Best golf courses: Dubai

Dubai: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2017)
Dubai
Jones II, Robert Trent

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(Closed in 2017)

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Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
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Nicklaus Design

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Nicklaus Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Baker-Finch, Ian

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Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
(Closed in 2007)
Dubai
Unknown

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(Closed in 2007)

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Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Bjorn, Thomas

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The front-nine was recently and extensively redesigned by Thomas Bjorn in association with European Golf Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dubai
Johnston, Gary

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Gary Johnston of European Golf Design.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dubai
Els, Ernie

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Ernie Els
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Faldo, Nick

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Major re-design by Nick Faldo completed in 2006. The original course was designed by Karl Litten and Jeremy Pern.
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
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Litten, Karl

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Karl Litten

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Harradine, Peter

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Peter Harradine
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
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Norman, Greg

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Greg Norman

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Norman, Greg

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Greg Norman

TBA
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Singh, Vijay

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TBA

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Dubai

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Vijay Singh

TBA
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Garcia, Dye & Norman

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TBA

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Dubai

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Sergio Garcia, Pete Dye and Greg Norman

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Montgomerie, Colin

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Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Dubai
Unknown

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Unknown
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Harradine, Peter

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Dubai

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Original 18-hole Nad Al Sheba course designed by Karl Litten (1993). Revamped 9-hole layout (The Track) designed by Peter Harradine (2014).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Dubai
Hanse, Gil

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Dubai

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Gil Hanse

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Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald has been named Team Europe captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, to be contested September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.

Presidents Cup 2022: The U.S. won the 2022 Presidents Cup 17.5 – 12.5.

Xander Schauffele wins his singles match 1-up over Corey Conners and clinches the Presidents Cup for the U.S. Team.

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The 25‑year‑old Viktor Hovland, defending champion, wins the Hero World Challenge 2022 beating Scottie Scheffler, last year's runner-up, by two shots.
Every year twenty of the world's top-ranked golfers are invited to compete at the Hero World Challenge.

Jon Rahm wins the the DP World Tour Championship 2022 at Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth course).

Rory McIlroy claims the DP World Tour order of merit title and finishes the year European no. One for the fourth time in his career.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Costa Cruise & Golf

Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...

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