Playing golf in Dubai – All you have to know

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Dubai is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. But in recent years it is becoming a popular golfing destination, as well. Playing golf in Dubai is every true golfer’s dream. From competing professionals to amateurs and even kids. There are at least a dozen great courses currently in Dubai. And there are, almost, no limitations on who can use them.  There are also several top-level tournaments. That means that everyone can play golf here. And it is one of the best ways to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle. No matter whether you are a professional or a complete amateur who never stepped on a golfing course. You will enjoy playing golf in this beautiful place.

What to expect if you decide on playing golf in Dubai?

The current golf scene in Dubai is very versatile and vibrant. You can see top-level professionals competing in the best tournaments on the planet. But you can also find many beginners that are just starting out. The golf courses, like everything else in Dubai, are the best of the best. The quality of courses, equipment, and the following contents is outstanding. And you can find many different types of courses. From unique desert golf courses, mature parkland-style golf, beachfront golf, and even night golf. So, If you decide on playing golf in Dubai, you will enjoy courses that you cannot find anywhere else in the world.

Golf course in Dubai
All golf courses in Dubai are of best quality

Hire a personal coach if you want to last

Do not forget about the heat. Temperatures in Dubai can be pretty high. Therefore, you need to be in shape if you want to be able to run around golf courses all day. So, before you step on a golf course, hire an accredited personal coach Dubai, and make sure that you will be able to withstand the heat. Otherwise, you won’t last long.

Playing golf in Dubai is a unique experience

If you are thinking about playing golf in Dubai, you should know that it is really a unique experience. Is seems like, all golf courses in Dubai are spotless. There are many different courses so you will never get bored. The service in Dubai golf clubs is, also, something that you need to experience first hand. From the first moment you arrive at the club, they will make you feel like a sheik. So, it is not just about golf. You can, also, enjoy those beautiful resorts, play other popular modern sports in Dubai or just enjoy the scenery. To say the least, they, certainly, know how visitors should be treated.

Playing golf in Dubai is a good choice

If you are visiting Dubai solely for golf, you can book for the entire itinerary. Therefore, you can play for an entire day every day. However, you do not have to play golf all day to enjoy Dubai golf clubs. There are, also, restaurants where you can enjoy healthy middle eastern dishes. As well as many other attractions that will keep you busy throughout the day. So you can make golf only a part of your holiday.

Also, it is important to know that there are no private clubs in Dubai. Every club is open to visitors. Therefore, anyone can enjoy them. You can see professional players, beginners, families, solo players, and even children. So, if you want to show your children how to play golf, Dubai is the best place in the world.

Golf courses in Dubai

There are more than ten golf courses in Dubai. Of course, all are of the best quality. If you are a beginner, surely you would like to play on the same courses where the professional golfers play. Here is the list:

The Address Montgomerie Dubai

  • Holes 18
  • Par 72
  • Length 7446 yards
  • Established in 2002
  • Course Type Unique to Destination
  • Grass Type Bermuda

Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course)

  • Holes 18
  • Par 72 Length 7706 yards
  • Established in 2008
  • Course Type Parkland
  • Grass Type Bermuda
Dubai golf tournament sign
Don’t miss to visit Jumeirah Golf Estates

Jumeirah Golf Estates (Fire Course)

  • Holes 18
  • Par 72
  • Length 7480 yards
  • Established in 2009
  • Course Type Parkland
  • Grass Type Bermuda

 

The Els Club, Dubai

  • Holes 18
  • Par 72
  • Length 7538 yards
  • Established in 2008
  • Course Type Desert
  • Grass Type Bermuda

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

  • Holes 18
  • Par 71
  • Length 6967 yards
  • Established in 1993
  • Course Type Resort
  • Grass Type Bermuda

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (Academy Course)

  • Holes 9
  • Par 27
  • Length 774 yards
  • Established in 2014
  • Course Type Resort
  • Grass Type Bermuda

Emirates Golf Club (Faldo Course)

  • Holes 18
  • Par 72
  • Length 7348 yards
  • Established in 1996
  • Course Type Unique to Destination
  • Grass Type Unique to Destination

Emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course)

  • Holes 18
  • Par 72
  • Length 7301 yards
  • Established in 1988
  • Course Type Unique to Destination
  • Grass Type Unique to Destination

Emirates Golf Club (Academy Course)

  • Holes 9
  • Par 27
  • Length 1239 yards
  • Course Type Resort
  • Grass Type Bermuda

Trump International Golf Club, Dubai

  • Holes 18
  • Par 71
  • Length 7205 yards
  • Established in 2016
  • Course Type Resort
  • Grass Type Bermuda

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

  • Holes 18
  • Par 72
  • Length 7658 yards
  • Established in 2003
  • Course Type Desert
  • Grass Type Bermuda

JA The Resort Golf Course

  • Holes 9
  • Par 35
  • Length 3022 yards
  • Established in 1998
  • Course Type Parkland
  • Grass Type Bermuda

Where to start playing golf in Dubai

If you don’t know where to start, try Majlis first. As the first grass course in the Middle East, it hosts the famous Dubai Desert Classic. Playing with the backdrop of incredible Dubai skyline will, above all, be an incredible experience. Just remember that Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Ernie Els all won championships here.

Tiger woods
Tiger Woods won a Dubai Desert Classic

Dubai golf tournaments

Pro tournaments

If you are still deciding when to visit Dubai, here are the dates of some of the pro tournaments:

  • Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020 plus Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, 23-26 January
  • DP World Tour Championship, Dubai 2020, 19-22 November
  • Omega Dubai Ladies Masters date is still not determined

Amateur tournaments

  • Dubai Creek Open is another great tournament for beginners.
  • The Links Group Dubai Creek Seniors Open
  • The Adress Montgomerie Men’s Open Day
  • The Adress Montgomerie Ladies Open Day
  • The Golf Citizen Classic – The Els Club

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