Doha Golf Club
DOHA GOLF CLUB – Your golfing destination in the Gulf
Nothing reflects the natural beauty and diverse landscape of Qatar more than Doha Golf Club. Designed by Peter Harradine and unveiled in 1997, the 7355-yard 18-hole Championship Course and floodlit 9-hole Academy Course provide a variety of challenges that will appeal to both the novice golfer and the seasoned professional.
8 strategically positioned lakes, 65 giant cacti, numerous imposing limestone rock formations and an abundance of lush and lengthy green fairways present a startling contrast to the desert that lies beyond.
Doha Golf Club is home to the annual European and Asian PGA Tour Qatar Masters with Doha’s Championship Course proving to be one of the longest par 72 courses on the tour.
World-class golf courses
Ever since 1998, Each year many of the world’s top golfers compete on the Club’s unique and challenging desert-type Championship Course measuring 7,355 yards from the tournament tees and designed by Peter Harradine, one of the world’s leading golf course architects.
Each of the 18 holes varies dramatically in character, of which the 9th (639 yards) and the 18th (587 yards) are true giants. Of the par 4-holes, the 5th , 6th 11th, 14th and 15th are all outstanding tests, between 400 and 500 yards long. The course is not only a real pleasure for long-hitters, as hazards such as natural rock formations, sand bunkers and water is all plentiful.
Lush green fairways, greens and water hazards now dominate an area, which, 9 years ago, was a barren desert landscape. To complete the transformation from desert to golf course, 1300 palm trees, 10,000 trees and 5,000 shrubs were planted together with 65 cacti specially imported from the Arizona desert. Eight artificial lakes ensure that the 150 hectares of manicured fairways and superb greens are maintained to a standard that has won unanimous praise from both PGA European and Asian Tour players and officials.
Doha Golf Club hosts a number of local, regional and international tournaments. For golfers who find the challenge of the 18-hole Championship Course a little too demanding, the Club offers a 9- hole floodlit Academy Course, ideal for the novice and less-experienced golfers.
It’s a length of 2,808 yards, this course offers spectacular views of the West Bay Lagoon and is maintained to the same high standard as the Championship Course. Its floodlights enable golfers to manage a round after work and play until midnight.