Best golf courses: UAE - Dubai

UAE - Dubai: 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
Dubai
Litten, Karl

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

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Karl Litten

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

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Greg Norman

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

Designer

Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead.

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

Designer

Gil Hanse

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)

Nearest city

Dubai

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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

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Dubai

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Greg Norman

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

Designer

Original design by Karl Litten and Jeremy Pern. Major re-design by Nick Faldo (2006).

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

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Gary Johnston of European Golf Design.

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

Designer

Nicklaus Design

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

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Peter Harradine

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

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

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Ernie Els

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

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Visitors welcome

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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
Baker-Finch, Ian

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Visitors welcome

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Dubai

Designer

Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design.

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

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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).

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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Dubai

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Unknown

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
(Closed in 2020)
Dubai
Unknown

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(Closed in 2020)

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Dubai

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

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.

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