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Trump International Golf Club

4.3
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11 reviews
Recommended
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About

A links-inspired masterpiece whose undulating topography sets it apart from other Dubai golf courses

A welcome addition to the Dubai golf scene in 2016, Trump International Golf Club Dubai is the brainchild of designer Gil Hanse, creator of the Rio Olympic Golf Course, who has come up with something of a masterpiece here. Although not technically a links course, the undulating fairways, generous open spaces and clever use of contouring mean that the Trump International Golf Club Dubai bears a definite resemblance to an old-school Scottish course.

While Trump International Golf Club Dubai is a fun golf course to play, it's tough to score well the first time around. It's only after a few rounds that you'll start to get to grips with its myriad of tricky challenges, as the nooks, crannies and hollows of this special course gradually make themselves understood. However, the joy of encountering this spectacular course for the first time definitely outweighs the odd blemish on your scorecard.

The front nine holes at Trump International are framed by villas and apartments while the second set of nine holes is surrounded by a housing estate, while this backdrop may not be appeal to everyone, the superb quality of the course itself more than makes up for it, and if you squint a little you can imagine that the apartment blocks are grandstands, giving certain holes a stadium feel.

The Front Nine

The first plays uphill to a fairway of rolling waves that collide into two large mounds just short of the tabletop green. Reaching the green and staying on it are two different things here, with the putting surface sloping away down to a series of hollows that can ensnare even the most promising of approaches.

The long, snaking par-5 that follows, with its undulating fairway that narrows en route to heavily contoured green that juts out into a man-made lake, is proof enough that you're playing a special course.

There's no bunkers at the longish par-3 that follows, but your tee shot must flirt with water en route to yet another green with some serious contouring, and that's followed by the hardest hole on the course, a 498-yard par-4 that twists and turns through the sandy wasteland and requires a long drive over both water and the barranca to stand a chance at reaching the green in regulation.

The 5th offers some respite. It's a long par-3 that favours a draw into yet another undulating green, but there's some welcome room for error here, with the banking on the right helping anything short feed towards the putting surface.

The tee shot at the 7th is particularly daunting, with the perfect shot needing to clear the barranca that runs all the way down the left side of a fairway that itself slopes towards danger. The second is played downhill to a ridged, two-tier green that's guarded short and left by a cluster of bunkers. You should be proud of a par here.

The 8th is a driveable par-4 with a gorgeous, rolling fairway that leads to a small, well-guarded green that moves quickly from back to front, while par-5 9th plays back towards the clubhouse, its initially generous fairway narrowing around lake as it winds its way towards another two-tier green, this time protected by a series of hollows and a bunker just in front.

The Back Nine

There's more of the signature links-style undulations on the 10th, a tough par-4 that usually plays into the wind, while the contouring of the fairway at the 11th usually works in your favour, tending to feed anything slightly off line back towards the centre of the fairway. Go too far off line however, and you'll be struggling from the sandy wasteland that runs all the way up the right hand side to the deceptive green.

The par-4 12th clocks in at an eminently driveable 287 yards, offering even the average golfer the chance to be putting for eagle if the ball catches enough of a downslope to make it up the bank in front of the green, but even if you're short you should have a shot at birdie as there are no sand traps in evidence.

The same can't be said for the final par-5 on the course, the 599-yard 13th, where twin pot bunkers wait in the middle of the fairway for any lay-ups, and the green itself is surrounded by a semi-circle bunker that can easily unnerve you into going too long, from where getting up and down is a real challenge.

The 15th is a bunker-free short par-3 where the challenge is avoiding the sharp run-offs left and right of the green, while the doglegging 16th requires finding a meandering fairway and playing a blind approach to a tricky, raised green.

The last two holes are a real highlight. The 17th is a 156-yard par 3 that plays from an elevated tee to a postage stamp green that rises elegantly from the surrounding native wasteland and makes for an intimidating target, while the best advice you can get before tackling the 425-yard par 4 that completes the round is quite simple: don't go left.

With the hole doglegging around a man-made lake running from tee to green, this is easier said than done, not least because there's equal pressure not to go right, as doing so only brings the water in play for a tricky approach that will have to contend with the fact that the landscape slopes away towards the drink. It's a fun, but nervy ending, and many a bogey here will feel like a triumph.

The Facilities

As you would expect from a new golf course in Dubai, the facilities at Trump International Golf Club are excellent. 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. Including a round here on your Dubai golf holiday will certainly not disappoint.

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Reviews

4.3 out of 5 · 11 reviews
Course Condition
4.3
Facilities
4.2
Pace of Play
4.3
Quality of Service
4.4
Overall Experience
4.3
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Ernst Huber, May 08, 2023

I truly enjoyed all the services including the restaurant

I played the Faldo course, Earth Course, Dubai Creek, Arabian ranches but I like the Trump course the best. Tip top condition and the fastest greens of all the courses.
Artem G, Feb 14, 2023

Grass and sand

The course is OK, but compared to other courses in Dubai, nothing to highlight here. Pretty unemotional. Clubhouse is nice, though, and the restaurant is very good.
Philip, Jan 12, 2023

Fantastic course

Found it more challenging than in looked, which was caused by all the undulations. Greens were lightening fast at nearly professional speeds, which proved very challenging.

Course Info

Key Facts

Holes
18
Established
2000
Availability
Open every day
Group Size
1 - 4 players
Type
Links
Designer
Gil Hanse
Fairways
Bermuda
Greens
Bermuda

Notable Awards

United Arab Emirates' Best 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
Black
71
7229 yds
73.6
133
Gold
71
6839 yds
72.0
129
Blue
71
6406 yds
70.0
125
Red (W)
71
5119 yds
68.4
119

Technical Difficulty

Moderate

Handicap Requirements

There are no handicap requirements at Trump International Golf Club.

Prices

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Equipment Hire

Item
Price
Club Hire
TaylorMade Stealth clubs; 1 sleeve of TP5 balls included
Shoe Hire
Adidas-branded golf shoes
Prices for equipment hire are set by the course and subject to change. Billed in AED.

Course Location

Address

DAMAC Hills, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (30 mins from Dubai International Airport)

Nearby Airports

Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)
17.5 km
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
29.4 km
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
88.4 km
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT)
95.5 km

Nearby Attractions

Dubai Autodrome
3.5 km
Dubai Miracle Garden
4.1 km
Dubai Butterfly Garden
4.2 km
Global Village
7.6 km
IMG Worlds of Adventure
9.1 km

Weather Forecast for Trump International Golf Club

Tomorrow
Clear
41°C
30°C
19%
26 km/h
Wednesday
Clear
42°C
31°C
18%
23 km/h
Thursday
Clear
40°C
31°C
23%
24 km/h

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