The prestigious Majlis course is one of two courses at Emirates Golf Club designed by Karl Litten as the first 18-hole all-grass golf course to open in the Middle East. The Majlis is a magnificent 7,300-yard par 72 course that plays host to some of the finest golfers in the world including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Ernie Els during the annual European PGA Tour Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Known as the ‘Desert Miracle,’ you can expect immaculate landscaping, an abundance of trees, indigenous plants, large fast greens, natural rolling desert terrain and numerous fresh and salt-water lakes. Post-golf drinks and dining can be enjoyed in the impressive Bedouin tent clubhouse.
Al Badia Golf Club DFC – “Al Badia”, meaning ‘Land of the Bedouins’ in Arabic, is an 18-hole, par 72 course designed with an oasis theme in mind by Robert Trent Jones II. With water features present throughout twelve holes, with a series of large, interconnected lakes, soft flowing streams, and peaceful waterfalls, this course becomes a true test for golfers of all levels. Make sure to stop by the Taylor Made Performance Lab to analyze your swing and fit golf clubs accordingly.
Situated on the shores of Saadiyat Island, and nestled amongst the protected sand dunes, is the picturesque Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Designed by golf legend Gary Player, this championship golf course was built with strict environmental guidelines and sensitivity to the preservation of the rare hawksbill turtle. As the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course, it provides unique golf experiences, suitable for all player levels. The ocean breeze creates a welcome challenge while keeping golfers cool during warmer months.
Jumeirah Golf Estates is set amidst a prestigious residential golf community located twenty-five minutes from Dubai Marina. It’s undoubtedly one of the Middle East’s most iconic golf clubs and home to two world-class Greg Norman-designed golf courses Fire & Earth. We recommend playing the Earth course, as it’s a tournament course that hosts the DP World Tour Championship & Race to Dubai. This annual event draws a big expat crowd who come out to watch the European Tour season-ending finale. Past winners of the event include Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson. If you’re not a seasoned golfer, don’t worry, as the course boasts both wide fairways and several tee boxes designed for various skill levels. Earth is a distinctive course with its variations in gradient, making uphill and downhill shots the ultimate test for any keen golfer’s aptitude.