Where to play golf in the UAE

Sport360 staff 07:45 15/05/2016
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Tiger Woods at the Emirates Golf Club.

As golf in the region grows, the UAE has spearheaded its popularity with some fantastic courses throughout the country.

Ranging from established European Tour venues like Emirates Golf Club with its view of Dubai Marina skyscrapers, to driving ranges out in the Hatta desert.

Whatever type of course you’re looking for and wherever you are in the UAE, Sport360’s comprehensive map and listings are sure to help you find a place to swing your clubs.

DUBAI

ARABIAN RANCHES GOLF CLUB

In the heart of the Arabian Ranches estate, ARGC opened its doors in February 2004 and was built as a true 18-hole, par 72 desert-style grass course, designed by Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design. 

Contact Number: +97143663000
Website: www.arabianranchesgolfdubai.com

BUTCH HARMON SCHOOL OF GOLF

BHSG Dubai offers individual lessons, lesson packages, gold fitness sessions, group and junior group instruction available at a world class facility with a team of hand-picked, highly trained instructors. 

Contact Number: +97144251040
Website: www.butchharmondubai.com

DUBAI CREEK GOLF & YACHT CLUB

Well-groomed fairways lined with date palms and coconut trees, attractive water hazards and shrubbery lends a tropical air to the club’s 18-hole, par-71 championship course that rolls into thousands of undulating yards.

Contact Number: +9714295 6000
Website:
www.dubaigolf.com

Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.

EMIRATES GOLF CLUB 

MAJLIS COURSE

The Majlis Championship course is a challenging par 72, 7,301-yard layout. Designed by Florida-based course architect Karl Litten, the original 18 holes were built in and around the dunes of a beautiful site on the edge of the city.

FALDO COURSE

A par-72, the course has proved to be as popular as its predecessor and lures players to the challenge of its 7,052 yards. ‘The Faldo’ has surpassed all of its expectations and is regarded as one of the finest courses in Dubai.

Contact Number: +97143801234 
Website: 
www.dubaigolf.com

JEBEL ALI GOLF RESORT AND SPA

The 9-hole, par 36, championship standard resort course is situated within the idyllic grounds of the resort. Designed by Peter Harradine, the course has hosted the world’s best players as part of the official curtain raiser to the European PGA Tour event, the Dubai Desert Classic.

Contact Number: +97148145555
Website:
 www.jaresortshotels.com

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES 

Earth Course

The rolling fairways, brilliant white bunkers and deep red ochre landscape are framed by a plethora of trees and shrubs making each hole picture perfect. The abundance of nature is reflected in the many lakes throughout the experience which are home to a myriad of wildlife.

Fire Course

Fire is in complete harmony with its surroundings. The undulating topography with its considerable protrusions creates a more challenging level of play. Rustic and so visually stunning as to captivate even those who do not golf. The Fire course demands a well-thought-out strategy.

Contact Number: +97143679999
Website: www.jumeirahgolfestatesclub.com

THE ADDRESS MONTGOMERIE

One of the Middle East’s most luxurious and desirable golfing destinations in recent times, the key to its success has always remained contingent upon the quality of the golf course that would become the focal point for one of Dubai’s most exclusive residential communities, Emirates Hills. 

Contact Number: +97143905600
Website:
 www.themontgomeriedubai.com/golf

THE ELS CLUB

The course features pleasing undulations and strong elevation changes for visual and strategic interest. Extensive use of sandy waste areas and of native grasses and vegetation between wide fairways, along with a classic style of bunkering, add to the links effect. The perfectly manicured playing surfaces can be enjoyed 365 days of the year.

Contact Number: +97144251010
Website: www.elsclubdubai.com

THE TRACK AT MEYDAN

The Track golf course measures 7412 yards off the Black championship tees, but with four other varying tee boxes this allows every ability of golfer a chance to play and enjoy the experience of Meydan Golf.

Contact Number: +9714813733
Website: www.meydangolf.com

HATTA FORT HOTEL DRIVING RANGE

Although there’s no course at the Hatta Fort Hotel, the resort does offer a driving range to keep the swing in rhythm while you’re relaxing. There’s also a cross-country pitch-and-putt course should you also want to give the short game a work-out, too.

Contact Number: 048099333
Website: www.hattaforthotel.com

ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

ABU DHABI CITY GOLF CLUB

What was once an undeveloped sandy area is now arguably one of the finest recreational retreats in the region. The 9-hole Golf Course offers a challenging game to beginners and experienced players alike, with water coming into play at more than half of the holes, and surprisingly for a 9-hole Course, only two Par 3’s.

Contact Number: +97124459600
Website:
 www.adcitygolf.com

ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB

The par-72, 7,334-yard Championship course provides a tough-but-fair challenge with 18 holes of lush fairways, strategically placed bunkers and generous greens. The 3,299-yard, par-36 nine is more forgiving, making it an enjoyable experience for all players, especially those new to the game.

Contact Number: +9712558 8990
Website:
 www.adgolfclub.com

SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB

As the Gulf’s first ocean course, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, features several beach-front holes in a course that weaves in and out of several five-star hotels lining the beach.  

Contact Number: +97125578000
Website: www.sbgolfclub.ae

YAS LINKS GOLF CLUB

An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse, golf academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf, the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test.

Contact Number: +97128107710
Website: www.yaslinks.com

Yas Links Golf Club.

AL GHAZAL SAND COURSE

Enjoy a challenge few destinations can offer with a genuine ‘Golf in Abu Dhabi’ experience: ‘sand’ golf. The eco-friendly course – basically an unofficial reserve for Abu Dhabi’s abundant natural fauna and wildlife.

Contact Number: +97125758044
Website: www.alghazalgolf.ae

AJMAN

AL ZORAH GOLF CLUB

Featuring pristinely manicured fairways and greens alongside an abundance of natural wildlife, 12 km of waterfront and a tidal system that alters the dynamics of the course on an hourly basis.

Contact Number: +97167014780
Website: www.alzorahgolfclub.ae/

Al Zorah Golf Club

AL AIN

AL AIN EQUESTRIAN AND SHOOTING CLUB

The Championship Golf Course offers a picturesque and challenging experience for all golfers. The professionally designed par 71 course measures 6858 yards from the black tees and 6281 from the blue tees. 

Contact Number: +97137684888
Website: www.aesgc.com

RAS AL KHAIMAH

AL HAMRA GOLF CLUB

This eighteen-hole golf course, designed by Peter Harradine, meanders around four inter-connected open water lagoons merging seamless with the water of the Arabian Gulf.The result is a stunning Par 72 Championship Golf course measuring 7,325 yards at full length designed with five varying tee options on each hole.

Contact Number: +97172447474
Website: www.alhamragolf.com

TOWER LINKS GOLF CLUB

The Golf Course meanders through a mangrove reserve with the Hajar Mountains serving as a majestic backdrop. Tower Links now possesses an active Golf and Social Membership whilst also catering for the demand of Golfers from the surrounding Emirates as well as the growing International tourists.

Contact Number: +97172278555
Website: www.towerlinks.com

Tower Links Golf Club.

SHARJAH

SHARJAH GOLF AND SHOOTING CLUB

If played twice, this wall to wall grass oasis will provide a par 72 layout that stretches in excess of the 7,300 yard mark. Described as a pleasure to play but a challenge to par, the course features between 5 and 7 different tees on every hole, vast water features, generous fairways, large and challenging bunkers and unique undulations.  

Contact Number: +97165487777
Website: www.golfandshootingshj.com

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