How many sports cater for people with different abilities, to the extent that you can play competitively with Mom, Dad, your grandparents, your kids, alone, or even with a professional? A special place to play golf is Dubai, additionally, you can watch, and enjoy golf. Dubai boasts splendid courses to play the game. It is the heartbeat of the sport at a professional level, host of DP World Tour Championship, and home to many international golf players. If you enjoy watching golf championships, there are many Dubai golf packages to choose from. However, before you pick one, let’s see when and where you can catch the maximum enthusiasm and golf in Dubai.
The plush and luxuriant fairways flawlessly pared greens, and the striking flora and fauna of Earth course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates immediately spring to mind. The great thing about Dubai is that it almost bookends the European Tour season. You start out in January with the finale of the European Tour, HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship which is being held in Dubai. It is to be then followed by what’s called the ‘Desert Swing’, which culminates in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, known as the major of the region, held at Emirates Golf Club. In fact, the entire season is actually referred to as the Race to Dubai. Held at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, the DP World Tour Championship is where the top 60 golfers playoff for big money and the prestige of being crowned the champion.
Dubai, a city rising from desert sands, has an impressive share of golfing greens. While various championships bring the international golfers to the city, playing golf in Dubai is also prospering for an amateur with everyone from novices to scratch golfers enjoying the stunning courses all through the year. Here are some of the finest places to tee off in the emirate.
As the host of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – the finale of The Race to Dubai and European Tour season– Jumeirah Golf Estates is a prevalent spot to master your swing or feel the excitement of playing a round at a championship course. Planned by the well-known Greg Norman, the venue brags not one but two distinctly interesting courses. While the 18 hole Earth course is the dream of many, enthused by European and North American plains, 18 hole Fire course is a distinct dream for others who love links-like pathways.
Emirates Golf Club is chosen one to host the European Tour-sanctioned Omega Dubai Desert Classic, as well as the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic. This in itself says a lot about the creditability and uniqueness of this course. Emirates Golf Club is a great choice for both skilled players and learners. Presenting two 18-hole courses and a nine-hole, par-three, one of the 18-hole courses, the Faldo Course is the only full-sized course in the region that is fully well-lit for night golf – picture-perfect for enthusiastic golfers who want to play through Dubai’s summer months.
The Els Club is the brainchild of the Big Easy himself, Ernie Els- another proficient golfer-backed course. Inspired by the links courses of the UK, the South African former world number one has merged some of those classic British features into the parched desert scenery to make an exclusive course that is a test even for consummate golfers. Set in Sports City, the course is a consolidation of some of Els’ favorites from around the world, including foxholes from Royal Melbourne and heaving greens approximating world-famous US course Pinehurst No. 2.
The latest golf course addition is the Dubai Hills’ course, which is engraved of the sandy desert with swelling greens contrasted with valleys, wadis, and lakes. It also boasts of course for varied skill golfers, the 18-hole course presents conspicuous Downtown Dubai skyline views in the distance, which makes for memorable play. Ideal for summer evenings, the club also features a fully floodlit driving range, with the first-class run through amenities to master your stroke.
Dubai Creek Golf & yacht club dominates the city’s picturesque waterfront as it overlooks the Creek. This club is also having the capacity of organizing 18 hole standard gold championship as it is spread across 7000 yards of area. It is splendidly created with nurtured greenways, large coconut trees and magnificently sprawled water and sand ways. This club holds a very special place in the heart of golfers as it has witnessed the former PGA tour winners, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke creating the history with their record score of 63. Now, that’s an ambitious target to aim for.
Address Montgomerie is one of the most desirable and luxurious destinations for playing golf in Dubai. It is set in the respectable location of Emirates Hills – which is also known as Dubai’s version of Beverly Hills. The hotel is named after the legendary golfer – Colin Montgomerie designed the course with the help of renowned course designer, the late Desmond Muirhead. It is sprawled across 107 hectares of the area and has spellbound artificially formed lakes across 20 hectares, lush green landscape spread across 37 hectares and over 80 huge bunkers and 18 holes to make it grandeur for championships.
In terms of playing golf at DUBAI, it boasts every corner of the golfing spectrum imaginable: there’s green parkland, dusty dessert courses, and stunning links. In addition to the fine private courses, there are world-class public courses, which can be more affordable and accessible for visitors.
Looking forward to seeing you play golf in Dubai!