The desert course at Awali Golf Club on the southern part of Bahrain Island is without question the oldest golf club in the Arabian Gulf area and perhaps the oldest in the entire Middle East.
The clubhouse sits atop part of the rim that forms the basin within which the course lies. It offers views of the 1st, 7th, 10th, and 18th, teeing grounds and fairways, plus the 6th, 9th, and 18th, greens.
The course itself, like regular grass courses, takes advantage of the natural terrain, thus presenting a different set of challenges to golfers. The par 70, 6309 yard 18-hole course is littered with areas of uneven and often unkind bounce and therefore requires a 'horses for courses' approach to the game.
The panoramic view, from the patio of the clubhouse, of the desert landscape, which forms this unique and challenging golf course. This picture clearly shows the tree lined 10th and 18th fairways.