Are you a golfer or wannabe golfer? Well, these might be the places you want to hang out at today to celebrate National Golf Day. With as many as nine on-par (couldn't resist) spots in the city offering you facilities to play the sport, all you need to do is don your golfing shoes and a crisp white or pink polo and you're half way to sorted.
1. The Address Montgomorie
A 265-acre space with 123 acres of playable turf. That’s not all…Colin Montgomerie and Desmond Muirhead’s design also includes a floodlit driving range and a nine-hole par 3 course. Call this number to make a reservation: +9714 390 5600
- Sun-Weds (UAE Resident) AED 595,
- Thurs-Sat (UAE Resident) AED 695
- Driving Range & Par 3 with unlimited practice balls AED 180
2. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Clinic (04 380 1234)
A scenic 18-hole championship course in the heart of Old Dubai. Once you're finished you can re-hydrate on the very tempting sangria options at Casa de Tapas close by. SOLD.
Expect to pay around AED 665 (weekday) – AED 770 (weekend) for the main course and AED 40 for 50 balls at the driving range which is on a first-come basis.
3. Al Badia Golf Club (04 601 0101)
An 18-hole course designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones II. It features a floodlit driving range for those of you who don't want to brace the day time summer temps. Extras including MATT swing analysis and a Science and Motion putting laboratory for those of you who really want to up your game!
Price: AED 495 on weekdays for UAE residents and AED 625 on weekends.
Driving range: AED 40 for 91 balls.
4. Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 366 3000)
It spans 247 acres (120 acres are irrigated) and the course is a par 72. Plus it has a floodlit driving range for all the after-workers.
Price: AED 570 (weekdays) and AED 670 (weekends)
5. Jumeirah Golf Estates (04 818 2000)
Home to the Middle East’s only European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI): a state-of-the-art performance enhancing facility, for new and advanced level golfers. Fancy that, enjoy.
Price: 18 holes AED 995, 9 holes AED 545 (weekdays) and AED 650 (weekends). Driving range is AED 100 for unlimited balls for one hour.
6. The Els Club at Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000)
Designed by US Open and Open Championship winner Ernie Els, it stretches 7,538 yards with four sets of tees. Good news: you can play on the manicured surface all year round.
Price: AED 545 Sunday - Wednesday for UAE residents, AED 645 Thursday - Saturday for UAE residents. Driving range is AED 100 for unlimited balls.
7. The Track, Meydan Golf (04 381 3733)
The course is 7,412 yards and renowned golf course architect Peter Harradine strategically placed each hole, allowing the natural lakes there to come into play. Picture perfect!
Prices: from AED 250 (Sunday - Thursday) and from AED 350 ( Friday - Saturday)
8. Emirates Golf Club (800 8338463)
Not one, but two golf courses: Majlis and Faldo. By the way Majlis also features in the list of top 100 courses in the world. Bravo!
Price: AED 425 per player
9. Tee & Putt (04 357 3290)
Glow-in-the-dark golf. Need we say more? Bring out the child in you at this 18-hole mini golf course. For only AED 75pp you can't really go wrong.