Jumeirah Golf Estates has made a significant contribution to the Emirate of Dubai becoming a world-renowned golf destination in recent years. The golf course with a total of four 18-hole championship courses is the “finest of the finest” that the Emirates have to offer in terms of golf.
World-renowned golf pro-Greg Norman designed the Earth Course, which hosts the annual Dubai World Championship and European Tour final. The finale of the “Race to Dubai” with prize money of eight million dollars is held in the winter months, making it one of the most lucrative golf tournaments in the world.
Every year, the Earth Course is a worthy conclusion to the season in a beautiful landscape. The course was opened in 2009 and with its large bunkers, undulating fairways, and strategically planned water hazards, the course is a great challenge even for professionals. Fire is the second course designed by Norman. This is in no way inferior to the “Earth course”. However, the par 72 course is about 200 meters shorter and got its name from the red sand with which the bunkers are filled. The bunkers have an extraordinarily large inner surface. And if the golfer is not making a precise play on the Jumeirah courses, he will often have to use the sand wedge. Golfers and spectators are always fascinated by the impressive play of colors on the two courses.
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The lanes with the lush green are interrupted with water and the bunkers as well as red sand. And conjure up a harmony of colors in a magnificent landscape. Golf experts from all over the world are convinced that the South African Ernie Els created a magnificent golf course with the planning and completion of the “Championship Course” on Emirates Road between Dubai Airport and Jumeirah. After its completion in 2008, The Els Golf Club course was voted the best newcomer championship course in a competition. The golf course has a length of 6893 meters, black tees with par 72, and two artificial lakes. The snow-white sand bunkers, green “fairways” and sand dunes create a beautiful contrast along the entire course.
Ernie Els not only designed the challenging course. But he also managed the American coach Claude Harmon III. to win. Who now runs the first “Butch Harmon Schools of Golf” outside the United States in Dubai and trained the golfer Immelmann. Over the years, a high-level training center has developed in Dubai Sports City. A golf butler is available for every golfer. Who accompanies the golfer to the changing room and is responsible for loading the sports equipment. In addition to various facilities, guests have at their disposal a restaurant and a bar’.
Guests are always welcome at “The Els Golf Club” after prior notification. The golf course may only be entered and played on with soft spikes. The typical golf dress code must be observed and outer clothing must have a collar. Longer pants and golf shorts are allowed, but no jeans. It is recommended to carry appropriate headgear as there is little shade on the course.