Best golf courses: UAE

UAE: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Abu Dhabi
Harradine, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Abu Dhabi

Designer

Peter Harradine

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2017)
Dubai
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Abu Dhabi
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Abu Dhabi

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ras Al Khaimah

Designer

Peter Harradine

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

(Closed in 2007)

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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!
Visitors welcome
Dubai
Litten, Karl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Karl Litten

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Greg Norman

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Greg Norman

TBA
Dubai
Singh, Vijay

Visitors?

TBA

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Vijay Singh

TBA
Dubai
Garcia, Dye & Norman

Visitors?

TBA

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Sergio Garcia, Pete Dye and Greg Norman

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Abu Dhabi
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Abu Dhabi

Designer

Gary Player
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Dubai
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ras Al Khaimah
Williams, Gerald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ras Al Khaimah

Designer

Gerald Williams

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Gil Hanse
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Abu Dhabi
Phillips, Kyle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Abu Dhabi

Designer

Kyle Phillips

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