All about the Emirates Golf Club
Home to some of the world’s top golf courses, Dubai is every passionate golfer’s dream. The lush green courses are nothing less than an oasis in the heart of the urban centre. But beyond the aesthetics, these golf courses also provide quite a challenge to professional and amateur golfers alike. Emirates Golf Club is one of the top golf courses in Dubai that hosts several popular golf tournaments, including the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
ABOUT THE EMIRATES GOLF CLUB
Established in 1988, Emirates Golf Club was the first grass golf course in the region. The 36-hole golf course was developed by the American architect Karl Litten, while BSBG developed the clubhouse and other facilities. Emirati culture inspired the design of the golf course; hence, it resembles a cluster of Bedouin tents. Even after three decades, it remains an iconic destination in the world of golf.
Emirates Golf Club also opened new doors for sports venues in the rapidly developing emirate. Not to mention, it brought the global spotlight on Dubai as a premier place for sport and leisure.
More than two decades after its opening, the clubhouse was redeveloped in 2010. BSGB was once again involved in the redesign and overseeing the entire renovation process. As part of the new design, glass was placed in the lobby of the clubhouse for unobstructed views of the golf course.
Today, Emirates Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses in Dubai. Besides the main golfing facilities, the clubhouse is a place where one can enjoy other activities. Aside from housing four popular restaurants, it also has facilities for swimming, tennis, padel tennis and squash, along with a Pro Shop.
The club is managed by Dubai Golf, which also operates Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Emirates Golf Club boasts three golf courses; each course offers a different experience and challenge to golfers.
PAR 3 ACADEMY COURSE
This 18-hole course is one of the most well-maintained golf courses in the city. Covering an area of 1,239 yards, the course is Par 72, offering a challenging game for experienced and amateur golfers alike.
To book a single-player tee time at this course, the fee begins at AED 100. Please note that the charges can vary depending on the dates and amenities selected by the player.
Launched in 1996, this 18-hole course was initially known as “the Wadi.” Nine years later, it was extensively redesigned and renamed after the renowned golfer, Nick Faldo. The covered area of the course is 7,348 yards and is significantly larger than the Par 3 Academy Course. Notably, this was the first golf course in Dubai that used LED light technology for floodlights.
It costs AED 440 to book a single-player tee time at the Faldo. The charges can differ depending on the dates and amenities selected by the player.
The Majlis is perhaps the most iconic golfing facility in the country. It has hosted several famous tournaments and fans have witnessed many legendary golfers in action at this 72-par course. Designed by Florida-based architect, Karl Litten, the Majlis is a highly challenging course.
To book a single-played tee time at the Majlis, expect to pay AED 740. These prices can change depending on the dates and amenities selected by the player.
EMIRATES GOLF CLUB RESTAURANTS
There are four restaurants in Emirates Golf Club where guests and members can enjoy a delicious meal.
Carine in Emirates Golf Club specialises in mouth-watering French and Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Izu Ani is known for his innovative dishes; hence, you can try something different on each visit. The warm and welcoming ambience also makes it a great place to spend time with friends and family.
You can enjoy scrumptious food while enjoying views of the golf course from the expansive terrace with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Besides the region-specific breakfast, lunch and dinner options, one can find a specially curated selection of wines and beverages. The restaurant has won multiple awards including:
- Romantic Restaurant of the Year 2020 Time Out Magazine
- Favourite French Restaurant 2020 CN Traveller Magazine
- Favourite European Restaurant in Dubai, Fact Magazine Dining Awards 2019
- Best European Restaurant, Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2019
- 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm; 07:00 pm to 10:30 pm, from Sunday to Wednesday
- 12:00 pm to 03:30 pm; 07:00 pm to 11:30 pm on Thursday
- 09:00 am to 03:30 pm; 07:00 pm to 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday
With 16 screens across the space and a massive 3-metre screen on the sprawling terrace, Emirates Golf Club Spike Bar is the perfect place to watch live sporting events. The extensive, international à la carte menu is equally impressive, featuring snacks, salads, pizza and desserts. This makes Spike the ultimate venue to meet with friends and catch the latest game.
Even if you’re not a huge fan of sports, you can always sit on the terrace and enjoy the glorious views. It also hosts Dubai’s longest running Pub Quiz on Mondays.
- 12:00 pm to 12:00 am from Sunday to Thursday
- 10:00 am to 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday
JONES THE GROCER
Jones the Grocer Emirates Golf Club is a popular Australian eatery, open for clubhouse members as well as non-members. Products sold at the artisan cafe are made from natural ingredients and are imported from across the globe. Besides ordering from their menu, you can buy cold meats, jam, cheese, chutney, coffee and tea. It’s a nice place to enjoy an English breakfast, mouthwatering desserts and speciality drinks.
- Timings: 07:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Contact: +97-4-417-9999
This family-owned cafe is the brainchild of Rose Zeini and her husband Leon. At this café, you can indulge in delicious desserts, homemade meals and handcrafted coffees.
- Timings: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-355-5241
EMIRATES GOLF CLUB MEMBERSHIP
There are different membership plans at Emirates Golf Club to suit your requirements. Depending on the package you choose, you will be granted access to different golf and leisure facilities, enjoy discounts on F&B and preferred rates at reciprocal clubs.
Here are the various Emirates Golf Club membership packages:
- Full Golf Membership
- Weekday Golf Membership
- Young Professional Membership
- Leisure Membership
- Dubai Golf Premium Membership
- Dubai Golf Reciprocal Clubs
To know more about the membership fees at Emirates Golf Club, you can contact the clubhouse or submit a query through their official website.
PETER COWEN ACADEMY
Peter Cowen Academy at Emirates Golf Club is one of the best places to learn golf in Dubai. With the two floodlit driving ranges, putting greens, two specific short game areas and three outstanding courses, golfers have the best opportunity to improve their game.
Fully qualified PGA Professionals use modern tools like V1 teaching software, SAM Puttlab, Trackman and TPI Certified PRO to identify areas or skills that need improvement.
There are different course packages designed for adults, children and groups. The packages at Emirates Golf Club start from as low as AED 275 for members and AED 350 for guests. You can submit queries about specific packages via the official website.
EMIRATES GOLF CLUB PRO SHOP
From high-quality golf apparel to clubs, you can find it all at the Emirates Golf Club Pro Shop. Top brands like Ralph Lauren, Peter Millar, Greg Norman and FootJoy are stocked at the shop. The experienced staff is ready to answer any questions you may have.
- Timings: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-417-999
LIVING AT THE EMIRATES GOLF CLUB
What could be better than living at a place where your house opens up to stunning and lush green fairways? This urban community is perfect for upscale golf course living in stylish villa properties. You can rent a villa in Emirates Golf Club and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle.
EMIRATES GOLF CLUB CONTACT
The Emirates Golf Club contact number is +971-4-417-9999. You can contact them to learn more about their membership packages, golf academy, restaurants and more.
The Emirates Golf Club address is 17/2, Al Naseem Street, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai.
This wraps up our review of the Emirates Golf Club. Whether you are a professional golfer or someone who enjoys the occasional round of golf, there is no better place to practice your skill.
The Dubai Hills Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club are other top golf courses to try in the city. Similarly, there are excellent golf courses in other parts of the UAE; for instance, the capital is home to the glorious Abu Dhabi Golf Club. On the other hand, there is the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club for residents of the cultural capital of the UAE. Meanwhile, the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club is the top choice for people residing in the garden city.
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