Arabian Ranches Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Arabian Ranches Golf Club Est. 2003

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Arabian Ranches Golf Club: Traditionally-designed two-storey villas line its entire perimeter, but there is still a wonderful desert look and linksy feel to Arabian Ranches' hugely enjoyable and challenging golf course. The real estate is never too close to the course to be in the firing line of wayward drives, while the preservation of desert scrub between the individually crafted holes gives the course its essential character. Perhaps uniquely on the two nine-hole out-and-back loops, there are no water hazards nor defined bunkers. Sand, however, is plentiful, separating the nicely contoured and tightish fairways, as well as guarding the front of several greens - especially the par-3's. Thankfully the sand in these waste areas is soft, and shot-making is more like playing out of a fairway bunker than playing off Arizona-style hard-pan. There are few trees on the course, but small bushes feature in the sandy waste areas, providing home to many small desert quails. Into his excellent and testing design, Baker-Finch has added in quite large greens, full of all manner of slopes and borrows. The perimeter housing aside, this is one of Dubai's best courses to capture the spirit of the desert - while providing a round of golf that is both testing and thoroughly rewarding.

At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

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Making Contact

Arabian Ranches Golf Club
PO Box 36700, Emirates Rd (311),
Arabian Ranches, Dubai 
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Office   +971 (0)4 366 3000
Pro Shop  

  +971 (0)4 366 3355

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Golf Pro
Several PGA qualified professionals.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk (depending on how hot the day is). Some longish green to tee walks.
Surroundings: Residential setting.
Designer: Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7691 5853 5226
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75 72 74
At the Same Location:
3-hole pitch & putt course.
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How2Get There?

10 km SE of Ski Dubai / Mall of the Emirates
Located near the Dubai Autodrome and close to the E311 Emirates Road / D63 Umm Suqeim Road interchange. From the interchange take the Umm Seqiem Road (D63) south (with the autodrome on your right). After approx 1 km at next roundabout turn left, then immediately left again, direction Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Follow signs for approx 3 km to golf. ALTERNATIVELY from interchange : take the Emirates Road (E 311) direction Dubai / Nad Al Sheba. After 2 km turn right into Arabian Ranches gatehouse (not well signposted from Emirates Road). Follow signs for a further 1.5 km to Golf Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2014/15 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct '14 thru May '15): Sun-Thur AED 495; Fri/Sat AED 595. Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36. Proof of handicap may be requested.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent, with a floodlit driving range.
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Did you know?

Arabian Ranches was formerly known as The Desert Course.

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Latitude: (25.051605)
Longitude: (55.268467)
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Arabian Ranches Golf Club 4-star
PO Box 36700, Arabian Ranches, Dubai
+971 (0)4 366 3000

11 very well-appointed guest rooms are available at the Arabian Ranches Clubhouse, together with an excellent restaurant.

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Golf within 30 km Emirates (Majlis and Wadi courses); Montgomerie, Dubai; Jebel Ali; Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club; Dubai Creek; Al Badia.
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa 5-star
PO Box 8168, Dubai, UAE
+971 (0)4 832 6699

A 5-star resort in the heart of the desert. Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is an elegant desert resort located in a traditional Arabic fort setting.

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Golf within 30 km Emirates (Majlis and Wadi courses); The Montgomerie Dubai; Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club.
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