The Els Club at Dubai Sports City

The Els Club at Dubai Sports City is yet another candidate for one of the top golf courses in the Emirates.  It’s link-style layout incorporates classic design traditions with lush undulating fairways and tricky, sloping greens. Sand dunes and native desert grasses sprinkled throughout offer a genuine feeling of playing golf in the desert. Steep greenside bunkers and grass swales radiate out around the greens making each hole a challenge right up until the ball has made it onto the putting surface.

Even then, the large firm greens should not be under estimated, making it imperative to study the pin location before playing your approach shot. Four sets of tees accommodate golfers of all skill levels and abilities, making the course a popular destination for single figure golfers as well as higher handicappers.

Designed by Ernie Els, former US Open and Open Championship winner. Ernie has a passion for the great links courses of the UK, where he has won two of his four major championships, and in creating The Els Club he set about recreating some of these design features in a desert landscape. Thus a ‘desert links’ was born, one that was quickly named ‘best new international course’ by the prestigious US magazine, Links. The beautiful landscaping and flowers are a great distraction, if your golf isn’t going quite to plan!

For more information about golfing holidays in Dubai and playing at the Els Club, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our golf holidays team.



In our opinion: Lush grass and wide fairways lull you into a false sense of security. As soon as you make the first green you will see this course is not an easy ride. The impressive clubhouse and warm welcome make this one of our favourite destinations in Dubai.

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The Els Club Course Information

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Type: Desert Links
  • Length
  • Mens Black: 7530 yds
  • Mens Blue: 6829 yds
  • Mens White: 6242 yds
  • Ladies Red: 5343 yds


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  • Academy
  • Bar
  • Driving range
  • Putting Green
  • Club hire
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  • Restaurants
  • Guest wifi