Dubai Golf Courses
Dubai Golf Courses
The Montgomerie, Dubai’s championship golf course was designed by Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead. The course covers 265 acres which consist of 123 acres of turf, 49 acres of man-made lakes (a total of 14 lakes), 93 acres of landscaped gardens and is scattered with 81 large bunkers.
The course provides the player with undulating “links land” style fairways with generous landing areas which challenge and intrigue all levels of player. Although large in size, the greens can be very misleading, especially as they are consistently rolling above 9.5feet. Plenty of shape throughout the greens can result in some very trying putts.
18 holes Par 72 6753yards
Capturing the character and beauty of Arabia, the Al Badia course was designed on an oasis theme by internationally renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones II . The championship course features abundant water, rivers of sand and plants indigenous to the Arabian Gulf. Water moves throughout the course. The layout incorporates eleven lakes, several smaller ponds, streams and numerous cascading waterfalls. Strategically, water is used for lateral hazards as well as carry hazards on twelve of the holes. The “rivers of sand” concept adds another layer of texture to the design – providing a visual extension of the lakes and streams. These sand areas provide visually crisp playing surfaces that, unlike bodies of water, give a golfer the opportunity to recover from an errant shot. Providing a challenging round for the seasoned golfer, Al Badia is also welcoming for the recreational player.
18 holes Par 72 7303 yards
The course is a memorable journey from the first tee to the 18th green. The superbly manicured fairways are undulating, demarcated by mounds, date and palm trees, and most other times by water. Apart from the Creek, which comes into play on at least four holes, several artificial lakes add to the beauty and difficulty of various other holes.The presence of multiple tees ensures that golfers of all calibres enjoy their day out at the course. While length of the tee helps, the premium is certainly on accuracy, especially with the approach shots as most of the greens are multi-tiered with subtle borrows.
18 holes Par 71 6857 yards
The Arabian Ranches Golf Club – formerly known as The Desert Course, Arabian Ranches, was built as a true 18 hole desert style grass course, a signature course designed by Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design.
Miss the immaculate grass of the fairways and greens and you enter the sandy waste, with its indigenous shrubs and bushes.
All standards of golfer will also appreciate the GPS (Global Positioning System) yardage service available on every golf cart.
18 holes Par 72 7691 yards
Stretching 7,538 yards with four sets of tees allowing players a selection of differing lengths from which to play, The Els Club set a new benchmark for golf in Dubai from April 2008. The course offers players a challenging round accompanied by all the essential facilities that extend beyond the immaculate fairways and greens.
Set on undulating slopes of native desert vegetation, it is a links style layout combining traditional classic design.
18 holes Par 72 7538 yards
Emirates Golf Club sports two championship courses, a friendly yet testing 9 hole Par-3 course, the Emirates Golf Academy, numerous practice facilities and two driving ranges.
Named among the world’s top 100 golf courses in a survey conducted by influential US-based magazine Golf Digest, the Majlis is the home of world-class events like the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Ladies’ Masters, inspiring awe among all those who play its verdant greens.
Redesigned by golf legend and six-time major winner Nick Faldo, Emirates Golf Club’s second course, The Faldo, 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 –- and one that is completely unique.
Majlis Course 18 holes Par 72 7301 yards
Faldo Course 18 holes Par 73 7348 yards
Yas Links was the first Links golf course in the Middle East region. The first designed by Kyle Phillips, one of the world’s leading golf course designers. The first opportunity to experience the unique traditions of the game. An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse, golf academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf—the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test. Yas Links presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about.
18 holes Par 72 7414 yards