Jebel Ali Golf Resort is a 9 hole championship layout in the city of Dubai.
The resort itself is idyllic and the par 36 course that was designed by Peter Harradine opened in 1998. The Dubai hotel course has played host to the world´s best players as a curtain raiser for the European Tour Event, The Dubai Desert Classic.
The uniqueness of each hole is a real delight, with the use of exotic trees, natural and indigenous desert flora, saltwater lake make for an eye-catching and exciting round for every level of golfer. The wooden gazebos, free roaming peacocks and wonderful seas views provide the course with a very unique character and charm that sets it aside from many of the golf courses in Dubai.
The golf course is set in the grounds of the Hotel and provides guests with the perfect course to enjoy during their holiday in Dubai.
For those that prefer to play 18 holes, the course design includes the option of 4 tees creating multiple options for the play of each hole. Unpredictable wind conditions, due to the sea breezes ensure that the golfer will be challenged on every single hole.
The first tee is a real delight, with views of the hotels harbor distracting the golfer from the task of finding the fairway. The aptly named, Marina Bay, is a real 3 shot par 5. The fairway bottlenecks narrowly at the landing area and the second shot should be played short of the lake that protects the front of the green.
The fourth is a true test of golfing ability and makes sure that the golfer is tested at every turn. From the tee you have to focus on purely on hitting the fairway, which is protected with out of bounds tight left and the right by heavy rough and palm trees. The second shot must be played short of the saltwater lake leaving a third into a green that is protected by a cavernous bunker to the right and trees to the left and the rear. The hole is made tougher by the afternoon wind, which blows straight into your face the length of the hole.
The par 3, eight provides the golfer with possible the best views on the course. From the highest point on the course you can see the imposing hotel and the sea. It is also the best viewpoint to take in the entire course.
Its a tough par 3, although only 177 yards, from the elevated tee club selection is the key to making a par. The green is well protected by the lake, the desert waste area and a bunker to the right. The judgment of the wind is the vital ingredient to making par on this stunning hole.