Al Fay Rd,
Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Residential and desert.
Above distances are for the Earth course. Also at Jumeirah Golf Estates is the 18-hole Fire course (par-72; 7480 yards from the back tees; rating 75.6).
Immediately SW of Dubai Sports City / 27 km SW of Downtown Dubai/Burj Khalifa.
Located between the Sheik Zayed Road (E11) and the Sheik Hamdan Al Nahyan Road (D54), next to Dubai Sports City.
Jumeirah Golf Estates' Earth course opened in November 2009 coincident with staging the European Tour's first Dubai World Championship. Earth and its companion layout, Fire, are the first Greg Norman designs in the Gulf.
Earth's natural undulations are home to a relatively open layout, where good-width, at times very generous, fairways lead you into large and audaciously sloping greens. The bleached white sand in the stylish fairway and greenside bunkers was imported from North Carolina; the shifting sands of the Arabian Gulf not being suitable for this particular project. Beyond the fairways and not overly penal rough, swathes of earthy red wood chippings make for easy ball finding, but also some tricky recovery shots.
As with the other Jumeirah courses, housing lines much of the perimeter of the course, but is usually set well out of harm's way. Perhaps the most challenging hole comes at the end, with a rock-lined stream meandering up the middle of the fairway on this long par-5, which gently climbs to the final huge and undulating green. At 7,706 yards, you'd be well advised to leave the back tees to the tour professionals who contest the finale of the European Tour's Race to Dubai on this course.
Inspired by the natural elements, the four championship golf courses of Jumeirah Golf Estates are set to take their place among the world's most prestigious residential golf developments. Earth and Fire have been open for play for several years now. Water and Wind are still slated to follow.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Non-metal spike facility.
The Earth course is the proud host of the Dubai World Championship - the culmination of the European Tour's season-long Race to Dubai. This season-ending event determines who becomes the No.1 European Tour golfer of the year.
With the Earth and Fire courses up and running, the master plan for Jumeirah Estates originally envisaged two additional courses ... Water and Wind. Jumeirah's Water course (25.008695, 55.182094) would represent the first Vijay Singh design in the Gulf. Contrasting with its desert surroundings, the layout would feature abundant lakes and water features.
Celebrating the power of the air, Jumeirah's Wind course (25.019506, 55.177116) is planned to feature a traditional links-style layout, co-designed by Sergio Garcia, Greg Norman and Pete Dye. The layout promises to take the level of challenge for which its designers are renowned to new heights.
UAE's 6th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).
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