Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Dubai Creek Resort,

Deira (near Al Garhoud Bridge), Dubai

  • Office

    +971 (0)4 295 6000
  • Pro shop

    +971 (0)4 380 1234 (bookings)
  • Fax

    +971 (0)4 295 6044
  • Golf pro

    Luke Tidmarsh (PGA, Head Academy Professional).
  • Academy

    Dubai Creek Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending on how hot the day is).

  • Surroundings:

    Creekside, urban environment and residential.

  • Designer:

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

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Championship course. Also at Dubai Creek G&YC is the floodlit nine-hole par-3 short course.






How to get there:

2 km N of Al Garhoud Bridge / 13 km NE of Downtown Dubai/Burj Khalifa.

Follow the E11 (Sheik Zayed Rd >> Sheik Rashid Rd) heading north-east towards Deira. Cross the Al Garhoud bridge (over Dubai Creek) and follow the road, which bears left, direction Deira. After approx 1 km take exit 60 direction Dubai Creek Club (this right turn comes up quickly). After 1 km (passing through tunnel) turn left off the Beniyas Road direction Dubai Creek Club. Follow road for 1 km to golf.

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

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

Est. 1993

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club: With the tranquillity of the impressively wide Dubai Creek bordering one side of the course, and the hustle and bustle of Deira on the other, this well-renowned golf course provides a challenging, scenic and varied golf experience.

The overall feel of the course is generally quite open with palms and other small trees dotted around, though never too densely. Flanking the gently rolling fairways are some sizeable (and well-groomed) sandy waste areas as well as occasional water hazards, which also come dangerously into play around half the greens. The island-green par-5 13th is the most water protected hole. Provided the water hazards are avoided, any wayward drives are likely to be findable and playable, with limited amounts of penal rough beyond the "short stuff".

The wonderful short par-4 17th and longer par-4 18th get you right alongside the Creek; the 6th actually puts you in it - on a solidly built teeing platform. On the greens there is never a dull moment at Dubai Creek, given their generous proportions and equally generous slopes.

Although the course has its urban and residential moments, with roads, housing and offices getting into the picture, it's more likely you'll choose the spectacular "dhow-sailed" clubhouse as the backdrop for your prized photos. With its iconic clubhouse, strong course layout and usually immaculate conditioning, Dubai Creek is a "must play" course for golf visitors to the UAE.

Stay&Play at Dubai Creek: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: UAE - Dubai


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. 8am and 1pm shotgun starts are sometimes used.

Must book in advance (well in advance during peak season). Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: c.AED 1,000. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Dubai Creek is a member of Dubai Golf, a government owned group of prestigious Dubai golf courses, which includes Dubai Creek, Emirates GC (Majlis and Faldo courses), and Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth and Fire courses).

The stunning clubhouse at Dubai Creek is designed in the shape of the billowing sails of a traditional Arab dhow.

Dubai Creek staged the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic in 1999 and 2000, the only two years that the tournament was not held at the Emirates Golf Club. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

Published ranking

UAE's 4th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).


  • Park Hyatt Dubai5-star

    Dubai Creek Resort, Dubai, UAE.

    +971 (0)4 602 1234

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    Located in close proximity to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club in the Dubai Creek Resort, this 5-star luxury hotel sits on the banks of the majestic Dubai Creek. The hotel features a stunning 25-meter swimming pool, lagoon beach on the Creek, Amara Spa, Kids Club and several top-class dining options.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Dubai Creek

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Al Badia

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

  • Sofitel City Centre Hotel4-star

    PO Box 61871, Deira, Dubai, UAE.

    +971 (0)4 294 1222

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    Located close to The Dubai Creek & Yacht Club, and a short drive to Dubai International airport.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Dubai Creek (1 km); Al Badia

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

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