White Eagle Men’s Open at Arabian Ranches Golf Club (series 3) took place on 20 & 21 November 2020. A great turn up of 96 golfer’s across the emirates, who took the course challenge in a two day event, 36 hole Individual Strokeplay format, and with the course set-up, fitted to enhance a more competitive atmosphere to all amateurs.
Joshua Hill from Trump International Dubai took the top spot with a superb day 1 gross 72 and gross 63 on the final round, to claim the championship trophy. Joshua managed to keep its lead in the big and strong field packed with scratch and single figure golfers capable of shooting low scores. The Champion had a consistent level par on an early Friday morning tee time slot, tailing down by the 2 shots advantage of the day 1 leaders Edoardo Scialanga and Arjun Gupta. Joshua kept his calm in the final round shooting a 9 under par. Giving him a clear 2 shots advantage against the runner-up Arjun Gupta.
In the Net Division Champion, Niklas Korjonen from Trump International Dubai, took his title by posting a net 72 on day 1 and another net 69 on the final round (141), winning by a margin of 1 stroke lead against James Nash from ORMSKIRK Golf Club in UK, with a 2 day combined net 142.
The winner – Joshua Hill scored 135 gross over 2 days – first day 72 and second day 63
Runner Up – Arjun Gupta scored 137 gross over 2 days – first round 70 and second round 67
2nd Runner Up – Toby Bishop scored 142 gross over 2 days – first round 75 and second round 67
This event was organised at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. The design concept for this golf course was to build a true desert-style course similar to those found in Scottsdale, Arizona. At an impressive length of 7,658 yards, this course provides a true test for all golfers.The links is an 18 hole, par 72 signature course designed by Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design. Built as a true desert-style grass course. Players love the natural flow of the holes through the sand dunes and wonderful desert landscape. Missing the immaculate grass of the fairways, makes you enter the sandy waste with its indigenous shrubs and bushes. All standards of golfers will appreciate the GPS yardage service available on every golf cart. The elegant Spanish Colonial Clubhouse features Ranches Restaurant which offers stunning views on the 9th and 18th greens. Situated in the heart of its namesake community, Arabian Ranches Golf Club is a popular lifestyle destination with restaurants and leisure facilities, just a short drive from Dubai’s iconic landmark.