JA The Resort Golf Course

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Driving Range, JA The Resort Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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About

A charming, high-quality 9-hole parkland course kept in immaculate condition

Voted Best Nine Hole Golf Course in the Middle East in 2015 and a stalwart of the Dubai golf scene since it opened in 1998, the Peter Harradine-designed JA The Resort Golf Course is an iconic 9-hole championship layout that plays host to the world’s best players as a curtain raiser for the The Dubai Desert Classic. A charming parkland course built around a large saltwater lake, its wooden gazebos, free roaming peacocks and wonderful sea views are reminiscent of a secret garden.

Thanks to the four tee options, the course is accessible to players of all abilities, but the strategic bunkering and unpredictable sea breezes mean you’ve got a challenge on your hands as you negotiate its well-maintained Paspalum greens and Bermuda fairways.

After a gentle opener with a wide open fairway, and a large, inviting green that slopes back to front, the second is a theoretically driveable short par 4. You’d have to carry water, trees and sand to make the green, while hoping your ball doesn’t run on into the new lake beyond, but it’s just about possible.

The par-3 that follows looks like a birdie opportunity until you start trying to master the tricky contours of the large putting surface; unless you stick your tee shot close, two putts here is no mean feat.

The approach to the 4th is a highlight, requiring a nervy carry over both a saltwater lake and a cavernous greenside bunker, while massive bunkers just short of the putting surface at the twin par 4s that follow stand ready to punish any undercooked second shot.

There are great views on offer from the elevated tee at the par-3 8th, the highest point of the course, and the hole itself is a stunner, with a semi-island green protected by a large sand trap to the right. Picking the right club to match the breezy conditions is key. 

The last hole, a short par 5, plays from an island tee box to a narrow fairway bordered by trees and dusty wasteland. There’s not much room for error, but if you can go straight and long, there’s a chance to be putting for eagle if your second can sneak between the twin bunkers guarding the entrance to the green.

The Facilities

The extensive practice facilities at JA The Resort Golf Course include a floodlit driving range with bunkers and target greens, a practice green and even a pitching green where you can get a feel for the sand traps you’ll no doubt encounter on the course. The Leadbetter Golf Academy offers lessons, and includes an indoor ‘Swing Room’ offering the latest in video analysis.

The resort itself is one of the emirate’s best loved, boasting four hotels, 800 metres of private beach, and over 1 million square metres of leisure facilities. With seven swimming pools, a watersports centre, spa, and a wide selection of restaurants and bars, there’s plenty to keep non-golfers occupied as you tackle the course.

An idyllic parkland course kept in immaculate condition, you’ll wish there were more than the nine hugely enjoyable holes. Whether you’re staying at the excellent resort itself or making the short drive from downtown Dubai, The JA The Resort Golf Course is a course that demands to be included on any Dubai golf holiday.

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5 out of 5 · 1 review
Course Condition
5
Facilities
5
Pace of Play
5
Quality of Service
5
Overall Experience
5
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Michelle Garcia, Oct 15, 2019

Excellent place. Worth spending money. Great service.

Having played golf during the Dubai summer months, I am convinced that the JA Golf Resort is the best course for casual play. They are very kind and welcoming. Carts also have blankets, drinks and extra water cooler, plus fruit for any golfer. During the play, cold towels are offered by the marshalls, which are the mainstay of the course.

Course Info

Key Facts

Holes
9
Established
1998
Availability
Closed on Wednesdays
Group Size
1 - 4 players
Type
Parkland
Designer
Peter Harradine
Fairways
Bermuda
Greens
Paspalum

Notable Awards

World's Best 9 Hole Golf Course
World Golf Awards (2022)

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
Blue
35
2933 yds
35.4
140
White
35
2686 yds
33.4
132
Red (W)
35
2394 yds
35.3
132

Technical Difficulty

Easy/Moderate

Course Location

Address

Jebel Ali PO 9255, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (30 mins from downtown Dubai)

Nearby Airports

Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)
14.4 km
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
46.7 km
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
70.8 km

Nearby Attractions

Bollywood Parks Dubai
7.3 km
Dubai Parks and Resorts
7.3 km
Motiongate Dubai
7.3 km
Riverland Dubai
7.6 km
LEGOLAND Dubai
7.8 km

Weather Forecast for JA The Resort Golf Course

Tomorrow
Clouds
31°C
26°C
43%
25 km/h
Tuesday
Clouds
33°C
26°C
44%
22 km/h
Wednesday
Clear
27°C
25°C
50%
21 km/h

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