The sport of golf has achieved massive popularity in Dubai thanks also to the promotion of Dubai Government during the past twenty years. The Emirates Golf Club, the first all-grass championship golf course in the Middle East was opened in 1988 followed by the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, in 1993. Since then, Dubai started to become one of the first class golfing destinations in the world.
Golf Dubai was established in 2005 to promote golf in the Middle East by organizing world-class European Tour events such as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
In the next year the Sheikh Maktoum Golf Foundation was established to promote local talent from the Middle East region. In 2011, the MENA (Middle East North Africa) Golf Tour was started to provide a much needed spring-board for golfing amateurs and professionals within the region. This tour currently hosts eleven events across five countries in the MENA region.
Dubai provides many locations in which you can you play golf. Golf in Dubai is for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy a round of golf on a relaxed weekend with friends or you are a professional player, this emirate offers plenty of opportunities to play this nice sport. It is for both experienced players and beginners, families or solo players. There is a lot of training available and this is a good opportunity to introduce your children in the game.
The Dubai golf scene is very vibrant. There are excellent golf courses in the region, with high-profile professional golf tournaments. In the winter months, Dubai is really one of the world’s best places to play golf. The courses are of an exceptional quality and diverse from desert, beachfront and mature parkland-style golf.
The courses are always perfect. There is a lot of variety and the service is excellent. All the clubs in Dubai really know how to treat visiting golfers and that is what sets the experience apart. From when you arrive at the front door to when you leave at the bag drop, you are treated like a prince.
There are a lot of places where to play golf in Dubai. All the golf club are good and open to everybody, starting from the older to the new ones.
There are plenty of possible itineraries. Many experts suggest to play the Majlis – the first grass course in the Middle East. It hosts the Dubai Desert Classic which maintains its original local desert flora on a beautiful site and is the one where everyone wants to play.
It is advisable to plan golfing activity late afternoon during the week, ideally a Thursday, because it is less busy compared to week end. Moreover, you will get the sunset with its magical atmosphere when you are in the golf course.