#UAEbest18: A Signature Hole Guide

With so many world-class golf courses to choose from in the UAE, and all within two hours from Dubai International Airport, it can be hard to pick one to play. We have compiled a UAE signature hole guide to help you choose. We’ve also teamed up with UAE golf courses to provide you with the chance to win a four-ball at 15 of UAE’s top golf courses. The grand prize is four VIP tickets to DP World!

Yas Links: Excellent Links Course Architecture

Yas Links in Abu Dhabi

Yas Links, ranked 46th in the world this year by Golf Digest, truly is a must-play when you come to town. The Abu Dhabi golf course is based on Yas Island and is part of a huge Arabian Gulf entertainment development. On this island, that can be reached by boat, plane or car, is The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Stadium, Yas Waterworld, and Yas Viceroy where many of the UAE’s biggest acts perform in concert.

This world-class championship golf course was designed by Kyle Phillips, also designed Kingsbarn just outside St Andrews in Scotland, currently ranked 69th in the world this year by Golf Digest. The championship course is located on the west shores of Yas Island and includes a 5,750 m2 (57,000 ft2) luxurious clubhouse and world-class, floodlit practice ranges and academy of golf. Phillips transformed the course from desert to links by using two million cubic yards of sand dredged from an adjacent marina to and give the layout the shape and contour, then covering everything with Paspalum turf. In the words of Golf Digest Middle East:

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Bali Welcomes Bukit Pandawa Golf Course

Bukit Pandawa Golf Course Sea View

Welcome Bali’s latest addition and only 18 hole championship-caliber par-3 golf course on the Island – Bukit Pandawa Golf Course. Bali’s newest arrival is now the most southern golf course on the peninsula, looking out onto the world-famous surf breaks of Bukit Peninsula. 10 of the 18 holes have views of the Indonesian Ocean, while other fairways offer backdrops of historical architectural ruins. The golf course emerges from limestone landscape. Characterized by its elevated ridges, weaving cliff edges, and laid with Paspalum grass. The challenges of this course are defined by the intricate greens complexes and rock outcroppings. Although it differs in many ways from the other five courses Bali now offers, it still maintains its natural landscape theme.

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Travel Stories: A Foodie on the Fairways

Pearl Valley Golf Club Fairway & Bridge

At golfscape, we like to send our in-house experts out into the field and explore all parts unknown of the destinations we serve from the golf to the culture. Therefore, It wasn’t hard for the team to convince our co-founder at golfscape, Michael, to get on a plane and spend the weekend exploring Cape Town during April’s Autumn harvest season. Michael happens to be the best golfer on our team but his passion for the sport is being rivaled in recent years by his love for food.

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Discover Cape Town

Discover Cape Town

Cape Town is rich with history and beauty. A landscape that has some amazing natural sites, with the large Table Mountain and stunning waterfront. The history of South Africa is brought to life with the museums located throughout Cape Town. Here are a few of the key locations in Cape Town, including a few golf courses.

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Sport in Dubai

Sport in Dubai

Golf in Dubai, as we have mentioned, has improved massively. But it isn’t just golf that is thriving in Dubai, sport as a whole is blossoming.

Horse Racing

The Dubai World Cup was first held in 1996, and is an annual horse racing race. In 2010, the prize money was raised to $10 million dollars, and one of the past winners includes horse racing legend Frankie Dettori.

The race is held at the Meydan Racecourse, which also features a golf course, The Track, Meydan Golf. As well as this race, there are loads of horse racing events throughout the year, and Camel racing offers a unique and exciting alternative.

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The Most Expensive Courses in the World

Trump National Golf Club

Golf is a game enjoyed all over the world by both players and fans. Many of whom enjoy to travel overseas to boost adrenaline into their golfing adventures. If you’re one of these, you may have walked the same steps as some very well known names. It’s no red carpet, but nonetheless is still pretty damn cool! There is a handful of luxurious golf courses around the world, all of which are of the highest pedigree. Unsurprisingly, these courses are very popular hot spots for both professional golfers and celebrities, all those who wish to hone their skills with the iron.

We have found out which of the world’s golf courses ask for a hefty fee and which celebrities have taken on these challenges

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Other Than Golf: Dubai Edition

The Landscape of Dubai

The landscape of Dubai has changed drastically over the past five years. This has completely transformed the experience of a trip to Dubai, as it is now something very different to what it used to be. Too often dubbed a ‘melting pot’ for many different cultures, the term fails the true environment of Dubai, which shouldn’t just be known as a mixture of other places, but a world of its own.

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Modern Golfer Travel Essentials

Modern Golfer Travel Essentials

The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top of it. – Pete Dye, Golf Architect

But whatever lies next to conquer as your golf version of “Everest,” the most essential quality after adaptability is a high level of preparedness. That’s why we have curated a collection of the must-have travel accessories that will help you make the most of your next destination golf experience.

Make Sure Your Clubs Get There Safely          Play Global and Track Every Shot


Playing a new course that you want to track shots on and save forever? The Arccos Golf Tracking System (R) will make the most of your experience using the swing you have. It does so with an army of 14 sensors that attach to each of your clubs and talk to the companion app while you play. Using GPS info from your phone, it knows how far you’re hitting each club, as well as how far you are from the green, and can use that to make in-round club recommendations (right on your wrist if you’re wearing an Apple Watch).

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Top 100 Golf Courses of the World

Cypress Point Golf Club

Today we are making a review of the top 100 golf courses, for those who love the mix between legendary designs, landscape and prestigious tournaments held on them.

Although almost half of the golf courses around the world are placed in the United States with 6 listed on the top 10, there is light for other golf courses. Scotland has 2 in the top 10, followed by Northern Ireland and Australia with one golf course each.

In the top 100:
– USA (47)
– Scotland (12)
– England (10)
– Australia (7)
– Ireland (5)
– New Zealand and Japan (3)
– Canada, France, Spain and Mexico (2)
– China, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Wales and South Africa (1)

1st: Pine Valley Golf Course
2nd: Cypress Point
3rd: Royal County Down
4th: St Andrews (Old Course)
5th:  Shinnecocks Hills

Visit the entire list made by @top100golf and discover the most awarded golf courses around the world.

However, there is another list of golf courses that truly worth visiting. Visit golfscape to book your tee times on the most amazing golf destinations. Places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bali, Phuket, California, Barcelona, or Costa del Sol in Spain are waiting for you to be discovered.

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