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1st - 4th November

Watch future golf champions battle it out at the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final

@Almouj Golf, The Wave Muscat

Event Information

National Bank of Oman first brought the Challenge Tour to Muscat in 2013. After two successful and inspiring tournaments, the tournament established itself further by becoming the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final. The final tournament of the Challenge Tour season held annually at Al Mouj Golf, The Wave – Muscat, a stunning venue in Oman’s bustling capital. 

Only 45 eligible players in the Challenge Tour ‘Road to Oman’ rankings are eligible to participate from 1st  November – 4th November. The 2016 Grand Final winner was Ricardo Gouveia with a score of 13 under par; his victory secured him winning the Road to Oman Rankings also with the highest total earnings for a seaso in European Challenge Tour History. Along with this he climed to 84th in the Official World Golf Rankings tying Edoardo Molinari as the joint highest ranking as a Challenge Tour player.
 
About the Challenge Tour:

First held in 1987, the European Challenge Tour has become an established stepping-stone for future champions. Golfing stars are able to hone in their skills over 72-hole competitions, with the aim of fulfilling their dream of playing on the next European Tour. In 2017, the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final is ready to challenge players hoping to make the step onto the European Tour.
 
The European Challenge Tour has achieved incredible growth in recent years. The tour has visited a variety of countries in Europe; it has held events in countries including China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, UAE and the Sultanate of Oman. 

The Challenge Tour gives professionals the opportunity to play competitive, high-level golf while providing a platform to progress to the European Tour, with the top 15 players obtaining a European Tour card for the following season. Challenge tour players can also gain world-ranking points for high finishes in tour events. A player who wins three Challenge Tour events in a season is fast-tracked onto the main European Tour immediately.

Tournament

 

NBO Golf Classic Grand Final

VENUE

Almouj Golf (par 72)

DESIGNED BY

Greg Norman

LOCATION

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

COURSE RECORD & Winners

65 -​ Lucas Bjeregaard and Byeong-hun An - in 2013

 
2013 Winner: Roope Kakko 
 2014 Winner: Max Orrin
2015 Winner: Ricardo Gouveia
2016 Winner: Bernd Ritthammer

Venue & Location Map

The NBO Golf Classic Grand Final is held at the Greg Norman-designed Almouj Golf course in the heart of the capital.

How to find us

Almouj is located at The Wave on 18th November Street. From Muscat International Airport turn right onto the highway. Pass the turning for Muscat City Centre and take the next exit, signposted Al-Hail. Turn right at the exit with Markaz Al-Bahja shopping mall on your left and follow the road towards The Wave, Muscat. At the second roundabout with the entrance to The Wave directly in front of you take the 1st exit, right, onto 18th November Street. Follow the road for about 4.5km until the 1st exit right before the flyover. Make a U-turn at the underpass and keep right on the slip road which leads you to Almouj Golf entrance

From The Chedi follow Beach Road towards Seeb, passing through Al Athaiba. After about 10kms there is a turning on the left at a set of traffic lights signposted Muscat International Airport.  Keep going straight at the traffic lights and after approximately 3kms the entrance to Almouj Golf is on your right.​

The Course

Hole by hole guide