DUBAI : THE CLASSIC GOLF DESTINATION
Emirates Golf Club || Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club || Dubai Golf and Racing Club
Dubai Country Club
|| The Resort Golf Course || Hatta Fort Golf Courses ||
Hyatt Golf Park || Other Leisure Activities in Dubai

golfingExperience Dubai - the exciting new year-round golfing destination that has the unique disticntion of being the only golfing centre in the world to host major international tournaments on both the European and Asian PGA circuits.

Visiting golfers are offered a choice of three grass courses, eaxh of championship quality and each providing a different type of challenge.

EMIRATES GOLF CLUB

On the fringe of the city, Emirates Golf Club - the Middle East's first championship grass course, is an oasis og green. Its two beautifully landscaped courses offer challenging but fair golf to all standard of players.

The Courses
Majlis: 18 hole championship course, plays to a par of 72
Wadi: 18 hole par 72 course, dominated by a spectacular landscaped wadi

Facilities

  • The impressive Clubhouse, designed in the style of a group of Bedouin tents, is among the most recognised landmarks in international golf.
  • Superb five star French restaurant, plus bars and lounges.
  • Individual and group tuition by PGA qualified professionals.
  • 3 hole Academy Course for tuition and practice; two driving ranges; air conditioned teaching centre with the latest in video swing analysis equipment.
  • Swimming pools, squash and tennis courts, gymnasium; well-stocked Pro Shop.

Rules of Play

  • All players must have a handicap of 28 or less for men and 45 less for women.
  • The dress code requires collared shirts and golfing shorts or longer covering on the course and in the clubhouse.
  • All golf courses in Dubai are spikeless.

DUBAI CREEK GOLF AND YACHT CLUB

Opened in January 1993, Dubai's second world class golf course is the centrepiece of a 80-hectare sports and leisure complex that also incorporates a 115-barth marina. Located close to the city centre and Dubai International Airport on the banks of the Dubai Creek, this club was the venue for the 1999 Dubai Desert Classic.

The Course
  • The main championship 18-hole, par 72 course is 6,839 yards in length.
  • Three ornamental lakes and a further three seawater hazards are a feature of the course.
  • Cunning dog-legs along the immaculate fairways challenge both amateur and professional alike.
  • The 9-hole, par 3 course, fully floodlit, is a unique facility to practice the short game, day or night.

Facilities

  • Designed in the shape of the billowing sails of a traditional Arabian dhow, the 45-metre high clubhouse captures the essence of Dubai's sea-faring traditions.
  • Bars and function rooms overlook the ninth and eighteenth greens, while the Fairways restaurant combines quality cuisine with breathtaking views of Dubai.
  • Golf Academy, High Tech Studio and a double ended driving range with instruction from six PGA qualified professionals.
  • Well stocked professional shops.
  • The separate yacht club incorporates the "Aquarium" a seafood restaurant, as well as the popular "Boardwalk".
  • Tennis courts and gymnasium with teaching programmes are also available.

Rules of Play

  • Visitors are welcome on a "pay-as-you-play" basis, as well as to use the public driving range.
  • The dress code requires collared shirts and golfing shorts and proper golfing attire.
  • All players must have a handicap of 28 or less for men and 45 less for women.
  • Possession of a playing certificate from any of the Dubai golf courses also qualifies.
  • All golf courses in Dubai are spikeless.

DUBAI GOLF AND RACING CLUB

Dubai's third grass course, with its links course straddling the Nad Al Shiba horse racing circuit and venue for the annual Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world. The lub offers the only fullly floodlit 18-hole course along the floodlit driving range in the Middle East and night-time golf has proved very popular.


The Course

  • The only fully floodlit 18 hole course in the Middle East.
  • 18 holes, par 71- 6,428 yard course.
  • Built around eight lakes, three of which are for irrigation.
  • The golf course layout has all the characteristics of a Scottish links, with rolling fairways and deep pot bunkers. The course is generally flat with the new front 9 holes featuring elevated tees.

Facilities

  • The three-storey blue-tiled clubhouse offers panoramic views across the race track and golf course.
  • Built in the traditional style found at British golf courses, the interior features panelled walls and leather sofas.
  • Facilities at the superbly equipped clubhouse include a Pro Shop, bars and a 100-seater Steakhouse restaurant.
  • Ten first-floor hospitality suites offer corporate entertainment facilities on golf and race days.
  • Golf instruction available from five qualified members of the PGA.

Rules of Play

  • Visitors are welcome on a "pay-as-you-play" basis, as well as to use the public driving range.
  • The dress code requires collared shirts and golfing shorts and proper golfing attire.
  • All players must have a handicap of 28 or less for men and 45 or less for women.
  • Possession of a playing certificate from any of the Dubai golf courses also qualifies.
  • All golf courses in Dubai are spikeless.

DUBAI COUNTRY CLUB

Visitors interested in a different golfing experience may like to arrange a game on sand at the Dubai Country Club, the oldest course in the emirate, which features "brown", instead of "greens". Golfers carry a small piece of artificial turf with them, and use it to play off when on the fairways.

The Courses

  • The 18-hole course is a challenging 6,431 yards par 71.
  • The 9-hole course over 2,270 yards has a par of 32 and alternate tee boxes can be used to vary play over 18 holes.

Facilities

  • The Dubai Country Club is an extensive complex with several bars and two restaurants.
  • Excellent facilities for swimming, racket sports and a host of other activities.
  • A 24 bay floodlit driving range.
  • Coaching available from fully qualified PGA Professional.

Rules of Play

  • Individual non-members are most welcome as guests of an existing member on payment of a fee.
  • Groups are welcome, tee times are Sunday to Wednesday between 8am to 10am.
  • Adress code applies both on the golf courses and in the clubhouse but visitors are advised that flat soled shoes must be worn on the courses. Spiked shoes are not permitted.
  • A ball in the rough should be played as it lies and after putting the browns should be brushed.
  • Local rules and course etiquette are available from the Club and should be read prior to playing.
  • There are 3 golf packages available ranging between Dhs 100-200, all inclusive of food.

THE RESORT GOLF COURSE

The Jebel Ali Hotel & Gulf Resort Course is a must for any golfer to play. The superbly designed 9 hole course is set amidst exotic trees and shrubs, and offers golfers the opportunity to play in the company of peacocks, partridges, guinea fowl and a large number of exotic birds. The Resort Golf Course combines excellent golf facilities with the ultimate in hospitality and leisure.

The Course

  • 9-hole par 36 course with a selection of 4 tees on each hole offers the opportunity to play either a 9 or a 18 hole round.
  • 9 holes- 3,201 yards. 18 holes -6375 yards.
  • Five of the holes are designed around a salt water lake, featuring three wooden bridges.

Facilities

  • Well stocked professional shop.
  • Floodlit driving range and short game facilities.
  • Golf instruction from qualified PGA professionals.
  • Corporate Golf days or individual packages can include combinations of a wide range of facilities such as golf, fishing, shooting, riding, tennis, snooker, pool and many more.

Rules of Play

  • Visitors are welcome on a pay as you play basis.
  • Visitors without handicap certificates are welcome, however, players must have a sound knowledge of the rules, etiquette of the game and previous course experience.
  • Normal golfing attire is required.
  • The course is spikeless.

HATTA FORT GOLF COURSES

This mountain resort hotel, one-hour's drive from Dubai city centre has a floodlit mini-golf course of 18-holes and a 9-hole, 1,057 yard cross-country fun course. Golf clubs and lessons are available on request.

HYATT GOLF PARK

Situated in the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Dubai in the heart of Dubai city, this floodlit golf park consists of a 9-hole pitch and putt course, as well as an 18-hole crazy golf course ideal for children or beginners. Golf equipment and instructors are available on request.

OTHER LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN DUBAI

  • Dubai offers a taste of Arabia - desert safaris, dune driving, mountain 'wadi' excursions, bustling souks, dhow cruises and moonlit barbeques.
  • Superb sporting facilities on land - squash, tennis, horseriding, cycling, ice skating, shooting, archery, gokarting etc. - and on sea - sailing, fishing, windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba diving, etc.
  • Dubia's tax-free shopping means bargains galore - from international brand name products to gold and traditional Middle Eastern gifts - in air-conditioned malls, ancient souks or the award-winning Dubai Duty Free Complex.
  • A full calendar of top class international spectator events rallying, powerboat racing, footbal, golf, rugby sevens, tennis, volleyball, sailing, snooker, horse racing and showjumping - makes Dubai the "sports capital of the Middle East".