Dubai Golf Clubs - Everything You Need To Know About All of Them

Dubai Golf Clubs - Everything You Need To Know About All of Them

 

Of course, (no pun intended) Dubai, the location that has it all, has to have a golf course or 11 that are not just worth checking out, but are so fine that they are very likely to be on the bucket list of some of the most prestigious golfers around the world.

 

You can expect perfect golf conditions, thanks to the beautiful blue skies and sunshine - which don’t just hang around for a few months, but instead stay all year-round.  It’s the perfect climate to enhance your golfing experience.  

 

Blue skies and sunshine are not the only reasons why you should check out Dubai’s golf scene it also attracts golfing stars such as Henrik Stenson and Rory Mcllroy and hosts three flagship professional tournaments.  

 

Dubai’s golf clubs are able to accommodate such big golfing names and events for many reasons;  

 

  • Golf can be played year round in Dubai.  

  • The courses remain in peak condition for much of the year, and are still in good condition during the summer (May - September).

  • Most of the courses are designed by legendary golf course architects.

  • The hospitality facilities are superb.

  • The practice facilities are insane.

 

The club houses boast some of the finest eateries in Dubai, with five star facilities in many of them -  treating both pros and visitors in the same manner.  All club houses and buildings associated with the golf course are beautifully decorated and well maintained year round.  The variety of building styles really add to the ambience and if you are looking to relocate to, or invest in Dubai there are some fabulous properties for sale right by one of the biggest golf clubs in Dubai.

 

So now we’ve tickled those golf clubs, here’s an outline of the highlights that you can expect from all of Dubai’s golf clubs (listed in alphabetical order, not by favourites - we wouldn’t be able to choose!).  

 

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Arabian Ranches Golf Club, open since 2004, and aptly named after the community its located in is a highly popular location.

There is one course located here, featuring bunkers and a winding natural sand habitat to inject some challenge to your game.  With a variety of Tee complexes that keep golfers of all levels happy.

 

Their annual “Black Tee Challenge” delivers a demanding challenge tests for amateur golfers in Dubai and is well worth checking out.

 

The Details:

Total Length: 7658

Slope: 137

Par: 72

 

The Facilities:

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Locker Room, Guest Rooms, Dining Facilities, Event Hire

 

Website:

www.arabianranchesgolfdubai.com

 

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

A charming and iconic course, and clubhouse that will delight golfers of all tastes.  

 

Designed by Brian Johnson, (an architect from the UK), Dubai Creeks course is a shorter but equally challenging course than other courses in Dubai.  Boasting plenty of water hazards and tree-lined fairways that require accuracy and strategic thinking.

 

Dubai Creek is a world renowned course and has been host to numerous tournaments and events.  

 

The Details:

Total Length: 6967

Slope: 136 Black

Par: 71

 

The Facilities:

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Locker Room, Health Club, Practice Facility

 

Website:

www.dubaigolf.com

 

Emirates Golf Club

This is a club that boasts two courses; the Faldo Course and the Majlis Course

 

You can expect striking clubhouses, wonderful food and world class courses and facilities at Emirates Golf Club, you really do not want to miss this one.  

 

The Features:  

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Spa, Locker Room, Health Club, Practice Facility, Dining

 

Faldo Course

  

Named after its designer Nick Faldo, who redesigned the course a decade ago and featuring a ravine that is mostly dry, except for in rainy season offering diversity at different times of the year.  

 

The Faldo course is unique and challenging to your ball striking skills.  It’s also is the second championship layout at Emirates Golf Club!  In the courses past, it was a difficult course, which has now been adjusted and softened so that it’s more playable.  Even so, you can still expect a diverse mix of holes and enough of a challenge to be inspired to return regularly.  

 

The Details

Total Length: 7052

Slope: 135

Par: 72

 

Majlis Golf Course

A course that boasts such a fine heritage that it really must be on every golfers bucket list.  It’s iconic.  

 

Majis is a mature course that has retained its original character despite the aging process.  And is iconic because it’s a shot-makers course and a must play, especially if you are serious about golfing.

 

You’ll enjoy plenty of well-known vistas greeting you when you play the Majlis, the skyline of Dubai Marina frames the view of modern Dubai.

 

The Details

Total Length: 7301

Slope: 143

Par: 72

 

Ja Jebel Ali Golf Resort

Ja Jebel Ali Golf Resort is one of the oldest courses in Dubai and boasts 9 holes, in a peaceful setting.  Expect to see a variety of wildlife, including gazelles roaming around as well as a saltwater lake and some charming spots to stop to enjoy the view and peaceful ambiance.

 

This resort may be the furthest one away from Dubai Marina but it’s a fantastic course that has hosted world class players.  

 

Ja Jebel Ali is an excellent course suitable for golfers of all abilities.   

 

The Details

Total Length: 6375

Slope: 143

Par: 72

 

The Features:  

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Spa, Locker Room, Health Club, Practice Facility, Hotel, Dining.

 

Website

www.jaresortshotels.com/en/dubai/ja-jebel-ali-beach-hotel/leisures/golf

 

Jumeirah Golf Estates

This is the second golf resort in Dubai that provides two outstanding courses, a fabulous club-house and even residential properties surrounding the courses for sale.  Here’s what you can expect.  

 

The Features:   

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Locker Room, Health Club, Practice Facility, Dining.

 

Website:

http://jumeirahgolfestates.com/club

 

Earth Course

Earth is home to the season ending flagship event on the European Tour and subsequently the top players compete against each other on Earth’s giant layout.  It’s also a course frequently played by the big guns too.

 

It’s a huge course with marbled bunkers, rolling fairways and mature landscaping creating an atmosphere and experience only a course purpose-built to host a tournament of the DP World Tour Championships’ magnitude could possess.  

 

The Details

Total Length: 7706

Slope: 140

Par: 72

 

Fire Course

A naturally authentic course, in keeping with the desert environment of Dubai. It’s also a tough course, but one that is playable for golfers of all abilities.  Fire is more refined and natural  than Earth, with it’s rolling terrain and an ambiance in total harmony with its surroundings.  And because of this natural approach each tee on Fire has a unique perspective to create interest and challenge.  You’ll need to concentrate to master this course.  

 

The Details

Total Length: 7408

Slope: 136

Par: 72

 

The Address Montgomerie Dubai

‘Sheer Luxury On And Off The Course’  is the tagline for this course, a bold statement that is easily backed up.  It’s it’s one of the most luxurious golfing experiences you’ll have in Dubai.

 

It’s located within the emirate’s most opulent residential estate, and has a separate clubhouse for visitors to the driving range, academy and par 3 course.

 

The main clubhouse is opulent and offers 21 boutique hotel rooms, an award-winning restaurant, spa and outdoor swimming pool.

 

And as promised, the luxury doesn’t stop there, you can enjoy refreshment hut’s on the golf course at each nine.  This course is takes enjoyable to another level.  You can expect 14 lakes, 81 bunkers, generous landing area’s and suitability for golfers of all levels.   

 

The Details

Total Length: 7461

Slope: 135

Par: 72

 

The Features:    

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Locker Room, Health Club, Practice Facility, Spa, Hotel, Dining, Sheer Luxury.

 

Website:

http://www.themontgomerie.com

 

The Els Club, Dubai

The Els Club is a course that has a certain type of prowess, causing all who play it to leave captivated.  There’s well manicured spaces and some of the best greens in Dubai for some and some serious challenges for the pros such as clever bunkering, and run off’s that will keep your skills tip top.    

 

The mediterranean style clubhouse and fabulous food will keep you there just a little bit longer than planned, but it will be time worth spent!

 

The Details

Total Length: 7538

Slope: 138 Black

Par: 72

 

The Features:    

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Locker Room, Jacuzzi/Sauna, Dining, Events

 

Website:

www.elsclubdubai.com

 

The Track, Meydan Golf

The Track, offers an approachable environment for all levels of golfers, and they have a no-members policy, this means that the dress code is much more relaxed too.  The location of this club (close to Dubai’s Downtown district) ensures that it’s the only club that can boast fabulous views of the Burj Khalifa.

 

You can expect to enjoy The Track and enjoy some challenges along the way, there’s natural lakes and flat greens, plus tee box options of varying lengths and degrees.  You’ll need to be strategic in this game.

 

The Details

Total Length: 7416

Slope: Black 3706, Gold 3455, Silver 3257, Copper 3030, Jade 2754

Par: 36

 

The Features:   

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Locker Room,  Practice Facility, Dining

 

Website:

www.meydangolf.com

 

Trump International Golf Club, Dubai

This might be Dubai’s newest course (at least at the time of writing) but it has been met with unanimous acclaim.  The course is focused on playability and fun, and it caters for walkers too!  You can expect free form tee boxes, humps and hollows and a clubhouse right at the heart of the layout fully equipped with restaurants, pool and a gym.

 

This course might be the new kid but it’s already causing a stir.

 

The Details

Total Length: 7205

Par: 71

 

The Features:   

Golf Carts, Golf Shop, Academy, Night Golf, Locker Room,  Practice Facility, Spa, Dining, Events

 

Website:

http://www.trumpgolfdubai.com

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