the design also focuses on environmental responsibility - evident through the use of Paspalum grass, specifically SeaIsle 2000 on the greens and SeaIsle I on the tees and fairways. Providing a challenging round for the seasoned golfer, Al Badia is also welcoming for the recreational player. Four sets of tees are featured on each hole - with most offering a variety of teeing angles. The course can be played from the maximum 7,303 yards, for championship players, down to 5,398 yards for newer players.

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High-tech golf academy Golfers can per fect their skills at Al Badia Golf C l u b by Inte r C o ntin e nta l D u ba i Fe sti va l C i t y’s world-class golf academy. Dedicated “on and around the green” practice areas include a floodlit driving range, chipping area and practice putting green. High-tech training facilities include the region’s only TaylorMade Performance Lab, featuring the MATT (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) swing analysis and club fitting system, as well as an indoor Science and Motion (SAM) PuttLab to improve putting skills. Under the guidance of a golf professional, the academy offers a range of specialised clinics and coaching, in addition to one-onone lessons, which can be booked individually or in packages.

Supreme dining experience Savour superb Dubai dining - distinguished by dramatic design, inspired cuisine and devoted service. At Blades, diners can enjoy a stylish Saturday picnic brunch, set on the lush lawns of the golf course. Or they can simply relax at café-style restaurant Spikes. Enjoy beverages in the airy atrium at The Tee Lounge or at Trent’s, Al Badia’s premium bar. Outdoor terraces present sweeping golf-course views. Attentive staff serve guests with the famous InterContinental hospitality and style. For more information on these outlets, visit www.diningdfc.com.

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Al Badia Golf Club

A haven in Dubai A sophisticated haven in the swirl of Dubai, Al Badia Golf Club rewards clients with elegant, engaging entertainment. They can custom-design an unforgettable day of golf, meetings and dining - and experience the distinction of internationally-renowned InterContinental hospitality and standards of excellence.

Luxurious sanctuary Restful and rejuvenating, the relaxation rooms calm with cool, minimalist comfort. Guests can ease tired muscles in heated Jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms, and feel their stress wash away under gentle rain showers - all this in the privacy of the separate facilities for men and women. Golfers can also take advantage of the dedicated SPA InterContinental treatment suites, unwinding after a round in their very own spa suite at the Al Badia Golf Club. Managed by Spa InterContinental and their team of qualified therapists, they can enjoy a relaxing massage or one of the many signature treatments available in three private suites. Treatments available include a full menu of peak performance and restoration and rejuvenation treatments, through massage, facial, body rituals and day packages.

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Al Badia Golf Club facilities • 18-hole, 7,303-yard, par-72 Al Badia golf course - appealing to all skill levels • Designed by celebrated golf architect Robert Trent Jones II • World-class golf academy with the region’s only TaylorMade Performance Lab and MATT swing analysis and club fitting system, and an indoor Science and Motion putting laboratory (SAM PuttLab) to improve putting skills. • Floodlit driving range, chipping area and practice putting green • Extensive golf shop • Luxurious men’s and women’s relaxation areas, including lounges, saunas, steam rooms, heated Jacuzzis, rain showers and private VIP suites with exclusive lounge, wardrobe and shower facilities. if

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Al Badia Golf Club

Unrivalled hospitality InterContinental Dubai Festival City offers every feature of a world-class hotel - and then some. Located minutes away from Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental Dubai Festival City pampers guests with luxury facilities, exceptional services and special extras. It promises absolute convenience and sincere attention, and its staff pride themselves on superb dining and entertainment, as well as smoothing the way for business opportunities and corporate interactions. Whatever guests need, InterContinental Dubai Festival City is waiting to provide that, and more. Adapted from copy supplied by Al Badia Golf Club

Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City PO Box 79126, Dubai Festival City, Al Badia, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 (0)4 601 0101

Fax: +971 (0)4 601 0102

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