Dubai Desert Classic: Play to begin after delayed start due to heavy rain on opening day

The Emirates Golf Club will remain closed to the general public for today



Photo: Facebook/Emirates Golf Club
Photo: Facebook/Emirates Golf Club

By Team KT

Published: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 9:56 AM

Last updated: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 1:19 PM

The DP World Tour announced on Thursday that the opening round's play at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic would commence at 1:15pm after a delayed start in the morning due to ground and weather conditions.

Officials informed that the course conditions are improving, but the Emirates Golf Club will remain closed to the general public for today. Earlier, the organisers informed that several roads to the course were flooded and advised visitors to refrain from attempting to get to the golf course. The course will be open only to the players, the caddies, officials and the media.

The organisers also announced that as parking spaces are limited, the best option for visitors is to take the Dubai metro. The Al Khail Metro Station, is situated right at the entrance of the Emirates Golf Club.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Hero Dubai Desert Classic

Established: 1989

Course(s): Majlis, Emirates Golf Club

Par: 72

Length: 7,428 yards (6,792 m)

Tour: European Tour

Format: Stroke play

Prize fund: $9,000,000

When: January 26-30

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