With almost year long sunshine and some of the finest courses around the world, the UAE is increasingly popular as a golf destination
Inspired by the great parkland courses of Europe and North America, Earth is home to the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai sets the scene for an incredible experience. The rolling fairways, brilliant white bunkering and deep red ochre landscape are framed by a plethora of trees and shrubs making each hole picture perfect. The abundance of nature is reflected in the many lakes throughout the experience which are home to a myriad of wildlife. The journey is concluded where the last 4 holes play alongside or over water culminating in a meandering creek running the full length of the final hole
Framed by a wide variety of captivating flora carefully selected to reflect the overall theme and to enhance its natural setting. Fire is in complete harmony with its surroundings. The undulating topography with its considerable protrusions creates a more challenging level of play. Rustic and so visually stunning as to captivate even those who do not golf. The Fire course demands a well-thought-out strategy. Going directly at the flag may not always be the best approach which gives Fire a strong sense of classic links-style play
Undulating alongside the Dubai Creek and capped by its iconic clubhouse building the course at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is a refreshingly different golfing experience.
The flagship course at Emirates Golf Club, The Majlis championship course is a challenging par 72, 7,301-yard layout. Designed by Florida-based course architect Karl Litten, the original 18 holes were built in and around the dunes of a beautiful site on the edge of the city of Dubai, donated by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on whose instructions the desert flora was maintained in its natural state.
Emirates Golf Club's second championship golf course, which opened in 1996, was named 'The Wadi', taken from the Arabic word for 'valley'. Redesigned in 2005 by golf legend and six-time major winner Nick Faldo, the course now combines a stunning visual design with the nuances and challenges of any championship course in just the right measure, providing visitors an exceptionally enjoyable golfing experience.
The Track, Meydan Golf is a floodlit golf course in Dubai and available to play until 11 pm. Head to The Track at night to get your golf fix in Dubai whether it be on the championship course or sharpening your game with tuition at the Academy by Troon.
When we set about establishing the Els Club Dubai, the first of its kind anywhere in the world, our philosophy was to offer ‘the best of everything’. The Els Club Dubai is the sort of place I’d be proud to be a member and that’s absolutely the way it should be