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If you have an appetite for a first-class golfing experience combined with 5-star service and notable prestige from Dubai’s finest golfing destination, The Els Club is for you. Those who appreciate life’s finest pleasures will embrace this true sporting gem which has been sensationally designed by US Open and the Open Championship winner Ernie Els.

Ernie Els has a passion for the great links courses of the UK, where he has won two of his 4 major championships, and in creating the Els Club Dubai he set about recreating some of these design features in a desert landscape. Thus a ‘desert links’ was born, one that was quickly named ‘best new international course’ by the prestigious US magazine, Links.

Stretching 7,538 yards with four sets of tees, allowing players a selection of differing lengths from which to play, The Els Club sets new benchmarks for golf in Dubai. The course offers players a challenging round, accompanied by all the essential facilities that extend beyond the immaculate fairways and greens.

The course features pleasing undulations and strong elevation changes for visual and strategic interest. Extensive use of sandy waste areas and of native grasses and vegetation between wide fairways, along with a classic style of bunkering, add to the links effect. The perfectly manicured playing surfaces can be enjoyed 365 days of the year.

The holes all constitute characteristics from Els’ favourite courses around the world; bunkers from Royal Melbourne, greens resembling Pinehurst No. 2 and wide, rolling links fairways. Combine this with strategically placed tee-boxes, strong course management, soft sand, hard sand and carefully-developed undulation, and you are presented with a true masterpiece in golf course design. Winning accolades in 2008 as the ‘Best New International Course’ by Links Golf Magazine and ‘Best New Facility of the Year’ by Troon Golf in the same year, with ‘Best Golf Course in Dubai’ by CNBC Arabian Property Awards in 2009, the Els Club has proven its charm to the golfing enthusiasts, and promotes Dubai as one of the world's leading golfing destinations.

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Course Rating & Handicap

The USGA recommends that golfers choose a tee that best matches your playing ability as it will ultimately lead to a more enjoyable round. Using the Course Rating can be of great assistance when considering what tees should be played.

COURSE                             BACK         MIDDLE      FRONT      LADIES
18 Holes (Par 72) 138/75.7 133/72.5 125/70 123/70.4
9 Holes (1-9) (Par 36) 135/37.6 129/36.1 123/34.8 120/34.9
9 Holes (10-18) (Par 36) 140/38.1 136/36.4 126/35.2 126/35.5

A handicap certificate is not required to play the golf course however, we recommend you play from the appropriate tee markers based on your average score: 

Red (5,343 yards) – Ladies and golfers who average 101 and above score
Silver (6,242 yards) – 86 to 100 score
Blue (6,829 yards) – 75 to 85 score
Black (7,538 yards) – 74 and below score

General Tee Time Information

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, please take note of the following information:

Arrival at the Club: We recommend arriving at least one hour prior to your scheduled tee time. Our bag drop service will be available, and check-in will take place in the Golf Shop.

Locker Room: Daily lockers will be available for both ladies and gentlemen.

Rental Clubs: If you require rental clubs, Callaway sets are available on a chargeable basis, subject to availability.

Payment: Payment for the green fee or any additional services can be made in the Golf Shop during the check-in process. If your booking has been prepaid, you may proceed directly to the tee.

Cancellation Policy: Please be advised that The Els Club has a strict 48-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your tee time or fail to show up within the 48-hour period without replacement, the applicable green fee will be charged to the credit card on file. For any late cancellation that is replaced, no charge applies. We kindly request that you provide us with as much advance notice as possible.

Dress Code: We maintain a strict dress code to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.
Gentlemen: Tailored trousers or shorts, T-shirts with collars and sleeves must be worn inside the trousers or shorts and Golf shoes with soft spikes or flat-soled training shoes.
Ladies: Golf shirts or blouses, Golf trousers, shorts or skirts, Golf shoes with soft spikes or flat-soled training shoes.

Directions: We are located in the heart of Dubai Sports City, refer to Google Maps or contact us directly for additional detailed directions to The Els Club.

Liability and Insurance: The Els Club is located within a residential community, and we strongly advise that you obtain appropriate personal insurance to cover any potential incidents related to loss, damage, or injury. The Els Club is not liable for any loss, damage, or injury that may occur during your visit, and each player will be liable for damages to the golf cart, trolley, or any other Club asset. Any food and beverage to be consumed on the course must be purchased from one of The Els Club outlets on the property.

Thank you for choosing The Els Club, we look forward to welcoming you soon.