Dubai Hills Golf Club

4.4
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9 reviews
Recommended
$$$
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About

Voted "World’s Best New Golf Course" in 2019 and fully deserving of that accolade

Located just 15 minutes from the centre of Dubai, Dubai Hills Golf Club is an immaculate championship standard golf course that instantly established itself in the top echelon of Dubai golf courses once it opened for play in 2018. Recognised as the "World’s Best New Golf Course" at the 2019 World Golf Awards, it's an outstanding, eminently playable layout that features a harmonic mix of flat and hilly terrain, man-made water hazards and some spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa.

The Front Nine

After a gentle par-4 with a wide fairway and an uphill approach to a generous putting surface, followed by a very pretty par-3 requiring a carry over a sandy valley of shrubs to an elevated green, things just keep getting better and better.

The unusual 3rd offers a classic risk/reward conundrum: go straight for supplementary sliver of fairway in front of the green, or play it safe down the left to the plateaued fairway followed by a wedge over the sandy wasteland on your approach. The former option is fraught with danger, so consider yourself warned. Either way, the undulating paspalum green makes no promises of safely getting down in two.

By the time you reach the 5th tee, which plays directly towards the Burj Khalifa and will have most of us reaching for a camera, you know you're in the midst of something special. Ideally your drive at the 540-yard par 5 will carry the pair of bunkers sat menacingly the middle of the fairway, leaving you to decide whether to attempt to carry another mid-fairway sand trap of lay up short and accept reaching the green in regulation.

The 6th is a dreamy, driveable par-4 that plays uphill to a backdrop of villas, and despite a cluster of fairway bunkers and a heavily contoured green, it's a decent opportunity for a birdie. You might give back a shot if you fail to carry the bunker in front of the 7th green, a challenging dogleg par-4, while water comes into play for the first time on the meandering par-5 8th, running all the way up the right hand side.

At an epic 604 yards, your ambitions should be limited to safely reaching the putting surface in regulation, and your best bet is to stay left, for obvious reasons. Not too far left though - you don't want to leave yourself with a tricky downhill chip to a quick green with water lurking behind the hole. The front nine at Dubai Hills Golf Club ends with an achingly beautiful par-3 requiring a long carry over water, but those lacking confidence can play this as a par 4 by making use of the bailout area to the right. 

The Back Nine

After the turn the course feels more like a desert-links affair, with its open feel and the waves and mounds that make up the fairways and rough. If you can thread your way through the narrow gap between the cluster of bunkers just short of the 10th green and you should be in good shape, but there's no equivalent safe passage past the bunker complex just short of the putting surface at the long par-5 11th, where most of us will be laying up and taking the aerial route into the green.

The 13th is a heavily-bunkered par-3 with a lone tree guarding the left hand side, while 16th offers more split-fairway fun as you try to stay out of the sandy wasteland that splits the lush green of the paspalum turf in two. The best drive plays to the right of the divide, from where the three bunkers short of the green provide less of a threat, but go too far right and there's water lurking.

The 17th is another par-3 with a nervy water carry required, and even playing this as a par-4 is a challenge, and finding the long narrow bunker that snakes alongside the green is often the lesser of two evils. The last is a very challenging par-4 that requires two mighty, accurate blows to stand a chance of reaching the peninsula green.

There's actually more room to play with than there seems, but unless you connect well with your approach you'll find trouble of some sort. Holing out in front of the inevitable onlookers from the clubhouse isn't easy either, as some heavy contouring can force you to be putting at odd angles relative to the hole. Make par here and you'll definitely have earned that post-round beer.

The Facilities

The large Arabian-themed clubhouse is impressive, with the reception feeling like a 5-star hotel and a range of options for food and drink, including a sports bar and a lovely veranda area from where you can enjoy others attempting to tame the bumps and hollows of the 18th green. Green fees include GPS-equipped carts, tees, pencils, and access to the practice range, and represent good value for money given how impressive the course is.

Overall, we highly recommend booking a tee time at Dubai Hills Golf Club if you're planning a golf holiday in Dubai.

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Reviews

4.4 out of 5 · 9 reviews
Course Condition
4.9
Facilities
4.6
Pace of Play
4.1
Quality of Service
4.2
Overall Experience
4.4
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Matthew Snell, Mar 19, 2023

Very enjoyable round of golf

Great course in beautiful condition and very quick greens. Very good facilities, but cannot use Driver on range
Alfred Kotouczek-Zeise, Feb 14, 2023

Very Nice, easy to play Great facilities

Well Maintend, wide fairways easy to play, súper fast greens, Clubhouse wonderful, good Service, But remember that u habe to Call a Taxi by yourself, They
Rena, Nov 30, 2022

Great

The course is Great to Play Fairways and Greens are in excellence condition I think one of the best in Dubai. . Facility is great and the staff very very polite I am coming every year

Course Info

Key Facts

Holes
18
Established
2018
Availability
Open every day
Group Size
1 - 4 players
Type
Parkland
Designer
European Golf Design
Fairways
Paspalum Platinum
Greens
Paspalum Platinum

Notable Awards

United Arab Emirates' Best Golf Course
World Golf Awards (2021)
World’s Best New Golf Course
World Golf Awards (2019)

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
7283 yds
74.8
138
Blue
72
6785 yds
72.5
134
Silver
72
6093 yds
69.2
128
Red (W)
72
5513 yds
71.5
126

Technical Difficulty

Moderate

Handicap Requirements

There are no handicap requirements at Dubai Hills Golf Club.

Prices

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Course Location

Address

Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (15 mins from downtown Dubai)

Nearby Airports

Dubai International Airport (DXB)
21.9 km
Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)
24.4 km
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT)
90.2 km
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
94.5 km

Nearby Attractions

Gold And Diamond Park Mall
4.2 km
Mall of the Emirates
4.6 km
Ski Dubai
4.8 km
Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai
4.8 km
Dubai Butterfly Garden
4.9 km

Weather Forecast for Dubai Hills Golf Club

Tomorrow
Clear
32°C
26°C
30%
20 km/h
Tuesday
Clouds
35°C
27°C
29%
26 km/h
Wednesday
Clouds
28°C
25°C
54%
21 km/h

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