Golf Courses in Dubai - 8 Golf Courses You MUST Visit in Dubai
Golfing has often been termed as the ‘rich man’s game’, but trust me, it is much more than that. Golf is a test of your accuracy, vision and your patience. So it doesn’t matter if you own a Lexus or not, if you want to try something new, and you are in this beautiful megacity, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the various golf courses in Dubai you can visit during your trip there, and maybe develop a classy taste for yourself!
1. The Address Montgomerie Dubai: Best Golf Course in Dubai
This is a one of a kind golf course, established in 2002 and created by the professional golfer Colin Montgomerie. This course is a par-72, 18 hole championship golf course spreading out almost 7,446 yards in length. With the Bermuda grass-type, this golf course is one of the best in the region and is quite favoured by lots of professional players.
Club Facilities: Dining area, golf carts, spas (where massages are sublime), health club, practise area and living accommodations as well. There is also night time golfing with the par 3 and 9 course, which includes ‘footgolf’. Timings: Daily, 9:50 AM to 5:30 PM Pricing: USD 129 to USD 159 per person. May vary between 18 hole and Twilight golf. Cancellation Policy: Tee times booked at least 48 hours in advance have a free cancellation policy, but otherwise, there is no refund. Location: Emirates Hills, Dubai, UAE.
2. Trump International Golf Club
This golf course in Dubai was established in 2016 and is a state of the art club with all the facilities one would need for a golf retreat. It is spread over 500 acres of previously deserted and barren land. The golf course, Hanse Golf Course, which is a par-71, 18 hole golf course, was created by the eminent architect Gil Hanse and till date, remains one of the most challenging courses in the region where the course by itself is spread across a length of 725 yards of spectacular desert contours with endemic red sand.
Club Facilities: Valet, golf carts, practise courses, dining facilities and golf shops. Unfortunately, you wouldn’t be able to get accommodation here or a spa. Also, there is no night golf facility. Timings: 7 AM to 4:30 PM Pricing: USD 101 to USD 188 per person. Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booked tee time, you will be refunded 50% of your fee, but if you don’t show up, there will be no refund. If you have booked your slot 48 hours in advance, then there if a free refund policy available. Location: AKOYA by Damac, Al Qudra Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
3. The Els Club, Dubai
This golf club, established in 2008, offers you services like no other. On your arrival, you will be accompanied by a caddy and a personal golf buggy which will take you around the course comfortably and when you’re done golfing, a restaurant and bar will be waiting for you. Such a luxurious experience! As for the golf course, it is a par-72, 18 hole course spreading across the length of 7538 yards. It is a desert type golf course designed by Ernie Els. Here, you can enjoy golfing in a relaxed setting, where you know that for the assigned period, the golf holes are yours.
Club Facilities: Valet service, lessons, practise facilities, dining area, golf carts, golf shops and health club where you can relax. Again, no night golfing is available here, so book your tee time appropriately. Timings: 7 AM to 2 PM Pricing: USD 105 to USD 210. For your money, you get 18 holes, Cold Towels, Bottle of Water, Shared Golf Cart, Unlimited Driving Range Bells, GPS and pre-round practise. Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your tee time booking with full refund if you cancel before 48 hours of your booking time. If you do it within 48 hours, or do not show up, there will be no refund at all. Location: Dubai Sports City, Emirates Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
4. Emirates Golf Club
The golf course in Dubai was opened up in 1996 and was called the ‘The Wadi’, Meaning “the valley”. In 2005, it was renovated by golf legend and six-time world champion, Nick Faldo. It combines in itself the immense and stupendous challenges that a world championship golf course offers, combined with stunning views and design. It is also the only fully-floodlit 18 hole golf course in all of Dubai, and hence, is pretty popular. Players can avail the facilities of this course for 18 holes or 9 holes. 18 holes can be played till 7:45 PM and 9 holes till 9:55 PM.
Club Facilities: Valet, practise facilities, lessons, spas, dining area, locker room facility, health club, night golfing and a golf shop. Unfortunately, no accommodation is available. Timings: 9:15 AM to 7:45 PM or 9:55 PM Pricing: USD 107 to USD 230 per person. The price includes 18 holes, one bucket of range balls, bottle of water, shared golf cart and GPS. Cancellation Policy: You can get a refund if you cancel until 72 hours before you scheduled tee time booking, otherwise, there is a no refund policy. Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This club dominates the Dubai waterfront, overlooking the Marina and Creek. It opened in 1993 and has been a host to numerous tournaments and events, including the Dubai Desert Classic on two occasions. The championship course is a par-71 with 18 holes and was created by Thomas Bjorn. It stretches to an area 6967 yards in length. The majestic clubhouse has been one of the most photographed spectacles in modern architecture and has been recognised since its opening in 1993.
Club Facilities: Valets, caddies, practise facilities, lessons, spas, shops, accommodations, locker rooms, night golfing and health clubs. Timings: 9 AM to 12:10 PM Pricing: USD 120 to USD 209 per person. The price includes 18 holes, one bucket of range balls bottle of water, shared golf cart and GPS. Cancellation Policy: You can get a refund if you cancel until 72 hours before you scheduled tee time booking, otherwise, there is a no refund policy. Location: Opposite Deira City Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
6. Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course)
This golf course in Dubai hosted the DP World Championship. Dubai sets the scene for an incredible experience, but this course might let you down a little bit if you compare it to the rest. The facilities available are limited, and to top it off, it is currently under renovation. It is a par-72, 18 holes course established in 2008, but the abundance of nature feels like an attempt to compensate for the lack of services offered.
Club Facilities: Things like valet, golf carts, spas and health clubs are not available at this world class establishment. While other features such as practise facilities, lessons and dining are available. Timings: 6:30 AM to 10:50 PM Pricing: USD 110 to USD 183 per person. The price includes 18 holes, bottle of water, GPS and pre-round practises. Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your booking with full refund if the tee time is cancelled until 48 hours of the booking. If the cancellation is done after that, or you do not show up, there will be no refund. Location: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
7. Jumeirah Golf Estates (Fire course)
This visually appealing golf course lays down a strategic challenge in front of even the most talented players. If you go straight out in an attempt to hit the flag, you will have to think again, because the protrusions on this course will put you through a test of fire-hence, justifying its name. It is the course of a par-72, 18 holes established in 2009, created by Greg Norman.
Club Facilities: Just like its Earth Course counterpart, even the fire course lacks some of the major facilities. It lacks golf carts, spas, health clubs, night golfing and accommodations, while still provides practise facilities, lessons and dining. Timings: 6:35 AM to 1:15 PM Pricing: USD 97 to USD 146 per person. The price includes 18 holes, bottle of water, shared golf cart, GPS and pre-round practise. Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your booking with full refund if the tee time is cancelled until 48 hours of the booking. If the cancellation is done after that, or you do not show up, there will be no refund. Location: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
8. JA The Resort Golf Course
The golf course is situated on the grounds of the JA Resort and can be said to be both stunning in looks and challenging in nature. Though it is the least facilitated in the list and also the cheapest, make no mistake, it still is one of the best places to be. This par-35, 9 hole course offers a wide variety of stunning views including shrubs, exotic trees and a large slated lake which is seen during hole 5. The grass is well maintained and manicured for a smooth playing championship like surface. The course was established in 1998 and stretches over an area of almost 3022 years in length. It was designed by Peter Harradine.
Club Facilities: The club has talent services, golf carts, practise facilities, lessons, dining, spas, accommodations, health clubs. Unfortunately, there is no night golfing available.
Timings: 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Pricing: USD 56 to USD 127 per person. This price includes 18 holes, bottle of water, shared golf cart, unlimited driving range bells, GPS and 4 ball policy.
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel you booking until 48 hours of your booking and receive a full refund, but if the cancellation is done when less than 48 hours are left, then you may receive upto 50% of tee time booking price.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit 13, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In the end, there are a lot of options to choose from when looking for golf courses in Dubai, and we have mentioned a few good ones for you. So get golfing!