The NBO Oman Open brings the European Tour to Oman for the first time as the sultanate joins an illustrious list of 44 different countries to have held European Tour tournaments.
Al Mouj Golf Club in Muscat, Oman is the venue this week as Oman joins Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates as a host on the European Tour.
Opened in September 2012, Al Mouj Golf stretches across six kilometres of stunning coastline, flanking the pastel-blue colours of the Indian Ocean, separated only by beautiful sandy beaches – all of which makes this venue an idyllic haven.
Designed by Major champion Greg Norman, the 7,342-yard par-72 course is laid out in a links style befitting its coastal location, with just one tree standing along the eighth fairway.
The massive greens and lush fairways are peppered with bunkers comprised partly of crushed white Omani marble, while natural local dunes line almost every hole.
The event could see as many as eight South Africans tee up with Haydn Porteous, Darren Fichardt, Brandon Stone, Richard Sterne, Thomas Aiken, Zander Lombard, Jacques Kruyswijk and Christiaan Bezuidenhout all on the entry list.
The NBO Oman Open is also one of three new events on the 2018 European Tour schedule, alongside the Belgian Knockout and the 2018 Shot Clock Masters.