The course is a par-71 playing to 7,205 yards from the back tees and will test every element of your game. While many golf courses in the UAE feature spectacular waterfalls and other lavish decoration, Trump International focuses firmly on the golf and there are some tremendous holes to enjoy.
From the first tee you know you are in for a great round of golf thanks to the huge double fairway which is shared with the 9th hole. The fairway is massive, reminiscent on the Old Course, St Andrews and there is nothing else like in the Middle East. The fairways throughout the course provide plenty of change in elevation and there are views to enjoy across the desert.
The fairways are generally wide throughout the course and there is no need to worry about losing balls at Trump International as you will find a scrubby sand area rather than deep rough. However, it is not easy to play from so you must keep the ball in play if you want the chance to make a good approach shot to the green.
The font nine holes at Trump International are framed by villas and apartments while the second set of nine holes is surrounded by a housing estate. It may not be the most visually appealing backdrop to a round of golf but the superb quality of the course itself more than makes up for it.
Trump International is a fun golf course to play and after a few rounds, you will begin to get a feel for the course and record lower scores. However, pay attention to pin placement because the greens can be very tricky with many ups and downs.
As you would expect with a new golf course in Dubai, the facilities are excellent and you know you are stepping into a high class resort. The large clubhouse boasts a terrace restaurant with international menu, casual sports lounge, fitness centre and swimming pool. There is also a pro shop, golf academy, driving range, chipping facility and putting greens.
You simply cannot go wrong with a day of golf at Trump International Golf Club.