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Arabian Ranches Golf Club

PO Box 36700, Emirates Rd (311),

Arabian Ranches, Dubai

  • Office

    +971 (0)4 366 3000
  • Fax

    +971 (0)4 366 3355
  • Golf pro

    Several PGA qualified professionals.
  • Academy

    Arabian Ranches Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Gently undulating terrain. Some long green to next tee distances.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and desert environment.

  • Designer:

    Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7691
5853
5226
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75
72
74

At the same location:

3-hole pitch & putt course.

Location

Latitude:

25.051605

Longitude:

55.268467

How to get there:

24 km S of Downtown Dubai / Burj Khalifa.

Located near the Dubai Autodrome and close to the E311 Emirates Road / D63 Umm Suqeim Road interchange. From the interchange take the Umm Seqiem Road (D63) south (with the autodrome on your right). After approx 1 km at next roundabout turn left, then immediately left again, direction Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Follow signs for approx 3 km to golf. ALTERNATIVELY from interchange: take the Emirates Road (E 311) direction Dubai / Nad Al Sheba. After 2 km turn right into Arabian Ranches gatehouse (not well signposted from Emirates Road). Follow signs for a further 1.5 km to Golf Club.

Arabian Ranches Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2003

Arabian Ranches Golf Club: Although two-storey villas are wrapped around most of the course perimeter here at Arabian Ranches, the layout still maintains its desert credentials and a wonderful linksy feel. Former Open Champion Ian Baker-Finch has, to his credit, crafted a hugely enjoyable and challenging golf course.

With the housing always set generously well back from the course, the preservation of large swathes of desert scrub between the individually crafted holes gives the course its essential spacious character. The two out-and-back nine-hole loops are devoid of water hazards, and there are no defined bunkers. However, sand is plentiful. Large areas of it separate the nicely contoured and tightish fairways. On several occasions the large sandy waste areas sidle up alongside the greens ... taking on a more traditional bunker form ... especially so at the par-3s. The sand in the waste areas is generally quite soft, which gives the impression of playing from a traditional fairway bunker rather than from Arizona-style hard-pan.

There are few trees on the course, but small bushes feature in the sandy waste areas ... home to many small desert quails. Within his excellent design, Baker-Finch has included quite large greens, full of all manner of testing slopes and borrows. The perimeter housing aside, this is a Dubai golf course that captures the spirit of desert golf while providing a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging round.

Stay & Play at Arabian Ranches: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36. Proof of handicap may be requested.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct '19 thru May '20): Sun-Thur AED 375; Fri/Sat AED 435. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent, with a floodlit driving range.

Did you know?

Arabian Ranches was formerly known as The Desert Course.

Where2Stay

  • Arabian Ranches Golf Club4-star

    PO Box 36700, Arabian Ranches, Dubai

    +971 (0)4 366 3000

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    Eleven well-appointed guest rooms are available in the Arabian Ranches Clubhouse, together with an excellent restaurant. An ideal and quiet Stay&Play location from which to explore Dubai excellent array of golf courses.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Arabian Ranches

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Emirates (Majlis and Wadi courses); Montgomerie Dubai; Jebel Ali; The Track (Meydan Golf); Dubai Creek; Dubai Hills; Jumeirah Golf; Els Club; Trump Dubai.

  • Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa5-star

    PO Box 8168, Dubai, UAE

    +971 (0)4 832 6699

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    A 5-star resort in the heart of the desert. Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is an elegant desert resort located in a traditional Arabic fort setting.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Arabian Ranches

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Emirates (Majlis and Wadi courses); The Montgomerie Dubai; Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club.

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