Majlis course voted best in the Middle East
THE Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai was ranked Number 1 in the Golf Digest magazine’s first-ever list of Middle East’s top 10 courses in July this year.
The oldest grass course in the Middle East, it was designed by Karl Litten in 1988 and is home of the premier Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Ladies Masters events.
The magazine’s judging panel rated courses on seven criteria. Doha Golf Club was second followed by the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, also venues of the PGA European Tour’s Desert Swing which culminates with the Dubai Desert Classic.
“Each day presents a different challenge, and we are proud to have a team of professionals who work day and night to maintain high standards and ensuring that as many people as possible enjoy the facilities whilst still making sure that members are well looked after,” said Rodney Bogg, managing director of Dubai Golf.
Dubai Golf manages an online tee time booking system for its three golf courses as well as servicing a central reservations office that books golf at all the UAE golf courses. It also manages for the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club on the shores of the creek, which incorporates an 18-hole championship par 71 golf course, golf academy facilities, a floodlit par 3 course, six restaurants and bars, a gymnasium and tropical leisure swimming pool, the 225 bedroom Park Hyatt Dubai, a 121-berth marina, yacht club and golf clubhouse.
Emirates Golf Club consists of two courses; the 7,185 yard par 72 Majlis course and the redesigned 7,328 yard par 72 Faldo course.