The city of Dubai has a huge reputation of housing some of the most beautiful building structures. But that’s not all! The city also is home to some of the finest golf courses in the world. The game of golf in Dubai and the whole of the United Arab Emirates is run by the governing body Emirates Golf Federation (EGF), which was founded in 1995. The EGF is operated by a Board of Directors which comes under General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare. The EGF has affiliations with the International Golf Federation (IGF), Royal & Ancient (R&A), Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), USGA, Arab Golf Federation (AGF) and GCC Golf Committee (GCC). The governing body runs all the professional and amateur golf events in the country. At present, the EGF has more than 7,500 members through the 21 golf clubs across the United Arab Emirates. These golf clubs are playing an important role in producing professional golfers by offering professional golf training in Dubai.
Let’s take a look at the most amazing golf courses in Dubai.
Emirates Golf Club (Majlis)
The Emirates Golf Club has a unique distinction of being the first ever all-grass golf course in the Middle East region. It was established in 1988 and is still the most impressive of golf courses in the region. The golf course, which is also known as Majlis, has been hosting for nearly three decades the annual golf event of Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The best thing about the course is its exotic view and landscapes which include lush grass and huge skyscraper in the backdrop of the lush grass. Sir Nick Faldo constructed the sister course to the Emirates Golf Club, which is known as “Wadi” (Valley). The 7000-yard golf course is studded with floodlit so as to incorporate night play, especially when the sun comes down hard on the desert.
Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth)
The Jumeirah Golf Estates was built in 2009 and is host to the PGA European Tour’s year-ending DP World Tour Championship. The 7,706-yard golf course is a treat to watch and visit. Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson have had amazing time here as each of them have won twice since 2012.
Dubai Creek Golf
Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club is situation near Park Hyatt Dubai and offers a superior par-3 course. It boasts a 354-yard 17th and a 421-yard 18th course. It also exhibits one of the golf’s most amazing clubhouses.
If you don’t know already, these golf clubs also offer golf lessons for ladies who want to excel their skills in golf.