Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course)


5+ (5 gold): one of our top-rated 5-star courses, worhty of 5½ stars.
   Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course) Est. 1988

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Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course): As the long-time standard bearer of golf in the Middle East, the magnificent Majlis course is undoubtedly a course that sits comfortably among the world's elite. Contrasting with its sister layout, the also excellent Faldo course, the Majlis is less exposed to the full-on views of the towering skyline of Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina. The Majli's serenely flowing landscape, in its early days an oasis in the desert, is now surrounded by the voracious property developments that define Dubai.

Karl Litten's terrific design includes plenty of undulation and elevation change, with 18 superb holes weaving their way between expansive sandy wastes and some original desert scrub ... reminders of what was here before the developers moved in. The most impressive of the layout's desert areas comes at the fabulous, uphill dog-legging par-4 8th hole.

The bunkering here, as you might expect, is excellent, while the greens are large and often prodigiously sloping. Wayward drives may not be too severely punished given the width of the fairways, but beware the presence of water, not least at the par-3 7th, one of the best short holes you'll play anywhere. With the par-4 9th and par-5 18th skirting either side of a small lake, and both finishing on the same (double) green, you'll certainly need a steady nerve on the tee and approach shots at the close of each nine-hole loop.

Booking early to play on the Majlis course is strongly advised; it may be one of Dubai's most expensive courses to play, but it is far and away the most sought after - most certainly the "crown jewel" of Dubai golf. To tour the Emirates Majlis course click on the video below.

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Making Contact

Emirates Golf Club
PO Box 24040,
Sheik Zayed Rd (Interchange No.5), Dubai 
UAE
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Office   +971 (0)4 380 2222
Pro Shop   +971 (0)4 380 1234
Fax

  +971 (0)4 380 1555

Email   egc@dubaigolf.com
Website   www.dubaigolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Stephen Deane (PGA, Head Academy Professional)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk (depending how hot the day is), but usually golf carts are compulsory.
 
Surroundings: Parkland, desert and city environment.
 
Designer: Karl Litten
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7301 6532 5568
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 71 73
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Faldo course (7328 yds from back tees)
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How2Get There?

7 km SW of Ski Dubai / Mall of the Emirates
Emirates Golf Club is located in the heart of 'New Dubai', accessible off Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) and opposite Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City. The Nakheel station (Dubai Metro) is located directly outside the Club's main entrance.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016/17 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Nov thru April): Sun-Thur AED 995; Fri/Sat AED 1,200. 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. 8am and 1pm shotgun starts are sometimes used.  Must book in advance (well in advance during peak season). Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Golf carts not permitted on Majlis course 3 mths before Dubai Desert Classic (usually mid-Nov thru' Feb).

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Dubbed the 'desert miracle', The Majlis course was the first championship grass golf course to open in the Middle East, and is still arguably the best. It is the regular venue for the Dubai Desert Classic and the first course in the Middle East to host the Ladies European Tour. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Emirates GC.

The very distinctive clubhouse is modelled on an encampment of Bedouin tents, and is home to a superb 5-star restaurant, Le Classique. | The Majlis course takes its name from the arabic word for "meeting place".

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 2nd best course of the 22 courses in the UAE.
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Location

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Latitude: (25.087775)
Longitude: (55.157644)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Burj Al Arab 7-star
PO Box 74147, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE
+971 (0)4 301 7777
www.burj-al-arab.com

Yes, 7-star! Standing on its own island in the Gulf, this is a luxury hotel without compare. The hotel transportation is a fleet of eight Rolls Royces. Say no more!

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Emirates (Majlis and Faldo courses); The Montgomerie, Dubai.
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Golf within 30 km Jebel Ali; Arabian Ranches; Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club; Dubai Creek; Al Badia.
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Radisson SAS (Dubai Media City) 4-star
PO Box 211723, Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
+971 (0)4 366 9111
www.radisson.com

A chic 4-star hotel in the bustling Media City area, with Emirates Golf Club, Hard Rock Café, the new Marina Dubai and the beach all within easy reach.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Emirates (Majlis and Wadi courses); The Montgomerie, Dubai.
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Golf within 30 km Jebel Ali; Arabian Ranches; Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club; Dubai Creek; Al Badia.
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