European golf stars descend on RAK on Wednesday

3D spectacular light and music show on Friday night at Jebel Jais
European golf stars descend on RAK on Wednesday
The penultimate tournament of the European Challenge Tour tees off at Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah this Wednesday, finishing on Saturday, October 28.
By Staff writer
Sun 22 Oct 2017 11:38 AM

The penultimate tournament of the European Challenge Tour tees off at Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah this Wednesday, finishing on Saturday, October 28.

The free-to-attend four-day tournament will play host to future stars of the game, which also features a ‘Fan Village’ and an Oktoberfest Garden.

Current champion Jordan Smith is unable to defend his title, having graduated to the European Tour ranks since his epic 2016 win at the inaugural RAK Golf Challenge.

However, a 105-strong line-up of leading European Challenge Tour talents, mixed with local qualifiers and sponsors’ invites, are set to descend upon Al Hamra Golf.

“We have a very strong field ready to take on the Al Hamra course,” said Andrew Matthews, head of the golf club, “but golfers must not be lulled into a false sense of security, this magnificent golf course is as brutal as it is beautiful.

“It will certainly provide a stiff test for even the most gifted players, guaranteeing what promises to be another thrilling competition for players and spectators alike.”

The ‘Fan Village’, open from 4pm-10pm from Thursday through to Saturday, will include bouncy castles, arts and crafts, face painting and sand art, as well as food trucks and live music entertainment.

“We want to introduce golf into a multicultural environment, bringing it to the wider community and making the event one for all ages to enjoy, with an array of activities for the kids and plenty to keep the adults entertained too” said Benoy Kurien, general manager, Al Hamra Real Estate.

3D spectacular light and music show

On the Friday night, the action switches to Jebel Jais where there will be an open-air classical music concert, dubbed the UAE’s highest musical performance.

Vivaldianno, City of Mirrors is a 3D spectacular light and music show featuring a live Czech orchestra at 1,600 metres. Tickets for the one-off performance start at AED 300 and are available through Virgin Tickets and Platinum List.

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