The flagship course at Emirates Golf Club, The Majlis championship course is a challenging par 72, 7,301-yard layout. Designed by Florida-based course architect Karl Litten, the original 18 holes
were built in and around the dunes of a beautiful site on the edge of the city of Dubai, donated by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on whose instructions the desert
flora was maintained in its natural state.
Within a month of opening the most important regional golf tournament - the Pan-Arab - was taking place on the newly named Majlis course. The Club's international recognition was confirmed in 1989 with its first European Tour event, the Dubai Desert Classic. Twenty four years later, this tournament reaches hundreds of millions of TV screens around the world, and most of the world's top players, including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, have taken part in what is one of the European PGA Tour's top events.
Arguably the most challenging hole on the course is the par 4, dogleg 8th. Stroke index 3 and playing a full 434 yards, it has the unusual distinction of playing up-hill and requires a long, well directed drive to leave a reasonable second shot to its small, undulating green where the dreaded 3-putt is always a threat. (Ref#: AE708)
The course record for the Majlis course is held by Ernie Els, he shot a 61 on 27th January 1994.
Course accolades include:
• Justin Rose recognises the Majlis 8th hole as one of his top nine favourites holes.
• Top 100 Golf World Ranking 2010, 2011 and 2012
• Best Course Middle East -Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2010
• 'Runner Up' Best Championship course Asia Pacific region- Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2010
• Top 100 Golf Digest Ranking 2009
• Dubai Desert Classic Host course: 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1998, 2001 - 2013
• Dubai Ladies Masters Host course: 2006 - 2012
Duration: Half Day or Full Day
Perfect for: Couples, Families, and Small Groups
Best Enjoyed during: October - May
Suggestion: Combine it with Seaplane Ride or a Culinary Experience