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Abu Dhabi Matchplay launched

February 11, 2016

Amatuer golfers are in for a real treat in 2016 with the just launched Abu Dhabi Matchplay Championship.

The season long matchplay event offers the opportunity for men and woman, individuals, pairs and mixed golfers to compete and win through to the magnificent finals held in the UAE, on the sun drenched fairways of 3 of Abu Dhabi's finest golf courses.

With return flights provided by Etihad Airlines, The Rotana Hotel on Yas Island will host the finalists offering a perfect base to play the 3 grand finals rounds at Saadiyat Beach Club (home of the Gary Player invitational) Yas Links (home of the Abu Dhabi invitational) and Abu Dhabi National (home of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships).

Knockout matches commence in July with the finals taking place in April at the magnificent Marriott Hotels Forest of Arden golf resort, where the winners will book their seat on the plane to Grand Finals.

The competition

- 2 formats individual and pairs 
- Open to men and woman
- Regionalised knockout rounds to reduce travelling distances
- Regions (North & South)
- 2 legged first round to offer a greater experience
- Matchplay format National finals (not Stableford)
- Maximum of 6 rounds to qualify to the National Final
- Bespoke golf shirts for national finalists

The Grand Finals

- Return flights from the UK to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airlines
- 5 Nights HB at the exclusive Rotana Yas Island Hotel
- 3 grand final competition rounds at Saadiyat Beach, Yas Links & Abu Dhabi National
- Floodlit Night Golf
- Presentation
- Limited edition finalist golf shirts
- All transfers

Jason Swann, Director of Square Peg Events said:

“We are so proud to launch Abu Dhabi Matchplay as our sixth amateur golf event, this one offers an unbelievable grand final experience, second to none. The finalists will be in for a ‘dream come true' experience playing on some of the finest courses the UAE have to offer ”

“We pride ourselves on being able to offer really first class experiences on some of the finest courses nationally and internationally. The Abu Dhabi Matchplay is the icing on the cake to our other not to be missed golfing experiences”

Notes to Editors

  1. Entry Fee
    Individual £ 32.50 ( Men, Woman)
    Pairs £65.00 ( Men, Women, Mixed)
  1. For more information and to enter go to
  1. Partners of the events:
    1. Marriot Hotels and Golf Resorts
    2. Rotana Hotels – Yas Island
    3. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
    4. Yas Links Golf Club
    5. Abu Dhabi Golf Club
  1. Square Peg Events specialise in delivering creative and innovative golfing experiences for the amateur golfer, businesses, charities and overseas traveller.
  1. Square Peg Events also own the following amateur golf competitions including:
    1. The League to Dubai
    2. Southern Matchplay
    3. Southern Links Open
    4. Yorkshire Classic
    5. Yorkshire Golf Tour

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