Dubai Country Club


Ras al-Khor Road, Dubai

  • Office

    +971 (0)4 333 1155
  • Fax

    +971 (0)4 333 1409

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Sand course (not grassed). Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending on how hot the day is).

  • Surroundings:

    Desert environment.

  • Designer:


SSS or slope

At the same location:

9-hole par-32 Creek course (2270 yards).






How to get there:

9 km S of Al Garhoud Bridge

Dubai CC is located close to the Bukadra-Country Club interchange, where the E66 Metha Rd crosses the E44 Ras Al Khor Rd. From this interchange follow the E44 direction Ras Al Khor-Hatta-Oman. After 1 km turn right direction Dubai CC, and then immediately right into Aden St. After o.5 km turn right and follow signs to Dubai CC.

Dubai Country Club (Al Awir course)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1972

Dubai Country Club (Al Awir course): GOLF COURSE WAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED IN 2007 to make way for the expansion of the Meydan horse-racing development.

[Original Where2Golf description]: While you're in Dubai, why not try a round of golf at the Al Awir sand golf course, and sample golf as it was originally played in this desert habitat, before the arrival of grass courses that is! Sand golf may not be to everyone's liking, but it is remarkable how close to grass golf it comes. What's missing is all that lush green stuff.

On Al Awir the entire game is played on sand, and that means fairways, greens (called browns) and obviously the bunkers. The only green you'll see comes from a sprinkling of trees around the course, and a small astroturf mat that you carry with you for shots from the marked-out fairways.

Al Awir may not be as aesthetically easy-on-the-eye as a grass course, but at a very respectable 6477 yards, it's a course that will test your game as fairly and thoroughly as any grass course.

The layout contains many well-crafted holes, good greenside bunkering, occasional water hazards and browns that have the pace and holding characteristics of normal greens. It may not be golf as you've experienced before, but you may just get to like it!

List of courses: UAE - Dubai


Who can play and when?

Course is permanently closed.

Green fees

Course is permanently closed.

Other information

The etiquette of sand golf requires the following: only wear flat-soled shoes (e.g. trainers). Spiked shoes, including soft spikes are not permitted as they damage the greens (called browns). An artificial grass mat is used when playing from a fairway (marked by stakes). The browns must be brushed after putting out, large brushes are provided for this purpose.

Practice facilities

Good (including a floodlit driving range).

Did you know?

Dubai Country Club's Al Awir course was closed in 2007 as a result of a multi-billion dollar expansion of the Meydan horse-racing facilities. Al Awir was one of the oldest golf courses in the Emirates, pre-dating the arrival of grass courses by several years.

It was also the first course in the Middle East to host overseas golf professionals, when the Caledonian Lions toured here in 1983. Regular venue for the Dubai Men's Open, the Club was one of the only "watering holes" in the city when it opened in 1972.


  • Grand Hyatt Hotel5-star

    PO Box 7978, Airport Expo Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE

    +971 (0)4 317 1234

    Visit website

    The size of a small town, this Grand Hyatt is ideally located to access all Dubai's golf courses, shopping malls, the Creek, international airport and the old town.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club; Dubai Creek; Al Badia.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Arabian Ranches; Emirates (Majlis and Wadi courses); The Montgomerie, Dubai.

  • Movenpick Hotel, Bur Dubai5-star

    Old Metha Road, opposite American Hospital, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE

    +971 (0)4 336 6000

    Visit website

    Located in the heart of the city, the Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai is just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport and the World Trade Centre, in close proximity to the famous Wafi City for shopping and dining.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club; Dubai Creek; Al Badia.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Arabian Ranches; Emirates (Majlis and Wadi courses); The Montgomerie, Dubai.

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