Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
This par 71 course that measures 6,857 yards is a memorable journey from the first tee to the 18th green. The perfectly manicured fairways are undulating, demarcated by mounds, date and palm trees and most other times by water. Apart from the creek, which comes into play on at least four holes, several artificial lakes add to the beauty and difficulty of various other holes.
The beauty and quality of this course has been subject to world acclaim, which has been portrayed when it was chosen to host the Dubai Desert Classic on two occasions, along with several other tournaments and events. This golf course has been tastefully landscaped with tropical shrubbery, date palms and coconut trees. Due to the nature of this greenery, the course has an opportunity to flourish throughout the year.
Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Golf lessons with PGA Professionals, Par 71, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Trolley Hire
The presence of multiple tees ensures that golfers of all calibres enjoy their day out at the course. While length of the tee helps, the premium is certainly on accuracy, especially with the approach shots as most of the greens are multi-tiered with subtle borrows. The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club course sets up for a thrilling finale to a round with its two par 4 closing holes. The 17th and 18th have the Creek guarding the entire left side of the fairway. While the 17th can still be conquered with some smart play, the 18th requires high levels of concentration on every shot. There is water on the left and a long bunker on the right, beyond which is water again. A good drive will still leave you with a long iron into the tiered and sloping green, which is guarded at the front and right by a body of water. Any bad swings made can be consoled at the end of the course where the player will be awarded with spectacular panoramic views of Dubai on the ‘grand-stand’ 18th hole.
The clubhouse of the Dubai Creek Golf course is an outstanding attribute of this course due to its majestic character. It has been one of the most photographed landmarks of Dubai, and truly portrays Dubai’s modern heritage with its elegant design. The clubhouse hosts an impressive seven different restaurants and bars, providing its visitors with a magnificent selection. Cuisine on offer ranges from the Spanish Casa de Tapas restaurant, to the Boardwalk restaurant where guests can enjoy seafood dishes whilst overlooking the breath-taking views of the Marina.