Abu Dhabi Golf Scholarship Trials

We’re on the lookout for talented golfers who want to play and study at some of the best facilities in the world …

FirstPoint USA, the world’s leading international sports scholarship agency, are staging a Golf Showcase Event (WAGR counting), giving you the chance to put yourself in the spotlight, showcase your talents in front of an audience of scouts, and take your first step towards a golf scholarship in the USA.

You’ll also have the chance to speak to our team of former student-athletes about the incredible life-changing opportunities that a university golf scholarship can offer, and some of the amazing college and university campuses that are ready to welcome you.

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Academic and Sporting Preparation

Targeting University Programmes

Connecting with College Coaches

Ongoing Pastoral Care

To date, we've sent over 35,000 young men and women to the US. Securing over £300 million in scholarship awards and finding a place for every single qualifying applicant.

Every year, thousands of student-athletes and their families come face-to-face with the difficult challenge of securing a scholarship to an American university. What they often discover is that navigating university options is stressful enough, and adding sports into the mix brings it to a whole new level.

Even for those who do a little recruiting homework, they are often left with more questions, very few simple answers and an uneasy feeling they are somehow falling behind.

At FirstPoint, we understand what you’re going through. Many of us have experienced first-hand what the scholarship recruiting experience is like—as players and as coaches. And that experience, combined with our advanced online technology, expansive college coach network and proven recruiting methods, helps thousands of student-athletes and their families take control of their recruiting experience.

Whether you are a first-year high school student or a national ranked athlete, FirstPoint helps take the stress of uncertainty out of your scholarship journey by putting a plan in place to help you find your best university options in the USA.

What do i need to know?


There is a £20 registration fee required on the day to participate.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, situated in the heart of the UAE's capital, stands as the premier golfing destination in the Middle east which provides an unrivalled experience for some of the top amateur and professional golfers in the world. Spanning over 400 acres of breath-taking desert landscapes, the club features two exceptional courses meticulously designed to cater to all skill levels.

The 18-hole National Course offers an expert level challenge to put players through their paces on each and every hole, with the Par 72 course having played host to the past 16 international Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship events, with some of the biggest names in the sport like Rickie Fowler, Shane Lowry, Tommy and Lee Fleetwood and former world no.1 Martin Kaymer amongst the illustrious list of former winners.

The 9-hole Par 36 Garden Course provides a more relaxed atmosphere whilst still offering an array of hole layouts, including two Par 5s that stretch over 500 yards, creating the perfect blend of casual and competitive options – ideal for our upcoming FirstPoint USA International Golf Trial event.

Address: Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

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Frequently Asked Questions

The age range to compete in our event is 15-22 years old. FirstPoint USA will typically start working with golf clients from the age of 14. However, it is possible to secure a sports scholarship right up until the age of 24. Student athletes will not leave for the USA to begin their scholarship journey until they are at least 18 years of age, starting either in the Fall (August) or Spring (January).

  • Training gear – please come dressed to play
  • Golf Clubs & Golf Shoes.
  • Suitable rain gear in case of adverse weather
  • • Verification of your current handicap
  • Water

The event will last 3 days, with players competing over 54 holes. The event will also include a presentation to players and parents/guardians outlining the opportunities for golf scholarships in the US, on the first day.

Our event, is a 54-hole stroke play event for boys and girls, and will be a WAGR counting event. It is open to male players with a handicap of 8 and less, and female players with a handicap of 12 or less.

After the event you will recieve feedback on your performance within 48 working hours, if you are succesful you will be invited to an interview at a local venue to discuss the process and your eligibility for a scholarship. If you are eligible you will be offered a place after the interview.

The entry fee includes three rounds of golf , access to the practice facilities throughout the event, a shared buggy for each round and lunch on the final day of the event. Also included is a bucket of balls before each round on the practice facilities. Additional buckets of balls or Trackman Range access are available from the pro shop or the driving range directly.

The entry fee does not include the cost of accommodation.

Practice rounds can be booked in advance of the event but must be paid for separately.

What our Student-Athletes say about us

Josh Mulhenny
"They've gone above and beyond "

Can't thank the guys at FirstPoint USA enough for helping my son get out to the US on a soccer scholarship. He's now in his second year in America and is loving it despite being homesick for the first few weeks! We spoke with multiple different companies before deciding which company to choose and although they weren't the cheapest, they've been with us every step of the way and only been a phone call or text message away if we had any issues. They never made any false promises or unrealistic expectations and delivered the service exactly as described. They've gone above and beyond to make sure we were well looked after every step of the way.

Sandra Mulhenny

Josh Hendry
"I couldn't be happier"

I couldn't be happier with my experience working with Firstpoint USA. Having just graduated from university in South Carolina, I am so grateful for the life changing experience and opportunities that have been available to me as an NCAA DI student athlete. None of which would have been possible without the expertise and knowledge of the staff at Firstpoint USA. Would highly recommend FPUSA to anyone thinking about going to university in the USA

Josh Hendry

Josh Mulhenny
"process has been made simple"

The FirstPointUSA team as a whole are excellent. The whole process has been made simple by their clear communication, especially Gemma Thomson who I worked with. The organisation in every aspect of their work is very good, and I would definitely recommend FirstPointUSA to anybody thinking about attaining a scholarship in the US..

Isaac Thomas

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