Dubai is one huge playground for adults, filled with everything you could wish for in a luxury holiday. Five star hotels, stylish bars and restaurants, yachts, designer shopping and exotic beaches are just a few things to keep you entertained. Despite being in the desert, Dubai has more than its fair share of world-class golf courses and here are 6 of the best.
- The Montgomerie Dubai
This 200-acre golf course provides a challenging yet rewarding game for players of all levels. With 14 lakes and 72 bunkers, The Montgomerie Dubai is a par 72 Championship course and combines luxury hospitality with great golfing. The course is made up of undulating ‘links land’ style fairways with generous landings. Many greens roll about 9.5 feet creating a tricky situation designed to keep players excited throughout the game. The Snake Hole is the par 5 fourth and is a signature hole due to its saddleback fairway which doglegs the green.
- Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course)
Jumeirah Golf Estates are some of the world’s most prestigious golf developments. Earth course was designed by Greg Norman and is filled with rolling hills, bleached white sand, generous fairways and many lakes and trees. The final four holes have become known as the Norman Mile thanks to the challenging creek and water.
- Al Badia
The par-72 course has an oasis theme with plenty of rivers and indigenous plants. The expansive course is immaculately presented and players will find challenging ‘rivers of sand’. These are sandy waste areas with large boulders and obstacles for a tricky but exciting game. The club is home to a world class academy and offers individual packages tailored to your needs as a golfer.
- Emirates Majlis
Emirates Golf Club in Dubai is one of the oldest clubs along the quickly developing Dubai skyline. The clubhouse is designed in the style of traditional Bedouin tents and they have become one of Dubai’s golfing icons. The club is home to two 18-hole championship courses filled with sand dunes, lakes and mountains. ‘The Wadi by Faldo’ is known as a thinker’s course as many experienced players strategically plot their route to ensure a great game.
- The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
The Dubai Creek Golf Course proudly combines an excellently designed and challenging course with efficiency and immaculate maintenance. The par 71 course is filled with mounds, lakes and palm tress and the majority of the course is next to the water. The golf need not stop at sunset as the Dubai Creek is floodlit allowing guests to play late into the night, perfect for those hot days in the desert.
- Arabian Ranches Golf Course
Arabian Ranches embraces the natural sandy terrain of the desert and has used it to its advantage to create a golf course for all abilities. The golf course is evolving with the desert so the club changes with it for a unique and exciting experience. The par 72 course covers 247 acres and has an oasis effect as it winds through the Arabian Ranches property. Once the game is over, players can relax in the Ranches Restaurant and Terrace overlooking the 9th and 18th greens. This is a beautiful place to admire the view and enjoy the international cuisine on offer.