There couldn’t be a more enjoyable or healthier way to detoxify your body and mind than through a good game of golf, surrounded by camaraderie, shanked drives, missed putts, sudden gusts of wind, unfortunate bounces, and tiny little imperfections in the turf.
Dubai, the highly globalized affluent city, is the modern oasis brimming with towering skyscrapers, numerous thrilling escapades, and several luxurious entertainment options . The cosmopolitan also boasts the best golf courses and spacious retreats, offering great ambiance, foods, and drinks. The following is our recommendation of the seven best Golf courses in Dubai that are open now.
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Ever since Dubai reopened their borders to visitors again, the Dubai authorities have launched the Dubai Assured stamp to assure tourists and residents that establishments in Dubai have adopted all the necessary precautionary measures and the highest safety standards and protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19.
As a prerequisite to resuming their businesses, every hotel, restaurant, beverage establishment, and attractions in Dubai should have the Dubai Assured stamp. The Dubai Assured stamp is granted only to establishments compliant with the strict safety and hygiene measures in the UAE.
The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
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The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club offers a broad, five-star leisure experience in the heart of the city. Alongside its 18-hole and par three courses, it boasts a state-of-the-art golfing academy, quality restaurants within its iconic sail-shaped clubhouse, and idyllic setting, enjoying upscale synergies with the Park Hyatt Dubai and Marina.
The 18-hole par 71 course at Dubai Creek that measures 6,967 yards is the championship course. The 9-hole Par 3 course is ideal for beginners to test their skills before taking on the championship course, for the more experienced players to improve their short game, and even for just an enjoyable round of social golf after sunset.
Jumeirah Golf Estates
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Jumeirah Golf Estates is a world-class golf destination offering state-of-the-art leisure facilities amidst two internationally-acclaimed championship golf courses- The Earth Course and Fire Course, creating an unmatched lifestyle experience in the heart of new Dubai. Set across 1,119 hectares of lush green landscape, the sprawling golf course is an unrivaled destination offering world-class amenities.
The Earth course is the proud host of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – the culmination of The Race to Dubai and European Tour season. Set amidst the magnificent rolling terrain and rushing water, the natural components provide differing angles and changing perspectives from each tee, increasing both interest and challenge.
The Fire course is a challenge you’ll relish and an experience you’ll want to repeat. Set between the native grasses display a golden glint in the sunlight, and away from the immaculate playing surfaces, the Fire is a tough and challenging course for golfers of all abilities.
Emirates Golf Club
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The Emirates Golf Club is an all-encompassing leisure hub through its premier facilities, mix of casual and fine-dining restaurants, swimming, fitness, and tennis facilities. One of Dubai’s most attractively maintained courses is the Emirates Golf Club’s Par 3 Academy Course, offering plenty of challenges for all, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced player.
The flagship course at Emirates Golf Club, The Majlis championship course, is the vast and challenging par 72, 7,301-yard layout. The iconic Majilis golf course has developed an excellent reputation worldwide as a testing layout for even the best golfers. The course features hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna, beautifully complemented by meandering fairways and seven fresh and saltwater lakes.
Offering the same level of refined sophistication and class that it’s known and loved for, The Els Club is renowned as one of the finest golfing destinations in the Middle East. Designed by the former US Open and Open Championship winner Ernie Els, the critically designed course has crisp, clean playing surfaces with an Augusta-like quality, making it popular with European Tour players.
Extensive use of sandy waste areas and native grasses and vegetation between wide fairways and the perfectly manicured playing surfaces open 365 days of the year, coupled with the club’s ideal dining options, fulfills your appetite for a first-class golfing experience.
Dubai Hills Golf Club
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Dubai Hills Golf Club is an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course, offering a challenge to golfers of all abilities. The serene and lush lifestyle destination located only 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai is a key golfing destination in the region.
The golf course itself is great on the eye, but it is hard to ignore the sight of the cityscape in the background. Set against the striking Dubai skyline with an iconic backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, visible on many holes, the Dubai Hills Golf Club leaves golfers wanting to come back for more.
Trump International Golf Course
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The man himself is well-known for controversies, but there is nothing but positive things to say about the Trump International Golf Course in Dubai. Immaculately designed by the world-renowned and 2016 Olympic golf course architect Gil Hanse, the 7,300-yard, par 71 course sits at the heart of the 42 million square foot DAMAC Hills master development.
The sprawling golf course features a 30,000 square foot clubhouse, the largest of its kind in Dubai. Overlooking the 9th and 18th greens, the expansive clubhouse is home to Stoke House Dubai, a chic family-oriented restaurant and a casual sports lounge to unwind and relax in a sophisticated atmosphere, a well-equipped fitness center, and a luxurious infinity swimming pool.
Al Zorah Golf Club
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Designed by the famous Nicklaus group, it is no wonder that Al Zorah has slotted right into the top as one of Dubai’s leading golf courses. The Al Zorah Golf Club is a pocket of tranquility in what otherwise is a buzzing region, situated away from the hustle and bustle of the high-rise buildings.
With one of the finest collection of Par 3 in Dubai, the firm and fast greens provide an alternative challenge to other courses in the region as correct club selection is imperative to avoid the treacherous drop off areas.