Dubai Sports City is the vision of three leading entrepreneurs from the United Arab Emirates – Abdulrahim Al Zarooni, Abdulrahman Bukhatir and Abdulrahman Falaknaz to create one of the world’s premier sporting destinations in line with the overall vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed to create world class sporting infrastructure in Dubai and making it a destination for the sporting world.
It’s been conceptualized as a city within a city, where you can get everything that you dream of on your doorstep-from state-of-the-art sports venues and international sporting events, to top of the line sports academies, providing a platform for youth development, recreational sporting facilities, residential and commercial developments, together with all the related amenities expected in a purpose-built city, including international schools, medical facilities, hotels, community centres and entertainment venues.
The Els Club is the flagship golf course project by Dubai Sports City started operation since January 2008. The 18-hole championship golf course, Els Club – by US Open and Open Champion, Ernie Els’s first golf course design concept in the Middle East. Already receiving widespread international acclaim, The Els Club takes advantage of dramatic topography, resulting in a course that is aesthetically stunning and exciting to play. Stretching 7,538 yards with four sets of tees, allowing golfers a selection of differing lengths from which to play, it has set a new benchmark for golf in the region since January 2008.Set on undulating slopes of native desert vegetation, it is a links style layout combining traditional classic design. In essence, the golf course combines the best of all the great clubs Ernie Els has played worldwide over the last 20 years. It creates an extraordinary experience by providing superior service and superb, tournament-spec playing surfaces.
The first release of memberships sold out in a matter of weeks. It was the most successful membership launch ever in the UAE and the program provides the ultimate experience for its Founding Members. Utilizing the outstanding amenities within Dubai Sports City, such as the only Butch Harmon School of Golf outside the USA, a 25,000-seat cricket stadium, 60,000-seat multi-purpose stadium, 10,000-seat Indoor Arena, ICC Academy, Tennis courts and Olympic standard swimming pool, The Els Club benefits extend far beyond the immaculate fairways and greens. There are many opportunities to attend privileged events as the development evolves over time.The unique combination of championship golf and luxury hospitality, known around the world as the Troon Golf Experience, has established The Els Club as Dubai’s premier luxury golf destination.