2018 UDH Open

April 13th, 2018

Wadi al Saeed Golf Club, Udhailiyah, Saudi Arabia  

Read all details before proceeding to sign up.

1.1 Entry fee of 350 SAR per entrant. Deadline for tournament entry is April 3rd, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Payment will be required before play begins on April 13th, 2018. Prepayment is allowed for those that live locally, however no refund will be allowed after April 6th, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  If you are signed up to play on April 13th, you are required to pay the entrance fee. Payment may be made to Greg Kortzman, Derrick Walley, Anne Kiernan, Geraldine Fraser, at the Pro Shop, or at the registration table on the morning of the event.

1.2 Registration can be completed by clicking on the link located on the bottom of this page. Please include the number of guests that will accompany you for the lunch in the comments section of the sign up page.  The total entrants are limited to 72. In the event of entries exceeding the limit (72), entrants numbered above the limit will be alternates. Should an accepted entrant withdraw, alternates will be immediately notified. (The sign up/registration page will go live soon!)

1.3 Non-Aramco players must contact Greg Kortzman by email in order to process their gate passes into the Saudi Aramco camp.

1.4 Lunch vouchers will be provided for players. SAR75 charge for each extra lunch attendee. All non-players/guests must purchase a voucher to eat lunch. 

1.5 The committee reserves the right to limit and/or restrict the number of entrants from any one club or golf society. 

1.6 If a competitor withdraws, no substitute will be accepted unless prior approval has been obtained from the tournament committee.

2.1 Open to professional and amateur golfers who are current members of a golf club or golf society.

2.2 The tournament is restricted to golfers having a current active handicap of 24 or lower for men and 32 or lower for women. Higher handicap players will be accepted, but their handicaps will be reduced to the maximum allowed handicap.
2.3 Players must play off their current handicap on the day of the competition. Revised club indices must be presented to the committee by April 6 by submitting a screenshot from the club's player list. Handicaps will be verified.

3.1 Play will be conducted according to the rules of the USGA, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the Saudi Aramco Golf Association (SAGA) and Wadi al Saeed Golf Club Local Rules. A copy of local rules will be provided to each competitor.

3.2 Only one mat per player will be accepted on the tournament day.

3.3 Players are not allowed to sweep the browns, if required, it has to be done by the assigned sweeper.

4.1 Stroke over 18 holes on April 13th, 2018.

4.2 Shotgun starts at 9:00 am.

4.3 Golf carts may be used, but players must make their own arrangements. We will not be responsible for providing carts, so please be sure to bring your own walking trolley.

4.4 A practice round will be available to all registered players on Thursday, April 12th. (Please include your desire to play a practice round in the comments section of the sign up page.)

5.1 The decisions of the tournament committee on all matters of competition play shall be final.

6.1 The draw will be performed by the committee and will include consideration for gross and net competitors as well as visitors, who when possible will be matched with local members. The draw will be posted in the Wadi al Saeed Clubhouse and on the tournament website on Thursday, April 12th at 5:00 pm.

7.1 Players shall report to the registration table no later than 8:30 am on April 13th, 2018. Playing groups will be assembled in the club house parking lot at 8:30 am and sent to their tee box at 8:45 am. Order of play will be governed by lowest handicap first. The player must start at the time designated by the committee.

9.1 Players tied for the top three positions for Gross play will participate in a sudden death playoff on hole 9 Tiger Tees (men) or Men's Tees (for women).  If a tie continues, between any of the original playoff players, the hole will be re-played for a maximum of three times.  If a tie still remains, a closest to the pin shot will decide the winning position(s). 

9.2 Other ties in the competition (Net scores) will be decided by count back from hole 18, 17, 16, etc. until 3 positions are established.

10.1 The 2018 Udhailiyah Open Champion will be the person returning the lowest gross score over 18 holes. The Net Champion will be the player with the lowest net score over 18 holes.

Championship Competition:
18-Hole: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Low Gross
18-Hole: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Low Net

Course Prizes
Two Longest Drive and Two Closest to the Pin. Holes will be announced on the day of play.

Questions should be directed to Greg Kortzman at gkortzman@saeslearning.com.

Click here to sign up for the 2018 Udhailiyah Open on April 13, 2018 at the WASGC.