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Al Hamra Golf Club & Resorts in Ras Al Khaimah opens Phase 1of Championship Golf Course

Travel News Asia Thursday, 19 April 2007

Al Hamra Golf Club & Resorts in Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates) has opened Phase 1 (9 holes) of its Championship Golf Course.

A fully Floodlit Driving Range, Nine Hole Par 3 Academy Course, Swing Studios and Academy Clubhouse are also available on site for the players.  Phase 2 of the golf course is scheduled to open by mid Summer 2007.

Designed by renowned Swiss Golf Course Architect Peter Harradine the golf course is shaped around a large open lagoon with four sub lagoons all inter-connected.

The front nine measuring 3,559 yards plays Out away from the clubhouse, whilst the back nine measuring 3,708 yards returns back In around the lagoon. The result is a 7,267yard Par 72 Championship Golf Course.

Originally planned to be built on the flat salt flats bordering the waters edge some 5 million cubic meters of sand and expert shaping has created an undulating golf course where levels rise and fall from plus one to plus eight meters above sea level.

In keeping with tradition and style of links golf the course features humps, hollows and pot bunkers unique to golf in this region.  In addition Al Hamra Golf Club features a nine hole Par 3 Academy course with holes ranging from 60 yards to 110 yards and features a salt water lake designed to test even the novice golfers nerve.

The 350 yard driving range offers practice either from a large grass hitting area or from the designated Astroturf mats. To compliment this fine practice area are putting greens, chipping areas and bunker / pitching areas.

With the latest zero pollution flood lights on nine holes of the Championship course, all of the Academy course and the driving range and practice facilities golfers can enjoy this ultimate night time golf experience. The Al Hamra Golf Academy offers a premier Golf Coaching facility in the Middle East with two purpose built Swing Rooms. The State of the art Computer rooms provide video capabilities combined with the latest swing technique software. The large electronic door opens to the external range allowing the golfer an air conditioned hitting area yet the advantage of seeing the golf balls full flight.

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