Golf holidays in United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, lively nightlife scene and first-class golf courses. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. Dubai is one of the best places in the world to play golf and is the golf capital of the Middle East. With 11 first-class courses, 2 European Tour events and a stunning range of 5-star resorts and hotels; this is a perfect luxury golf holiday destination. The climate is also perfect for playing winter golf. Dubai’s weather is warm all year round with two distinct summer and winter seasons. The lowest average temperatures are around 20⁰C in January, while the summer months (between June and August) have averages of around 30⁰C. Dubai gets an average of 8 to 10 hours of sunshine a day.
Park Hyatt Dubai 5★
Nestled on the shores of the Dubai Creek and within the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Park Hyatt Dubai boasts a 100 yards infinity lagoon leading into a beautiful private sandy beach. It also features a 30 yards pool set among palm trees. Park Hyatt Dubai has rooms with deluxe bedding and feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto a furnished balcony. The luxury resort boasts world class dining outlets including Noepe restaurant which serves sea food and offers panoramic views and The Thai Kitchen with authentic Thai dishes prepared by native chefs. Brassiere du Park is a modern international eatery. Guests can practice their swing at the 18-hole championship golf course which also offers a floodlit driving range. Yachts can be chartered from the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.
Nearby golf course: Dubai Creek Golf Course.
One&Only Royal Mirage 5★
Facing the Bay of Palm Island and over-looking the Arabian Gulf, this luxury resort boasts of 1 Km of beach front and 65 acres of lush gardens. One&Only Royal Mirage is a 10 minute drive to Aquaventure Waterpark, Mall of the Emirates, and 20 minute drive to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Guests staying for three nights or more will benefit from a complimentary Aquaventure Waterpark pass at the nearby Atlantis The Palm, one per person per stay. One&Only’s 8 restaurants serve gourmet dishes from all over the world, including Mediterranean, Moroccan and Indo-European cuisine. Guests can enjoy fresh seafood and international cuisine by the beachfront. The resort offers leisure facilities including 3 large temperature-controlled swimming pools, spa, 3 tennis courts and a water sports centre.
Nearby golf courses: Emirates Golf Club and The Montgomerie.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa 5★
Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and a short walk to Jumeirah Beach Residence, this 5-star resort boasts 14 international restaurants and bars. Its Roman-themed spa has saunas and 5 Hammam pools. Free WiFi is available. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai offers spacious rooms with 42’’ LCD TVs. Each room is air-conditioned and has a balcony. Guests can sample modern Mexican cuisine, at the award-winning Maya restaurant. Room service is available 24 hours. To relax, guests can enjoy a swim in the infinity pool or practice water sports. The spa offers various treatments including reflexology, facials and aromatherapy.
Nearby golf courses: Emirates Golf Club and The Montgomerie.
The Address Montgomerie Dubai 5★
Set within lush green fairways, landscaped gardens and lakes, this 5-star resort offers luxurious rooms with free internet access. It features an 18-hole Championship golf course, a spa, and outdoor pool. All rooms have a 32-inch flat-screen TV with CD and DVD set, and gourmet coffee machine. The Montgomerie Dubai offers 4 food outlets. Award-winning restaurant Nineteen serves international cuisine. Guests can choose from a selection of fine cigars and single malt whiskies at cigar lounge Monty Cristo’s. Free golf rental equipment is available at the Montgomerie. Golf lovers will also like the extensive practice facilities, 2 golf shops, and the Clubhouse. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage at the Spa which also offers indoor plunge pools, steam rooms, and a gym. The outdoor pool offers scenic views of the 18th green.
Nearby golf course: The Montgomerie.
JA Beach Hotel 5★
Named the World’s Leading Family Resort 2019, JA Beach Hotel features an impressive 900 yards private beach, 2 temperature-controlled swimming pools, a children’s pool, 3 kids’ clubs and babysitting services. The 235 rooms and suites offer stunning views over the lush gardens, marina or Arabian Gulf. Family rooms consist of 2 interconnecting rooms, ideal for larger families. This five-star beachfront hotel boasts 12 restaurants and bars including La Traviata, an Italian restaurant, and Ibn Majed, an all-day dining restaurant with themed culinary nights. Guests can also enjoy tex-mex specialties at Shooters. Sport and leisure facilities include a 9-hole golf course and academy, wide range of water sports, tennis, squash, horse riding, table tennis and mini-golf. The private 85-berth full service marina offers fishing trips, boat trips and seaplane flights.
Nearby golf course: JA The Resort Golf Course.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Par 71, designed by Karl Litten.
Located next to the stretch of water that runs south from the coastal outlet and through central Dubai, this prodigious golf course has played host to the European Tour Desert Classic. A stunning layout that takes in the surrounding area offering a true feeling of playing golf in Dubai. The course was redeveloped in 2004 by European Golf Design, in association with Thomas Bjorn. Opened in 1993.
Emirates Golf Club – Majlis Course
Par 72, designed by Karl Litten.
The flagship course at Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course (meaning ‘meeting place”) is the current host to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, and was the first all-grass championship course in the region. The course features hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna, beautifully complemented by meandering fairways and seven fresh and saltwater lakes. The iconic and demanding 8th hole offers dramatic views of the Dubai skyline. Opened in 1988.
Emirates Golf Club – Faldo Course
Par 72, designed by Nick Faldo.
Emirates Golf Club’s second championship golf course, this beautifully designed golf course can be played during the day or at night due to its LED floodlights throughout the course. The course lies next to a natural valley (wadi) boasting lakes and palm trees. Opened in 1996.
Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course
Par 72, designed by Greg Norman.
A challenging golf course that plays host to the annual DP World Tour Championship. This perfectly manicured golf course even has redwood chippings off the fairway making it attractive to the eye but still providing an examination for approach play. The closing holes will certainly test all standards of golfer, finishing on the iconic 18th hole, scene of many a dramatic golfing moment. The impressive clubhouse boasts wonderful facilities for golfers and non-golfers. Opened in 2009.
The Els Club
Par 72, designed by Ernie Els
The manicured holes all constitute characteristics from Els’ favourite courses around the world, wonderfully recreating some of these design features in a desert landscape. With a selection of tee boxes, the courses measures from 6,200 yards to 7,500 yards from the Championship tees, catering for an enjoyable test for all standards of golfer. Facilities include the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Opened in 2008.
Par 72, designed by Colin Montgomerie and Desmond Muirhead
A links-land style oasis with over 200 acres and featuring 14 lakes and 81 bunkers which will challenge players of all levels. This resort style course with wide fairways and soft undulations is fully covered in Bermuda grass providing golfers with luxurious green surroundings. Opened in 2005.
JA The Resort Golf Course
Par 35, designed by Peter Harradine.
Previously used as a warm up event for the curtain-raising Dubai Desert Classic, playing host to legends including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. This champion-standard 9-hole golf course is located around the central saltwater lake. The estate boasts native peacocks and exotic trees offering a resort oasis. The course provides scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. Opened in 1998.