GLO­RI­OUS EARTH

Golf Digest Middle East - - The Golf Life Real Estate -

Earth isn’t ev­ery tour­ing pro­fes­sional’s cup of English Break­fast but there is no doubt the 7706-yard, par-72 lay­out pro­vides a suit­ably dra­matic can­vas for the Euro­pean Tour’s fi­nal show­down. The fi­nal four holes, a 1,703-yard stretch de­signer Greg Nor­man calls the “Golden Mile” are po­ten­tial card-wreck­ers all and pro­vide risk and re­ward to the last stroke, par­tic­u­larly the fan favourite par-3 17th – Dubai’s an­swer to the famed Is­land Hole at TPC Saw­grass – and the 651-yard par-5 18th which has proved a watery grave to numer­ous ti­tle chal­lenges over the past decade while also pro­duc­ing some of the most iconic fi­nales, aka Hen­rik Sten­son’s ex­clam­a­tory ea­gle in 2013.

THE 18 TH HAS PROVED A WATERY GRAVE TO NUMER­OUS TI­TLE CHAL­LENGES ... AND THE SCENE OF SOME ICONIC MO­MENTS

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