Here at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, we are proud to host one of the flagship events for the European tour, the HSBC Championship. Abu Dhabi Golf Club received this honour after a successful maiden event in the year 2000 when hosting the European Seniors Tour Final. In 2006, the debut of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship was one of three European Tour events to be staged in the Arabian Peninsula and is now currently one of six and is the official starting venue for the European Tours Race to Dubai. The prize fund for each of the first five editions was US$2 million and grew to reach US$3 million in 2018. In 2019 it was elevated to be one of eight tournaments which are part of the Rolex Series, which identifies it as one of the European Tour's premier events. As a Rolex series event, the prize fund currently stands at US$8 million.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC is also known for the 'Hero Challenge' which is hosted at the beginning of the tournament week where the players gather to participate in an innovative target competition across the Yas Marina Circuit.