With a climate that is generally on the sunny yet windy side, Dubai is a naturally perfect location for a perfect round of golf. With the perfect temperature and picturesque horizons, it seemed only natural that the sport’s popularity has reached peak levels in the emirate. It doesn’t hurt that even the government itself gives is backing for the promotion of the sport in an effort to increase tourist attractions to the country. There are plenty of golf clubs for you to visit so you can play golf in Dubai, regardless if you are a professional player seeking to hone your craft or simply a casual amateur looking forward to a leisurely round of stress-free golf.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
A mainstay favourite for golfers all over the world, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club hosts the famous PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi Championship with its 27-hole course. Dubbed as a ‘super course’ by the majority of the golfing world, this fine oasis of tranquillity is an example of first-rate golfing facility on par with even the most revered and challenging courses found in other parts of the globe. If you’re going here, you’ll definitely want to fix golf slice beforehand! Professionals only!
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Luxurious without being opulent, the Dubai Creek Gold and Yacht Club has become an icon for tourism in Dubai. The sail-shaped Clubhouse is a landmark that has basked in the fame that comes with being one of the most photographed locales in the UAE. As expected of a much-publicized golf club, the course is kept in perfect condition with all year-long with almost daily maintenance. It is not all for show, though. The clear water hazards and shrubbery lend an almost natural difficulty to the manmade terrain. Because of its popularity, booking a round of golf at eh Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club is easier done via online reservations.
Emirates Golf Club
One of the granddaddies of Dubai’s golf courses, the world-renowned Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters are played exclusively in the clubs two most famous courses: the Majlis and Faldo courses. While both are 18-hole courses that offer an equal level of challenge for any player, the Faldo course inches out by a nose due to its offered night golf option. The terrain, which is shaped to naturally mimic the rolling properties of desert sand dunes, gives an intense authenticity to the location that few have matched to this day.
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Optimal Fitness Golf Academy
Obviously not a golf club with a course for real play, the indoor academy found just across the Arabian Ranches is a must-visit location for golfers who are looking to step up their stroke game. The services provided under the wing of PGA golf performance expert Glyn Meredith are nothing short of astounding. Golf swing analysis, training aids, and a fitness area dedicated solely for golfing strokes are just the tip of the iceberg for upping your level as a golfer. Swing technique and golfing fitness are held in equal regard, and you’ll be sure to reach new levels of success with just a few sessions here.