The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters will move to Education City Golf Club this year, marking the beginning of an exciting new era for the tournament. The event is scheduled next month, on 5-8 March 2020.
The event has moved from the Doha Golf Club for the first time in its 23-year history, to the Education City Golf Club – a landmark project for Qatar and for golf enthusiasts worldwide. This new golf venue offers a revolutionary and holistic approach to growing the game of golf.
Designed by two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazábal, the venue comprises 33 holes split into three courses: 18 holes, nine holes and six holes. The facility also includes a state-of-the-art learning and practice facility housed within the ‘Centre of Excellence’.
Reigning champion Justin Harding, who won his first European Tour title at last year’s event, will defend his crown next month and is relishing the opportunity to tackle the Education City layout.
Qatar will always be a special tournament for me as I won my first European Tour title here and I am excited to return to defend it. I obviously enjoyed the event last year and I’m looking forward to seeing Education City next month. The golf course looks amazing and I am sure we will be well looked after.
Harding said that his victory last year has been life-changing as it allowed him to choose which events to play. He said that this tournament was one of the first on his schedule.
Michael Braidwood, General Manager at Education City Golf Club said they are pleased and honoured to welcome the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters next month.
The tournament is one of the country’s premier sporting events which attracts a global TV audience and international visitors to Qatar and we are incredibly excited to play a part in its future.
He added that golf is a growing game in Qatar and they want to be at the forefront of that growth and help shape the golfing landscape.
Harding joined the Who’s Who of world golf when he lifted the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters last season.