Here’s a great way to start your 2022 golf season – combine our Dubai All Comers Open with the final 2 days at The Dubai Desert Classic. 7 nights accommodation at Vida Emirates Hills on a bed & breakfast board basis, Saturday & Sunday Tickets to Dubai Desert Classic, and 3 rounds of golf.
Our Dubai All Comers Open is 54 holes (18 on each course) pairs better ball format. Included in the price is 7 nights accommodation ( based on 2 sharing a twin / double room) on a bed & breakfast board basis and 3 rounds of golf – 1 at each of The Els Club, Montgomerie and Emirates Hills, together with all transfers. A group meal and prize giving is included on the final night.
Take time out close to the city and enjoy relaxing leisure activities such as cycling on one of the hotels bicycles along the neighbourhood bike paths, or take the jogging route through the attractive greenery of the neighbourhood. Vida Emirates Hills is situated only a few minutes’ drive from Dubai’s most exciting destinations and activities including La Mer and the bright lights of Downtown Dubai.
Paul Casey superbly closed out his 15th victory on the European Tour with a confident four-shot win over Brandon Stone at the 2021 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic. The Englishman carded a 2-under-par 70 at Emirates Golf Club to win with a 17-under-par total, well clear of South Africa’s Stone with Robert MacIntyre in third place on 12-under-par. “It’s very, very special,” said an emotional Casey after birdieing the 18th to put an exclamation point on the win. “The roster of past winners at this event is unbelievable and I’ve worked so hard. Dubai has been so good for the European Tour and for golf around the world, and this is so, so cool.”
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 the leading golf destination of the world.
Although Address Montgomerie has evolved into one of the Middle East’s most luxurious and desirable golfing destinations in recent times, the key to its success has always remained contingent upon the quality of the golf course that would become the focal point for one of Dubai’s most exclusive residential communities, Emirates Hills. Address Montgomerie championship golf course was designed by Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead. The course covers 265 acres which consist of 123 acres of turf, 49 acres of man-made lakes (a total of 14 lakes), 93 acres of landscaped gardens and is scattered with 81 large bunkers.
The course provides the player with undulating “links land” style fairways with generous landing areas which challenge and intrigue all levels of player. Although large in size, the greens can be very misleading, especially as they are consistently rolling above 9.5 feet. Plenty of shape throughout the greens can result in some very trying putts. One of the signature holes is the par 5 fourth, dubbed the Snake hole for its saddle-back fairway which doglegs towards the green, with two bunkers behind forming the eyes of the snake. Further on, the par 5 ninth, with water down the left, is a tough finish to the opening half. The par 3 thirteenth, a hole designed in the shape of the UAE, boasts a 360 degree teeing area around an island fairway and green, allowing for a completely different golf hole to be played every time. However, it is the par 5 eighteenth that offers a more classic test.
A few kilometers away from Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Hills is the latest Golf Club to be built in Dubai. This immaculate course enables players of every skills and age level to equally enjoy the 18 holes of a lush green course which features a harmonic mix of flat and hilly terrain with the lengths of 7283 yards (Black Tees), 6785 yards (Blue tees), 6093 yards (Sliver tees) 5516 yards (Red tees) and 5130 yards (Green tees). Burj Khalifa is visible from almost all the holes in the course. This lengthy course is combination of challenging and easy holes. Four shorter par four holes offer both excellent opportunities to score an easy birdie as well as the shocking possibility of shifting one’s score in the opposite direction. The shortest par four is a one wood drive away for a professional golfer but the doglegged fairway having OBs and hazards make 324 yards of this hole a very long journey.
Opening with a beautiful par-4 having 397 yards of distance from black tee featuring exalted pines, Generous landing areas, challenging bunkers, and a protean green all this present setting the stage for what is coming ahead. Presence of an odd number of stroke index i.e. 11 on tee number 1 shows the front nine is difficult set of holes. Hole number 2 is a beautiful par 3 with 164 yards distance. First par 5 comes at hole number five, SI 1 of hole # 5 declares it the most difficult hole of the course which makes it complicated playing 540 yards with 5 strokes to finish. Hole number 8 is the longest one, 605 yards. Last hole of front nine is par three where there one must land on the green to avoid the large water hazard covering almost 210 yards of total 220 between tee and green.
Back nine start with a small distant but challenging par 4 of 380 yards. 10th hole- SI 4- is the longest hole of the back nine covering 593 yards. Having bunkers, roughs, and water hazards last nine are the perfect picture of the architect’s genius. This side is larger as compared to front nine, Its length is 3766 yards , natural terrain and sandy hills are used to make lush green fairway and roughs with considerable number of trees while taking into account the ocean breezes.
7 nights bed &breakfast in a twin / double room
Saturday / Sunday tickets to Dubai Desert Classic
3 rounds of golf
Return airport transfers
Return transfers between hotel and golf course
Buggies & range balls included at all golf courses.
Prize Giving Meal