The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is gradually reopening to business, tourism, but also to sporting events of all kinds. Among these, golf is in the spotlight as Saudi Arabia is preparing to host its first ever international women's professional golf tournament.
The Anglican KAEC King Abdullah Economic City – known as KAEC King Abdullah Economic City – located on the Red Sea coast, will host two stages of the Ladies European Golf Tour in November: the Aramco Saudi Ladies International, from 12 to 15, and the Saudi Ladies Team International, the following week, from 17 to 19.
Both events promise to bring together the cream of world golf. For its part, the country is committed to providing a secure environment, in a context still well disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
History to be made in Saudi Arabia with $1.5 million golf week @royalgreens_ksa ⛳️ 🇸🇦
$1M Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF, 12th-15th Nov
$500,000 Saudi Ladies Team International, 17th-19th Nov#SaudiLadiesIntl | #SaudiLadiesTeamIntl | #LadiesFirst pic.twitter.com/rdlDHt5G21
— Ladies European Tour (@LETgolf) September 28, 2020
A long-awaited recovery
After an upsetting start to the year for all branches of the economy, with sport at the top of the list, the sports federations are keen to get the ball rolling again.
For Saudi Arabia, the holding of the event is a first, of which the kingdom is proud. The Aramco Saudi Ladies International will be the very first Ladies European Tour event to be held in the country and it is expected to host more than a hundred of the world’s best women golfers, who will compete for a million dollar cash prize.
The promotional video of the event promises some of the competition’s action in atypical environments, with breathtaking scenery, to say the least.