European Tour Events & Course Overviews, Players’ Betting Odds, and Fantasy Golf Picks by Range.
THE OVERVIEW Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is a long, flat course with a significant amount of bunkering. Said bunkers are strategically placed around key landing areas for the bombers off the tee, so driving accuracy is worth keeping an eye on when selecting players. This event has been played here
THE OVERVIEW Randpark Golf Club (Firethorn & Bushwillow) – The event this week will be played across two parkland-style courses at the Randpark Golf Club. Both courses, Firethorn and Bushwillow, will play considerably shorter than their yardage totals due to the severe Johannesburg altitude. The Firethorn course will play this week as a 7,595-yard, par 72 while the Bushwillow course plays
THE OVERVIEW RACV Royal Pines Resort, Queensland, Australia – The RACV Royal Pines Resort course is a beast and this week it will be playing as 7,364-yard, par 72. The track, which is set along the tropically lush Gold Coast, features some tight fairways, a ton of bunkering, and plenty of trees and water to cause problems. However, it remains a
THE OVERVIEW Four Seasons Golf Club at Anihita, Beau Champ, Mauritius – The Four Seasons course this week is an Ernie Els design that plays as a 7,400-yard, par 72. It’s a long, undulating track with big fairways, lots of trees, water, and wind, and some awesome views of the Indian Ocean. The courses at the Afrasia have been alternating from
THE OVERVIEW Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling, China – This week the European Tour is kicking off their 2019 season by moving back to China, where The Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling will be playing as a par-70 and measures only 6,710 yards. Traditionally a ball striker’s track, the course features tree-lined fairways with relatively narrow landing areas. So, many
THE OVERVIEW Jumeriah Golf Estates, Earth Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The Earth Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates is a Greg Norman design that was created specifically for this event. The par-72, 7,675-yard long track can be a beast. It demands accuracy off the tee to avoid the many bunkers strategically placed in the landing areas. Players will be required