Arabian Ranches Golf Club

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2 reviews
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Green, Clubhouse, Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Approach, Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Approach, Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Green, Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Green, Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Green, Bunker, Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Green, Arabian Ranches Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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About

Dubai's only true desert-style course is a real treat

An Ian Baker-Finch creation located within easy reach of the attractions of Dubai, the Arabian Ranches Golf Club is an 18-hole desert-style course spread over 250 acres, split evenly between lush, irrigated platinum paspalum grass and the indigenous sandy wasteland that's synonymous with the area. Opened in 2004 and extensively upgraded in 2019, it's a free flowing and aesthetically pleasing layout, offering a genuine challenge to golfers of all abilities. 

More importantly, it's really fun to play. The fairways are largely generous, although anything less than straight can leave you with an awkward approach; veer further off course and you'll have to contend with the shrubs and bushes that dot the extensive wasteland.

There's plenty of bunkers too, although unusually they are all deemed as waste areas meaning you don't get penalised for grounding your club. This is a welcome rule, since you're unlikely to get through all 18 holes without having to play out of a sand trap, and on occasion there's even a risk of an over-hit putt finding a bunker. 

There are some great holes. The 9th is a long par-4 that plays to a heavily-contoured green with stunning views of the clubhouse in the background, while the enjoyable par-5 13th twists and turns through the desert as you make your way towards a gorgeous, amphitheatre-like green.

Hardest of all is the par-4 5th, which looks innocuous enough from the tee but usually plays into the wind. You'll want to be long off the tee, but the further you go, the narrower the fairway, and with trees to the right and sandy wasteland to the left, there's little margin for error. The green is large but narrow, with steep drop-offs either side, and even if you can find the putting surface in regulation you're by no means guaranteed par thanks to the deceptive, subtle breaks.

Facilities

The facilities at Arabian Ranches are superb, with a world-class practice facility available for golfers who wish to warm up before they play, and a golf academy on site for those last minute check ups.

The beautifully-designed Spanish colonial clubhouse offers everything you could need with dining and catering facilities that are second to none, with a large terrace overlooking both the 9th and 18th greens the perfect place to enjoy a post-round beer or two. The Ranches restaurant offers a wide range of local and international cuisine, while the Nezesaussi Grill is a sports bar offering tasty snacks and cold beers.

For those looking to stay overnight at Arabian Ranches Golf Club, there are 11 en-suite rooms for hire within the clubhouse itself, each offering panoramic views of the course and service of the highest levels. A great option for those wishing to wake up early for a second round of golf before continuing their Dubai golf holiday.

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Reviews

4 out of 5 · 2 reviews
Course Condition
4
Facilities
4
Pace of Play
4.5
Quality of Service
4
Overall Experience
4
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Ernst Huber, May 07, 2023

A bit below the standard of Emirates and Jumeirah golf clubs.

Course needs some work in many areas however the greens are in very good condition but not very fast.
Simon P, Feb 28, 2019

Lovely Course

I really enjoyed playing this course - its an interesting layout and it will definitely test your game, especially when the wind blows

Course Info

Key Facts

Holes
18
Established
2004 (renovated 2019)
Availability
Open every day
Group Size
1 - 4 players
Type
Desert
Designer
Ian Baker-Finch
Fairways
Platinum Paspalum
Greens
Platinum Paspalum

Amenities

Golf Carts
Night Golf
Locker Room
Caddies
Pro Shop
Restaurant
Driving Range
Club Hire
Spa & Massage
Practice Green
Shoe Hire
Accommodation
Golf Lessons

Scorecard Summary

Tee
Par
Length
CR
SR
Black
72
7691 yds
76.9
137
Gold
72
7092 yds
74.3
131
Blue
72
6531 yds
71.3
125
Red (W)
72
5503 yds
71.6
120

Technical Difficulty

Moderate/Hard

Handicap Requirements

There are no handicap requirements at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Prices

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Course Location

Address

Arabian Ranches, Emirates Road, 36700, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (25 mins from downtown Dubai)

Nearby Airports

Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)
20.9 km
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
25.9 km
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
91.8 km
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT)
92.1 km

Nearby Attractions

Dubai Butterfly Garden
2.6 km
Dubai Miracle Garden
2.8 km
Dubai Autodrome
3.3 km
Global Village
4.4 km
IMG Worlds of Adventure
5.8 km

Weather Forecast for Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Tomorrow
Clear
34°C
26°C
24%
18 km/h
Tuesday
Clouds
36°C
27°C
25%
26 km/h
Wednesday
Clouds
30°C
24°C
39%
22 km/h

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