Emirates Golf Club (The Faldo course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Emirates Golf Club (The Faldo course) Est. 1995

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Emirates Golf Club (The Faldo course): Nick Faldo's impressively designed course here at Emirates Golf Club (originally called the Wadi course) lays down an excellent golfing challenge under the gaze of the ever-expanding skyline of the Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina developments.

Integral to Faldo's enjoyable and testing design are copious amounts of greenside and fairway bunkering, frequent water hazards and fast, sloping greens that will quickly expose any weaknesses in your putting. The layout juxtaposes the manicured feel of a top-quality resort course with some typically desert-like characteristics - not least a liberal sprinkling of palm trees contained within large, serrated-edged sandy waste areas. A good-sized lake features strongly on the front-nine, with a touch more undulation coming into play on the inward-nine.

The toughest stretch of holes arguably comes on the front-nine, with water in play from tee-to-green along the entire rightside of the par-5 5th and par-4 7th. The exquisite par-3 8th demands a shot to an elevated and concealed green, and to close things out at the halfway point, a testing short par-4 brings the full array of bunkers, water hazards and waste areas into play.

This high quality and challenging layout is a terrific sister course to the Emirates' more renowned Majlis course. It is also a layout where the occupants of countless skyscrapers might just have binoculars to hand and be taking a passing interest in your progress around the course.

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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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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Desert-style.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk (depending how hot the day is), but usually golf carts are compulsory.
 
Surroundings: Residential, city environment.
 
Designer: Major re-design by Nick Faldo completed in 2006. The original course was designed by Karl Litten and Jeremy Pern.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7328 6139 5407
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 72 72
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Majlis course (7301 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 595; Fri/Sat AED 695. 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. Floodlit night golf available on the Faldo course.  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.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Faldo course, formerly known as the Wadi course, took its original name from the arabic word meaning a dry river bed that contains water during times of heavy rain. | The Emirates Golf Club is a member of Dubai Golf - a government owned group of golf courses, which also includes the Emirates Majlis course and Dubai Creek.

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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

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites 4-star
King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina (PO Box 66662).
+971 (0)4 319 4000
www.marriott.com

The Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites offers one-, two- and three-bedroom suite accommodation, in an ideal Dubai Marina location. Excellent quality cuisine is served in three restaurants, including The Observatory - an 52nd-floor dining experience offering sweeping vistas of the city. There is also an on-site spa.

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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Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina 5-star
The Beach Road, Dubai Intl. Marine Club, Po Box 24883, Dubai, UAE.
+971 (0)4 399 3333
www.lemeridien.com

Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Spa is set on 1,200 meters of the Jumeirah coastline, curving alongside Dubai’s largest private white-sand beach and glittering marina.

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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