Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport and has become an international hub for travel. For the busy traveler who is routing through Dubai, The Track, Meydan Golf is ideal. 15 minutes from the airport and built in the heart of downtown Dubai, this 9 hole course is the best way to experience golf in Dubai in a short time. Forget paying to go up the Burj Khalifa, the real view of Dubai is the approach to hole number 4 with a breathtaking view of the Dubai skyline. The course is also floodlit so can be played until nearly midnight giving a whole different perspective to the meaning of night golf.
Being the UAE’s only pay and play facility with a relaxed and fun no barriers and no membership policy, Meydan has a very different feel to most golf courses in Dubai, however, maintain standards worthy of any Troon Golf facility worldwide. The carts come equipped with the latest GPS, displaying an interactive hole by hole guide of the course with distances updating to the green in real time. The course itself provides a great test to any standard of golfer with 5 different tee positions. 18 holes from the championship tees stretches the yardage to 7,412 yards but 9 holes from the forward tees gives the beginner or social golfer a great introduction to the game. Course architect Peter Harradine has created a recognizable 9-hole classic which has been voted in the Top 10 nine-hole golf courses in the world. The Bermuda grass layout also has six natural lakes, coming into play on several approaches so be sure to buy plenty of balls from the Pro Shop!
The popular Qube sports bar provides the perfect retreat after your game or even for a social beverage. The main attraction being the huge 4 sided “Qube” mega screens for live sports in addition to the 16 x 32 inch TV’s for coverage of every sport you can possibly imagine. There are daily deals on food and beverage with happy hours, ladies nights and industry offers for all.
To check in and for all your golfing needs be sure to visit the Meydan Golf Pro Shop. As Adidas distributor the Pro Shop offers all of the latest clubs, apparel and accessories from Taylor Made, Adidas and Adams Golf as well as Dubai World Cup Merchandise. Competitively priced and with plenty of great advice available, the Pro Shop is the true hub of any great Golf Club.
Finally the Meydan Academy by Troon has started to build up quite the reputation. Led by Head Golf Professional, Craeg Deery, the academy hosts 9 busy instructors. Having studied Golf Management with the PGA at the University of Birmingham, Craeg has been in the Middle East for nearly 10 years helping to build an Academy and instruction programmes perfect for all. Whether it is one lesson or a package of nine, there is so much to learn from this outstanding team. They not only offer group and individual lessons at the floodlit range but also have offerings to host and teach on the golf course where the all important scores can be reduced.
For more details on golf courses in Dubai, check out this guide to UAE signature holes.