Established under the auspices of golf in DUBAi in 2006, the foundation looks for ways and means to create healthy playing opportunities for Professional and Amateur golfers

The Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation is committed to continually identifying and nurturing talented youth in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region with the aim of producing a future generation of champions.

The foundation, which aims to grow the platform of golf with a specific focus on the region, creates new windows of opportunity for emerging MENA National Professionals and Amateurs to not only hone their golfing skills, but to also enhance the overall development of golf in the region.

Named after His Highness Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, the Foundation seeks to provide MENA National talent with an environment in which they can grow, express themselves both personally and professionally and realise their dream of representing their country one day.

The foundation also provides scholarships to emerging players from within the MENA National golfing ranks to help develop their skills and build a strong pool of players, which is paramount to producing a future generation of champions.

The overriding theme of the Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation is to drive the game to a new level in the MENA region.


2017 Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation Award

Entries are open to Amateur and Professional golfers who are recognized members of the MENA Golf Tour and citizens from the Arab League countries listed below. Each participant must hold a valid passport at the beginning of and for the duration of the season.

Eqypt, Algeria, Iraq, Sudan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Tunisia, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Libya, Palestine, Lebanon, Oman, Kuwait, Mauritania, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, Comoros

The award, in $USD will be as follows for each MENA Golf Tour tournament–

  Amateur* Professional
1st Place $500 $1,500
2nd Place $300 $1,000
3rd Place $200 $500


For the MENA Golf Tour Championship the following $USD will be awarded –

  Amateur* Professional
1st Place $500 $2,500
2nd Place $300 $1,500
3rd Place $200 $1,000


For the highest ranked Amateur’s in the Order of Merit and the highest ranked Professional’s a bonus pool in $USD will be paid – 

  Amateur* Professional
1st Place $700 $4,500
2nd Place $500 $2,500
3rd Place $300 $1,500

*Note – Amateurs will be awarded gift vouchers for the above values.

In the event of a tie all monies will be split equally.

The Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation hopes that by initiating this award it will drive the level of the game within the MENA region to a new level which is its overriding theme. We are confident that this initiative will receive full support not only from the MENA National members but also from our International members.