Following the rise of the Emirates Golf Club in 1989 followed by Tiger Woods hitting drives off the helipad at the Burj Al Arab, golf in Dubai has rocketted.
With some brilliant courses, first class quality on and off the golf course, playing golf in Dubai is not to be missed.
Dubai offers a one-off unique experience for golfers around the world. Not only does it combine some brilliant courses, but you are literally playing in the desert – however green it might appear.
There are no private golf courses in Dubai so as long as you can afford the green fee, there are no restrictions. So find your way from the floodlight courses for an evening round, to the Earth Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates where the DP World Tour Championship ends.
It is difficult to argue that the best course in Dubai is the new Trump International Golf Course. It opened in 2018 and was quickly recognised as the best golf course in Dubai.
Another brilliant course and one worth playing is the Earth Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates. Golfing wise it is a fantastic test, more difficult than most courses in the region, it offers a brilliant 18 hole experience in an unbelievable surrounding (and home to the DP World Tour as well).
On our top three, we would also include the Majis Course at the Emirates The Majlis, the first grass course in the Middle East, takes its name from the Arabic word for ‘meeting place’. One of the most prominent features on the course is the Majlis building itself positioned between the 8th and 9th holes and a Dubai landmark since 1988.
This Greg Norman designed course was one of the first in Dubai designed to host a major championship.
This sharply defined, sculptured course inspired by the great parklands of Europe and North America, paints a magnificent pastiche of ora, rolling terrain and rushing water. These natural components also provide differing angles and changing perspectives from each tee.