Rickie Fowler claimed a one-shot victory at the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship this past weekend, as he finished 16 under par after carding a 69 on Sunday. Check out the pregame golf board fun and who won this golf game!
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Designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 2000, the Bali Hai Golf Club is a worthy namesake of the famous Indonesian land of enchantment. The lush surroundings include seven-acres of opulent water features, a total of 4,000 trees with 2,500 stands of towering palms and 100,000 Balinese tropical plants. Transition and out-of-play areas are accented with Augusta white sand and black volcanic rock outcroppings.
The par-71 course measures 7,002 yards from the tips and affords spectacular views of the Strip mega-resorts from the fairways. Bali Hai’s unique layout includes teasers like #16, a par-3 island green that frequently comes with an audience from the Cili Restaurant patio and #3, a 468 yard par-4 with a creek running the entire right-side, balanced with a bunker on the left. Play #3 and find out why it’s called “Shipwreck.” Challenging play, breathtaking scenery and first class facilities make Bali Hai a one-of-a-kind golfer’s paradise that Golf Digest named one of the “Top 50 Resort Courses”.
The course was designed to go in like a lamb and out like a lion, meaning that the drama and thrills build as player progress along the course.
“We want to give guests an opportunity to loosen up and enjoy their surroundings before we begin challenging their skills,” said Brian Curley. “This will be a fun course … you’ll know you’ve been tested, but it won’t beat you to death. It’s the kind of golf course you could play day after day and never tire of its charm.“
Bali Hai Golf Club is owned and operated by Walters Golf which also own Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas. It is also home to Cili Restaurant, and americana and asian fusion style restaurant, wedding and event venue.