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.
It’s not just one quality, but many. It’s the pristine condition of our course, our personalized customer service and our world-class retail and food and beverage offerings. It’s the way our facility is operated and promoted. It’s our creativity, energy and enthusiasm. It’s the attention to detail we provide on our golf course. It’s all of this and more.
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.
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.