Golf Saudi set for a huge celebration to kickstart first-ever National Golf Week
A week-long series of events will be organised throughout the Kingdom for all generations and playing abilities …
It’s known to be an elite sport, reserved for the rich, famous and those belonging to the upper echelons of society.
But thanks to the efforts of Golf Saudi, the game of golf is taking on a different complexion and aims to be even more accessible to everyone in Saudi Arabia.
Golf Saudi is hosting its first National Golf Week, with seven days of golf-driven events to take place throughout the Kingdom from January 30 to February 6.
From a schools’ championship for up-and-coming junior golfers and a kids’ golf art competition to free individual and group lessons, here are five key features of Saudi Arabia’s inaugural National Golf Week.
Promoting the greatest game with the greatest gear
As part of Golf Saudi’s Mass Participation programme, National Golf Week will see all golf courses and facilities supplied with the equipment needed to engage with new and existing audiences, enabling them to experience exciting activities across a range of locations.
Free golf lessons
Interested in playing golf? Enjoy complimentary golf lessons as golf clubs across the Kingdom welcome new and existing golfers. Participating golf clubs include Riyadh Golf Club, Dirab Golf & Country Club, Nofa Golf Club, and Arizona Golf Club in Riyadh, Saffa Golf Club for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s (KAUST) residents and employees, as well as Rolling Hills Golf Club in Dhahran (available only to employees and stakeholders associated with the club).
Social and networking events
As part of Golf Saudi’s Social Agenda and its focus on education and employment opportunities, events will be organised to help connect Saudi-based professionals working in the golf industry to share learnings and best practices.
Making golf more inclusive
Golf Saudi is also working with the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) to develop a programme that promotes golf to those with disabilities, to make the game fully inclusive.
Finally, the much-anticipated 2022 Saudi International
The landmark occasion will be held from February 3 to 6 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), near Jeddah. There is plenty to attract golf fans and casual observers with major attractions on the course and off it.
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The tournament will showcase some of the best names in the game, identifying new role models as a means of increasing participation and developing future home-grown domestic players.
Other activations to support National Golf Week during Saudi International include a takeover of the famous 16th hole by school children and the display of art printed on course boarding, which will be visible to the world of golf.
Tickets for the 2022 Saudi International can be purchased here.