European Tour Properties add two further Dubai Golf destinations

11 February 2019

Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek & Yacht Club, both located in Dubai, have been added to European Tour Properties’ network of world class Destinations.

The venues join Jumeirah Golf Estates to become the second and third Destinations in the United Arab Emirates, with all three being managed under the umbrella of Dubai Golf.

Emirates Golf Club is one of the world’s most prominent venues, hosting the European Tour’s longest-running Middle East event, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, for 28 of the 30 editions.

The venue features The Faldo Course, the Par 3 Academy Course and The Majlis Course, which is the flagship championship layout and host of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, won last month by Bryson DeChambeau.

The Majlis was originally designed by Karl Litten and was the first grassed course in the Middle East, taking its name from the Arabic word for ‘meeting place’.

In addition to world class golf facilities, Emirates Golf Club offers six dining options including the Roseleaf Café and the renowned Carine, a French Mediterranean restaurant, along with various sporting activities such as tennis, padel tennis, squash, fitness classes and a luxurious spa, allowing guests to relax away from the golf course.

Dubai Creek & Yacht Club’s Championship Course is the stand-out feature of the venue, a par 71 layout which has hosted the Dubai Desert Classic on two occasions and provides players with a memorable round that takes in views of its creek and various lakes.

The venue also boasts a floodlit nine-hole Par 3 Course, which is perfect for golfers of all abilities to hone their skills, as well as a fun mini golf course.

Away from the course, visitors can dine in one of six outlets, or partake in such varied activities as yoga, swimming or sailing, on one of the Yacht Club’s charters.

Iain McInally, Head of European Tour Properties, said: “It is with great pride that we welcome Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek & Yacht Club to our network.

“Having hosted an event on the European Tour on 28 occasions, Emirates Golf Club is a true world class venue which has witnessed many of the world’s greatest players walk its fairways.

“Dubai Creek & Yacht Club is also a stunning venue which offers more than just golf and is recognised as one of Dubai’s finest venues.”

Christopher May, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Golf, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with European Tour Properties across our three destinations to include Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club in addition to Jumeirah Golf Estates.

“Dubai Golf has a long-standing relationship with the European Tour, as proud hosts of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Race to Dubai finale at the DP World Tour Championship.

“This new affiliation cements our already strong bond, and we look forward to a co-operative future with European Tour Properties.”

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Picture caption: Ian Knox, European Tour Properties Director of Operations, and Christopher May, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Golf.

About The European Tour
The European Tour celebrates men’s professional golf on a global stage, combining innovation, diversity and world-class golf.

In 2019, the European Tour International Schedule will feature a minimum of 48 tournaments in 31 countries, including eight Rolex Series events, all part of the Race to Dubai.

Celebrating the global connectivity of the European Tour and Dubai, the Race to Dubai is a season-long competition to crown the European Tour’s Number One player, an honour which in 2018 went to Italy’s Francesco Molinari for the first time, and which, since 2009, has also been achieved three times by Rory McIlroy, twice by Henrik Stenson, and once each by Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Tommy Fleetwood.

Since its formation in 1972, the European Tour has witnessed 28 Members celebrate a total of 54 Major Championship titles between them, enjoyed 11 Members attaining the pinnacle of World Number One and has celebrated its diversity as players from 36 different countries have won on the Tour.
The European Tour also manages the developmental Challenge Tour and the Staysure Tour (formerly known as the Senior Tour) which is the men’s professional golf tour for members aged 50 and older.

The European Tour is also the Managing Partner of Ryder Cup Europe, the body which, alongside the PGA of America, administers golf’s greatest team contest, The Ryder Cup. In 2018, the 42nd staging of the biennial contest between Europe and the United States of America took place at Le Golf National, France, from September 28-30. Europe were the victors with a score of 17.5-10.5.

The European Tour broadcasts live coverage of its tournaments to more than 490 million homes in more than 150 countries every week, generating in excess of 2,200 global broadcast hours for each event. It also enjoys the support of many of the world’s leading business brands with Rolex, BMW, Dubai Duty Free, Emirates, Hilton and Titleist as Official Partners.

About European Tour Properties
European Tour Properties is a global network of over 30 world-class golf venues across more than 20 countries on three continents, which all have a close relationship with the European Tour, one of the game’s foremost organisations.

The network includes some of the most prestigious golf and lifestyle resorts in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and Russia, with many of the venues home to courses which consistently feature prominently in international rankings. European Tour Destinations also host an array of prestigious tournaments, including the Ryder Cup and DP World Tour Championship.

The network also boasts the only two European Tour Performance Institutes in the world, at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort in Provence, and Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. The ETPI bases at both venues use the world class knowledge of the European Tour’s medical and performance services team and the latest in swing technology to improve the game of golfers of all abilities.


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