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. Desert-style. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending how hot the day is), but usually golf carts are compulsory.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential, city environment.

  • Designer:

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7328
6139
5407
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
72
72

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Faldo course. Also at Emirates GC is the 18-hole Majlis course (par-72; 7301 yds from back tees), and the nine-hole par-3 Academy course (par-27; 1239 yds).

Location

Latitude:

25.084962

Longitude:

55.156796

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 (The Faldo course)

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

Est. 1995

Emirates Golf Club (The Faldo course): Nick Faldo's impressively designed course here at Emirates Golf Club (originally called the Wadi course) lays down an excellent golfing challenge under the gaze of the ever-expanding skyline of the Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina developments.

Integral to Faldo's enjoyable and testing design are copious amounts of greenside and fairway bunkering, frequent water hazards and fast, sloping greens that will quickly expose any weaknesses in your putting. The layout juxtaposes the manicured feel of a top-quality resort course with some typically desert-like characteristics - not least a liberal sprinkling of palm trees contained within large, serrated-edged sandy waste areas. A good-sized lake features strongly on the front-nine, with a touch more undulation coming into play on the inward-nine.

The toughest stretch of holes arguably comes on the front-nine, with water in play from tee-to-green along the entire rightside of the par-5 5th and par-4 7th. The exquisite par-3 8th demands a shot to an elevated and concealed green, and to close things out at the halfway point, a testing short par-4 brings the full array of bunkers, water hazards and waste areas into play.

This high quality and challenging layout is a terrific sister course to the Emirates' more renowned Majlis course. It is also a layout where the occupants of countless skyscrapers might just have binoculars to hand and be taking a passing interest in your progress around the course.

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. Floodlit night golf available on the Faldo course.

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 800. 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.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Faldo course, formerly known as the Wadi course, took its original name from the arabic word meaning a dry river bed that contains water during times of heavy rain.

The Emirates Golf Club is a member of Dubai Golf - a government owned group of golf courses, which also includes the Emirates Majlis course, Dubai Creek, and Jumeirah Estates (Earth and Fire courses).

Where2Stay

  • Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites4-star

    King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina (PO Box 66662).

    +971 (0)4 319 4000

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    The Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites offers one-, two- and three-bedroom suite accommodation, in an ideal Dubai Marina location. Excellent quality cuisine is served in three restaurants, including The Observatory - an 52nd-floor dining experience offering sweeping vistas of the city. There is also an on-site spa.

    • 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.

  • Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina5-star

    The Beach Road, Dubai Intl. Marine Club, Po Box 24883, Dubai, UAE.

    +971 (0)4 399 3333

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    Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Spa is set on 1,200 meters of the Jumeirah coastline, curving alongside Dubai’s largest private white-sand beach and glittering marina.

    • 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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