Emirates Golf Club

PO Box 24040,

Sheik Zayed Rd (Interchange No.5), Dubai

  • Office

    +971 (0)4 417 9999
  • Pro shop

    +971 (0)4 380 1234
  • Fax

    +971 (0)4 380 1555
  • Golf pro

    Alastair Brown (PGA, Head Academy Professional).
  • Academy

    The Academy at Emirates Golf Club

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending how hot the day is), but usually golf carts are compulsory.

  • Surroundings:

    Parkland, desert and city environment.

  • Designer:

    Karl Litten

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7301
6532
5568
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
71
73

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Majlis course. Also at Emirates GC is the 18-hole Faldo course (par-72; 7328 yds from back tees), and the nine-hole par-3 Academy course (par-27; 1239 yds).

Location

Latitude:

25.085691

Longitude:

55.162536

How to get there:

7 km SW of Ski Dubai / Mall of the Emirates

Emirates Golf Club is located in the heart of 'New Dubai', accessible off Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) and opposite Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City. The Nakheel station (Dubai Metro) is located directly outside the Club's main entrance.

Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1988

Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course): As the long-time standard bearer of golf in the Middle East, the magnificent Majlis course is undoubtedly a course that sits comfortably among the world's elite. Contrasting with its sister layout, the also excellent Faldo course, the Majlis is less exposed to the full-on views of the towering skyline of Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina. The Majli's serenely flowing landscape, in its early days an oasis in the desert, is now surrounded by the voracious property developments that define Dubai.

Karl Litten's terrific design includes plenty of undulation and elevation change, with 18 superb holes weaving their way between expansive sandy wastes and some original desert scrub ... reminders of what was here before the developers moved in. The most impressive of the layout's desert areas comes at the fabulous, uphill dog-legging par-4 8th hole.

The bunkering here, as you might expect, is excellent, while the greens are large and often prodigiously sloping. Wayward drives may not be too severely punished given the width of the fairways, but beware the presence of water, not least at the par-3 7th, one of the best short holes you'll play anywhere. With the par-4 9th and par-5 18th skirting either side of a small lake, and both finishing on the same (double) green, you'll certainly need a steady nerve on the tee and approach shots at the close of each nine-hole loop.

Booking early to play on the Majlis course is strongly advised; it may be one of Dubai's most expensive courses to play, but it is far and away the most sought after - most certainly the "crown jewel" of Dubai golf.

List of courses: UAE - Dubai

Visitors

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 1250. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Golf carts not permitted on Majlis course 3 mths before Dubai Desert Classic (usually mid-Nov thru' Feb).

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Dubbed the 'desert miracle', The Majlis course was the first championship grass golf course to open in the Middle East, and is still arguably the best. It is the regular venue for the Dubai Desert Classic and the first course in the Middle East to host the Ladies European Tour. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Emirates GC.

The very distinctive clubhouse is modelled on an encampment of Bedouin tents, and is home to a superb 5-star restaurant, Le Classique. | The Majlis course takes its name from the arabic word for "meeting place".

Published ranking

UAE's No.1 golf course (Golf Digest, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Burj Al Arab7-star

    PO Box 74147, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE

    +971 (0)4 301 7777

    Visit website

    Yes, 7-star! Standing on its own island in the Gulf, this is a luxury hotel without compare. The hotel transportation is a fleet of eight Rolls Royces. Say no more!

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Emirates (Majlis and Faldo courses); The Montgomerie, Dubai.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Jebel Ali; Arabian Ranches; Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club; Dubai Creek; Al Badia.

  • Radisson SAS (Dubai Media City)4-star

    PO Box 211723, Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE

    +971 (0)4 366 9111

    Visit website

    A chic 4-star hotel in the bustling Media City area, with Emirates Golf Club, Hard Rock Café, the new Marina Dubai and the beach all within easy reach.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

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

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Jebel Ali; Arabian Ranches; Nad Al Sheba; Dubai Country Club; Dubai Creek; Al Badia.

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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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