Dubai is fast becoming one of the world’s top destinations for a golf break, and for good reason. UK golfers will enjoy a wealth of benefits on a golf holiday to Dubai, including world-class courses, luxurious accommodation, and plenty of sunshine.
Some of the best golf courses in Dubai include those at the Emirates Golf Club, which has hosted nearly all the prestigious Dubai Desert Classic since 1989 on its Majlis course, and the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club which also hosted the event in 1999 as well as 2000 and offers stunning views of the Dubai Creek and skyline. These are designed by some of the best golf course architects in the world including European Golf Design, who won ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the 2019 World Golf Awards for their Dubai Hills creation.
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In addition to incredible golf courses, Dubai offers shopping in some of the finest malls in the world, such as The Dubai Mall in downtown Dubai and Global Village and Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha. You can also relax and dine in the high-end restaurants as well as enjoy fine dining at no fewer than 11 Michelin star restaurants.
Away from Dubai’s golf courses, you can experience camel rides, quad bike and 4×4 rides across the desert, climb the magnificent Burj Al Arab, visit waterparks and visit indoor ski centres – not to mention the various beautiful beaches. The city is also home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, making it an ideal destination for a relaxing getaway.
When to travel to Dubai for a golf holiday
The best time of year to travel to Dubai for a golf holiday is from November to March, when the weather is milder and more comfortable for outdoor activities.
During these months, temperatures typically range from the mid-20s to the low-30s Celsius, providing ideal conditions for a round of golf whilst still giving you the option to relax by the pool on those days away from the fairways.
Best golf resorts in Dubai
We take a look at the best Dubai golf courses and resorts to give you the insight you need to plan your dream golfing break to any in our range of fantastic resorts and hotels…
This 18 hole par 72 golf course is absolutely stunning and considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of all golf courses in the United Arab Emirates. US designer Karl Litten’s masterpiece stretches 7301 yards and has picked up a host of accolades since it opened including Best Golf Course In The Middle East from Golf Digest as recently as 2020.
Host to the Dubai Desert Classic between 1989 & 1990, 1992 & 1998, and 2001 to present day, this is a recognisable course that is sure to be on any keen golfer’s bucket list!
In 1996 The Emirates Golf Club added another 18 hole Championship course in the Faldo Course. As the name suggests, this course was re-designed by Nick Faldo himself in 2005 and reopened in 2006 baring his name.
This Par 72 track is 7052 yards but offers a unique experience as it is floodlit throughout, offering an incredible night golf experience!
This 18 hole Par 71 golf course at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is considered the second oldest golf course in Dubai, with water being a key feature as the Creek comes into play on at least four holes plus there are a number of lakes too.
Measuring 7005 yards, this course prides itself on its manicured undulating fairways. Some of the views and scenery offered on a round of golf here are spectacular and definitely one of those rounds where you get the camera out!
Crafted by Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design and laid out over 7600 yards is this desert style golf course which is managed by Troon and offers an exceptional experience.
This links course is 18 holes and a Par 72 features sand dunes and a traditional desert landscape making it a great option to consider playing due to its unique experience.
After you’ve played a round of golf here, enjoy a drink and grab some lunch in the impressive Spanish Colonial club house with great views over the 9th and 18th from the terrace.
Sculpted by the legendary Greg Norman, this is one of two 18 golf course at Jumeirah Golf Estate. It is a Par 72 which is laid out over 7480 yards.
The wider Jumeirah Golf Estates is home to over 1500 villas, townhouses and apartments split into more than a dozen communities with the golf courses wrapping around it. The Fire course is considered slightly more refined than the Earth Course but both are worthy of consideration to add to your itinerary on your golf holiday.
The Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estate has previously hosted the DP World Tour Championship so you can be assured of it’s quality. As mentioned in the Fire Course description above, this is a slightly more rugged course and is inspired by some of the more traditional parkland style courses in Europe and North America.
Just like the Fire Course, this is designed by Greg Norman too and is slightly longer reaching 7708 yards and is a Par 72.
Situated in the Emirates Hills district, this Par 72 course features 49 acres of water and some incredibly immaculate fairways surrounded by landscaped gardens and various lakes. The whole course sits over 200 acres in a links-land style design. As you might have guessed, legendary British golfer Colin Montgomerie played a part in designing this in collaboration with Desmond Muirhead and crafted a track which is 7446 yards in length.
Dubai Hills Golf Club
Dubai Hills Golf Club is another Troon managed course providing a real bucket list experience. This is 18 holes of pure joy, stretching 7283 yards and offers a Par of 72.
Designed by European Golf Design, this sits just 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai which provides incredible views of the skyline as well as Burj Khalifa – another course which will have you reaching for your camera!
The Big Easy himself, Ernie Els, has joined other legendary players and course architects in crafting something wonderful in Dubai. The Els Club takes his passion for UK links courses and applies it to this desert landscape with fantastic results.
Els has created an 18 hole 7538 yard Par 72 track with desert style features of wide fairways flanked by sandy areas, native grasses and vegetation. This course sits deep in Dubai Sports City which is just 20 minutes South of downtown Dubai so ideal for anyone staying there.
Overall, a golf holiday to Dubai is an excellent choice for UK golfers who want to escape the Winter cold and experience world-class courses, luxury hotels and resorts yet still want to experience other activities away from the golf courses. With its pleasant weather, top-rated courses, and endless entertainment options, Dubai is sure to provide a memorable experience for any golfer, whether traveling in a group or with a partner and combining playing golf with a beach holiday.
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About Glencor Golf
Here at Glencor Golf Holidays we can plan the perfect bucket list trip for you, playing the best golf courses in Dubai that suit you and your party. We have a range of accommodation options to suit a variety of budgets and can also sort out all of your transfers so you have nothing to worry about whilst on a golf break in the UAE except for your swing!