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JANNAH BURJ AL S

Jannah Burj Al Sarab boasts the world's fastest hotel Internet at 1.2Gb per second. The 5-star hotel is a hub that oers business, shopping, cultural and beach experiences in the central business district of Abu Dhabi. Work, Play, Sleep and Spa are the foundations behind the innovative design of each room and suite.

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Jannah Marina Bay Suites is a 4-star stylish venue, set a few steps from the beach front. The accommodation occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2010. A short stroll of 20 minutes will take you to Dubai Marina. Jannah Marina Bay Suites offers a panoramic view to its guests. Individual guestrooms are outfitted in bright décor. Some rooms at Jannah Marina Bay Suites have a view over the sea. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries. There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy

their meal. The hotel offers a beach restaurant serving international cuisine. A variety of dishes are served in Camoon Restaurant & Cafe and Bo House, which are 5 minutes’ walk away. The nearest metro station is Jumeirah Lake Towers, situated 900 meters from the property. A few minutes' drive from Al Maktoum airport. www.jannah-marina-bay-suites.hotels-indubai.org/en


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Elegantly-furnished, Jannah Place Dubai Marina embodies the best of luxury living in the Dubai Marina area. Some units include a seating area where guests can relax, and all units have a flatscreen TV and organic amenities. Elegantlyfurnished, Jannah Place Dubai Marina embodies the best of luxury living in the Dubai Marina area. Some units include a seating area where guests can relax, and all units have a flat-screen TV and organic amenities. With the Jumeirah Lakes

Towers metro station and Dubai Marina Mall close-by, Jannah Marina Bay Suites offers a panoramic view of the marina from its spacious spacious terraces. www.jannah-hotels.com/hotels/jannah-placedubai-marina/en


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JANNAH RESORT & RAS AL KHAIMAH

Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah is United Arab Emirates’ scenic, tranquil oasis in the northernmost emirates. From the scenery of mountains, deserts, mangroves, water sports and white sandy beaches it promises to be the place of off-road adventure and magnificent views for relaxation. Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah is the brand’s first-ever luxury property in the emirate, providing the most conducive spot for a rustic break from the city life - a leisure destination for both locals and tourists. The property is ideally located in Al Mina, Ras Al

Khaimah, 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and three hours from Abu Dhabi. Featuring 19 three bedroom sea view villas, 1 four bedroom beach front villa and 100 cosy apartments. Jannah Resort & Villas applies contemporary interiors in soothing colors, and offers garden views from the villas and marina views from the apartments. www.jannah-hotels.com/hotels/jannah-resortvillas-ras-al-khaimah/en


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ARABIAN  RANCHES

GOLF CLUB The links is an 18 hole, par 72 signature course designed by Ian Baker- Finch in association with Nicklaus Design. Built as a true desert-style grass course, players love the natural flow of the hotels through the sand dunes and wonderful desest landscape, many of which incorporate some truly great design concepts. In 2014, a year of enhancement program was completed, adding spectacular vistas whilst maintaining the integrety of the original design. www.arabianranchesgolfdubai.com


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Welcome to the Claude Harmon Performance Golf Academy Dubai. Our goal is simple, we are here to help you improve your performance on the golf course and lower your scores. Whether you are looking to improve the technical, tactical and physical aspects of your game, our expert coaches are here to guide you every step of the way. From the tee to the gym the Claude Harmon Performance golf team is here to help you play better golf. www.ch3performancegolf.com

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DUBAI CREEK GOLF AND YACHT CLUB


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Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, voted one of the world's 'Top 100 Must-Play Golf Courses', is a resort that incorporates an 18 hole championship golf course, a 9 hole Par 3 course, golf academy, six restaurants and bars, gymnasium, tropical swimming pool, the 223-bedroom Park Hyatt Dubai, 92 residential executive villas and a 121-berth marina. There is a unique charm to Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, nestled between the serene settings of the tranquil Creek and just a 'drive' away from the bustling City Centre. A round of golf at the sporting oasis

in the heart of the city has a distinct aura of a delightful journey across the fabled landscape of Dubai, a city that thrives in all seasons. Well-groomed fairways lined with date palms and coconut trees, attractive water hazards and shrubbery lends a tropical air to the Club's 18-hole, par-71 championship course that rolls into thousands of undulating yards. www.dubaigolf.com/dubai-creek-golfyacht-club.aspx

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EMIRATES GOLF


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Emirates Golf Club offers the sublime international championship Majlis course - 'the desert miracle' - as well as the beautiful and challenging Faldo course. With a rich history and a passionate dedication to service, Emirates Golf Club is the premier golfing destination in Dubai. The Club provides a comprehensive set of services including dining options, event facilities, a modern golf academy, floodlit par-3 course, driving ranges and a pro-shop. www.dubaigolf.com/emirates-golf-club.aspx

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THE MAJLIS COURSE DUBAI 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. The Majlis course has developed a worthy reputation worldwide as a testing layout for even the best golfers. The course features hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna, beautifully complemented by meandering fairways and seven fresh and saltwater lakes. The Majlis, the first grass course in the Middle East, takes its name from the Arabic word for 'meeting place'. One of the most prominent features on the course is the Majlis building itself positioned between the 8th and 9th holes and a Dubai landmark since 1988. www.dubaigolf.com/emirates-golfclub/golf/courses/the-majlis

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A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

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GOLF HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE ITS ORIGINS ON THE WINDSWEPT DUNES OF SCOTLAND’S EAST COAST SOME SEVEN CENTURIES AGO.

he game is believed to have been first played at St Andrews around 1400 AD, while The Old Course at Musselburgh Links, near Edinburgh, is widely accepted to be one of the oldest in the world. Mary, Queen of Scots, reputedly played the course in 1567, taking a somewhat different stance towards the game than her great-great-grandfather, King James II, who banned golf in 1457 because the country’s young archers were practising their swing rather than their aim. Musselburgh no longer hosts The Open, the sport’s oldest Major championship – it did so six times between 1874 and 1889 – but links golf, especially at St Andrews, remains at the heart of the sport, as does the game’s most fervent supporter, Rolex. From historic St Andrews, overlooking the slate expanse of the North Sea, to the azalea-lined Augusta National Golf Club, in Georgia, U.S.A, and Le Golf National in the leafy suburbs of Paris where the 2018 Ryder Cup was staged, golf has become a sport with a truly global reach. Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex has been a key supporter in helping to deliver this ancient game to the modern age, while continuing to champion the traditional values that remain at its essence.

Rolex’s enduring relationship with the game of golf began more than 50 years ago, in 1967, with Arnold Palmer, joined by fellow members of The Big Three, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. These legendary players changed the face of golf forever, and their partnership with Rolex marked the beginnings of a relationship based on a mutual quest for performance excellence and respect for time-honoured values. As Rolex Testimonee Rickie Fowler, of the United States, says: “The game of golf has been elevated as a sport by Rolex’s longstanding support and sponsorship. My relationship with Rolex began in junior and amateur golf. I have been fortunate to call Rolex a friend and partner of mine since early in my professional career as well. It is a privilege to be associated with a brand that has such long-standing relationships with the greats of the game such as Arnie, Jack, Tiger and Phil.”


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ROLEX & GOLF A GLOBAL SPORTING CAPITAL Rolex has enjoyed a long-standing role as the Official Timekeeper and Global Partner of the Presidents Cup, contested biennially by two teams of elite golfers, from the United States on one, and all other nations outside Europe on the other.

Considered Australia’s sporting capital, Melbourne has hosted the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and is home to the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Open, the first of the year’s four Grand Slam® tennis tournaments.

The 13th edition returns for the first time since 2011 to the cosmopolitan metropolis of Melbourne, Australia, where The Royal Melbourne Golf Club will host the match for the third time.

Tiger Woods, one of the most successful players of all time, will captain the United States Team in Melbourne in December 2019 at his ninth Presidents Cup. Woods is one of five Rolex Testimonees to have assumed that mantle, joining Fred Couples, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

SPORTSMANSHIP & ETIQUETTE Rolex and golf have a mutual appreciation for tradition and heritage. The emphasis the sport places on etiquette and respect for the rules and spirit of the game is something that resonates strongly with Rolex’s own intrinsic beliefs. The Presidents Cup has produced many memorable moments, perhaps none more so than at the 2003 tournament in Western Cape, South Africa. In a magnificent display of sportsmanship, Rolex Testimonees Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the respective captains of the United States and International teams, agreed to share the trophy after three gruelling play-off holes between Woods and Ernie Els failed to deliver a winner. To this day, it remains the only tie in the history of the tournament.

Rolex Testimonee Adam Scott, from Australia, enjoyed his first taste of the Presidents Cup at that historic event, recording three precious points for the Internationals, the joint second-highest total on the team. Ahead of the 2019 event, he said: “I’ve played in the last eight Presidents Cups and as it’s in Australia I want to play but especially being at Royal Melbourne, where I’ve won tournaments in the past. I’ve played a Presidents Cup there in the past, too, and I have quite a knowledge of the golf course. I think I’ll be a valuable member, so I certainly have set the goal to make the 2019 team.”


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ROLEX & GOLF CALIFORNIA DREAMING In June 2019, Rolex’s involvement with golf reached to the rugged granite outcroppings and small islets of California’s Pacific coast for the U.S. Open, renowned as golf’s ultimate test. Staged at a different course each year, Rolex has been intimately involved with the oldest of the three Majors played in the United States since 1980, when it partnered with the USGA, the organizer of the U.S. Open.

hold all Major titles at once, a feat now known as the “Tiger Slam”. This year’s U.S. Open venue was particularly poignant for Rolex Testimonee, and one of the greatest players of all time, Tom Watson. It was 37 years ago at Pebble Beach that he won his only U.S. Open title in a thrilling duel with fellow Testimonee Nicklaus, one that will live long in the annals of the sport.

Monterey, located along the Pacific Coast Highway, offers some of the most stunning views that North America has to offer and served as a backdrop for the 119th U.S. Open, which returned to California for the 13th time, and for a sixth time at the revered Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Watson had enjoyed some success in his previous appearances at the U.S. Open, including six top-10 finishes, but the trophy had eluded him going into his 11th tournament in 1982. By the final day he was in a strong position, tied for first with a real chance to finally see his name etched on the trophy.

Overlooking the azure waters of Carmel Bay to the south and framed by a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean to the west, and with long, winding roads hugging the shinglestrewn beaches from which the area gets its name, Pebble Beach is a showcase for the area’s natural beauty. But this idyllic setting is also where the world’s best golfers faced a severe examination of their skills during the U.S. Open.

Nicklaus, his friend and great rival, engineered a surge from eighth place to be clubhouse leader, putting extreme pressure on Watson to finish as well as he had started. The Kansas City native’s 17th hole began disastrously. When his two-iron shot sailed left of the flag and into the dense rough behind the green and above the hole, it seemed to many that Watson would yet again be denied a maiden title.

This Major is famed for presenting courses that require the greatest precision and skill from its competitors, no matter where it is held. The legendary Pebble Beach provides other unique features, including cliff-side fairways that hug the rugged coastline, wide-open vistas and small, sloping greens.

Assessing the lie of the ball, Watson’s caddie Bruce Edwards knew the resulting chip shot would be difficult to control and advised Watson to just “get it close”, to which the five-time Champion Golfer of the Year prophetically replied, “Get it close? Hell, I’m going to sink it.”

The venue enjoys a rich history of producing winners of the highest calibre, including Jack Nicklaus, whose haul of 18 Major titles is unrivalled in the sport, and whose name is given to the gold medal presented to the winner of the U.S. Open; and Tiger Woods, whose 2000 win at Pebble Beach was the first step to becoming the first golfer to

Watson struck the ball sweetly and watched it bounce against the flagstick before dropping in. He carried his confidence into the final hole, which he also birdied, resulting in a two-shot win over Nicklaus in what is regarded as one of the greatest moments in U.S. Open history.


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ROLEX & GOLF ROLEX SERIES The Rolex Series was founded in 2017 and comprises the eight most prestigious tournaments on the European Tour’s International Schedule. Featuring the highest quality golf and promoting the global spirit of the game, these events take place in traditional strongholds, such as the sparkling western coastline of Ireland and the rolling green hills of the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa, along with modern oases in the Middle East. The jewel in the crown is the final event of the European Tour, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, which from 2019 offers the largest first prize in the history of golf.

Set in the heart of Dubai, surrounded by desert and the burgeoning high-rise city, the tournament encapsulates Rolex’s commitment to golf and the ethos handed down by Rolex founder Hans Wildorf that permeates everything the company does to this day: remembering the past while looking to the future. Only the top 50 golfers based on the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex are invited to this exclusive event, which is staged at the luxurious Jumeirah Golf Estates. In 2019, the season-long Race to Dubai features 48 tournaments spanning 31 countries, across five continents.

THE ‘FINEST PARCEL OF LAND IN THE WORLD’ Gleneagles, on the edge of the Scottish Highlands, hosted the world’s premier team event for professional women golfers in September 2019. At the Solheim Cup, the biennial tournament contested by teams representing Europe and the United States, players set aside their individual pursuits to compete for the good of their team, for the glory of their country and continent. Rolex has a long and illustrious association with the women’s game, not only as a partner of the Solheim Cup since 1994, but as the driving force behind the first comprehensive ranking system for female golfers, the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. Founded in 2006, these rankings are based on performances on the premier tours throughout the world and help decide Solheim Cup selection. Anna Nordqvist and Lexi Thompson, both Testimonees and members of the Rolex New Guard – a group of young, aspirational golfers who

confidently go about their business with integrity, maturity and respect – were selected as part of the European and United States teams respectively, Nordqvist emerging victorious for the third time in her career. Rolex’s association with this esteemed event extends beyond the players who will tee off on what Jack Nicklaus, who helped redesign the course, once described as the “finest parcel of land in the world”. The women who have captained Europe in the previous two tournaments are Rolex Testimonees Annika Sörenstam and Carin Koch, highlighting Rolex’s enduring support for leadership at the highest levels of the game. In 2019, Rolex was also proud to have partnered the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur, which in April featured, for the first time at the revered Augusta National Golf Club, the world’s leading female amateurs.


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ROLEX & GOLF AN ENDURING LEGACY For a sport that can trace its history back more than half a millennium, 50 years may seem a brief period in which to build such an important relationship, but it is impossible to picture the sport as it is today without the support of Rolex. The enduring partnership is built on a perpetual commitment by both parties to quality and reliable performance, along with a pioneering spirit, foundations that define Rolex’s approach to watchmaking and all its other activities.

What began as a handshake agreement with the legendary Arnold Palmer has become a multi-dimensional relationship with global benefits, highlighted by partnerships with governing bodies and organizations in five continents, including men’s and women’s Majors, events and amateur championships in Britain, the United States, Latin America and Asia, and eight international golf

federations.

Rolex’s continued support for the game reflects the core principles at the heart of the brand. Inscribed on every Rolex Oyster watch is the word perpetual, which also describes the brand’s support for golf, evidenced by its family of Testimonees that spans several generations, from The Big Three to the Rolex New Guard. The brand’s belief in continuous improvement, in always pushing the

boundaries of what is possible and taking the long-term view, will never cease, much like the rotor in a Rolex timepiece. Over the past 50 years, Rolex has been there at golf’s most memorable moments and will be there again in the special moments to come. www.rolex.com


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THE FALDO COURSE DUBAI Open day and night, Emirates Golf Club's second championship golf course, which opened in 1996, was named 'The Wadi', taken from the Arabic word for 'valley'. Redesigned in 2005 by golf legend and six-time major winner Nick Faldo, the course now combines a stunning visual design with the nuances and challenges of any championship course in just the right measure, providing visitors an exceptionally enjoyable golďŹ ng experience. The new course was re-named 'The Faldo' when it reopened in October 2006. A par-72, the course has proved to be as popular as its predecessor and lures players to the challenge of its 7,052 yards day or night thanks to incorporated LED oodlights throughout the course. www.dubaigolf.com/emirates-golfclub/golf/courses/the-faldo-course

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Compete like a champion! Spread over 50 acres are a champion-standard 9-hole Par 35 golf course, set within the grounds of JA The Resort, designed by the famous Peter Harradine. The course has established itself as one of the most prestigious spots for golf in Dubai playing host to legends including Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Greg Norman. www.jaresortshotels.com/dubai/ja-theresort/golf

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JUMEIRAH GOLF CLUB HOUSE ESTATES

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Jumeirah Golf Estates is a worldclass residential golf destination offering luxury homes and leisure facilities amidst two internationally-acclaimed championship golf courses, creating an unmatched lifestyle experience in the heart of new Dubai. Set across 1,119 hectares of lush green landscape, the development is an unrivalled destination offering attractive investment opportunities and world-class amenities. With 700 families and more than 1,835 homes, Jumeirah Golf Estates currently comprises of 16 unique communities, which overlook two of the world’s finest golf courses, Earth and Fire. Each individually designed villa, apartment and townhouse is more than a residence; it is an ideal home in its own right. www.jumeirahgolfestates.com/ golf-club

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EARTH COURSE JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES A proud host of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai - the culmination of The Race to Dubai and European Tour season. This sharply defined, sculptured course inspired by the great parklands of Europe and North America, paints a magnificent pastiche of ora,

rolling terrain and rushing water. These natural components also provide differing angles and changing perspectives from each tee. www.dubaigolf.com/golf/courses/earthcourse


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FIRE COURSE

JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTA Designed by Greg Norman to exist in harmony with the natural desert landscape, Fire is a tough and, needless to say, a fiery challenge for golfers of all abilities. While the Earth course uses bold colours to provide its contrasts, Fire’s are more refined. The native grasses display a golden glint in the sunlight, and away from the immaculate playing surfaces, large terracotta bunkers punctuate the rolling terrain. Framed by a wide variety of captivating flora, carefully selected to reflect the overall theme and to enhance its natural setting, Fire is in complete

harmony with its surroundings. Thanks to the undulating topography and stunning natural features, each tee has a unique perspective, increasing both interest and challenge. Tee placements offer variety, with length, direction and elevation constantly changing throughout the course. Strong bunkering has been carefully placed to catch wayward strokes, forcing players to concentrate carefully on tee shot placement. www.dubaigolf.com/golf/courses/firecourse


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Address Montgomerie golf courses and Academy were officially opened on 1st October 2002 and the club has since managed to generate the kind of interest that affords it a client base of over 40,000 local and international golf rounds annually. A design collaboration between golfing great Colin Montgomerie and Desmound Muirhead, Address Montgomerie is a linksland style oasis encompassing over 200 acres and featuring 14 lakes and 81 bunkers which challenge and intrigue all level of player. www.themontgomerie.com

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THE ELS CLUB DUBAI Renowned as one of the finest golfing destinations in the Middle East, the unique experience of The Els Club is one that creates everlasting memories and should be on every golfers must-play list. Those who appreciate life’s finest pleasures will embrace this true sporting gem which has been sensationally designed by Ernie Els, former US Open and Open Championship winner. Ernie has a passion for the great links courses of the UK,

where he has won two of his 4 major championships, and in creating The Els Club he set about recreating some of these design features in a desert landscape. Thus a ‘desert links’ was born, one that was quickly named ‘best new international course’ by the prestigious US magazine, Links. www.elsclubdubai.com

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Partnered with renowned Golf Management Company Troon, Meydan has dedicated its best resources for The Track! The unique 9-hole course stretches over 3,600 yards from the back tees with a total of 5 tee options, and works its way between a series of 6 natural lakes. Ready to get wet? Floodlit golf is available till 11pm. Golf Course, Driving Range, Short Game Area and Putting green are lit up by over 500 Bulbs. That's a lot of light! Every golfer, no matter their ability, will have a chance to experience the enjoyment and tackle the challenge of playing the course. So don't sweat and give it a go. www.meydangolf.com

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ABU DHABI CITY GOLF CLUB The Abu Dhabi City Golf Club is a Par 70 course with a total of 6307 yards for Men and 5403 yards for Ladies. The 9-hole course design features one Par 5, six Par 4 and usual two Par 3. No matter what your handicap or length off the tee is you will face a good balance between challenging and inviting holes. The hole-by-hole flyovers below will give you a good overview before you come and join us for a round at the most friendly club in Abu Dhabi! www.adcitygolf.com/course


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An oasis of tranquility carved out of the desert, Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the Middle East. In full management with the worldwide renowned Troon Golf, we aim to offer 'more than just golf' with a host of family friendly dining options, social events and leisure activities. www.adgolfclub.com


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SAADIYAT BEAC GOLF CLUB Saadiyat Beach Golf Club harnesses the stunning natural beauty of Saadiyat Island to create an unparalleled experience, made all the more rewarding with spectacular views of the Gulf’s glittering blue waters fringed by pristine white sands. As the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course, it provides a breathtaking variety of golf

experiences with every hole having its own unique character. The course has been designed with sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment and in compliance with strict environmental guidelines. www.sbgolfclub.ae


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From the moment it was conceptualised, and 1. 8 million cubic metres of material were dredged, Yas Links was always going to be dierent, if only for its remarkable surroundings. The intention was never to impose a golf course onto the coast, but rather to enrich the existing shoreline with the development. www.golfscape.com/abu-dhabi-golfcourses/yas-links

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The 18 hole Al Ghazal Golf course, which opened in 1997, measures 6711 yards of the white tees, with a par 71 and presents an exciting challenge to the novice and the experienced golfer. The front nine holes (par 35) are based around an archaeological site which was once an old coastline. The back nine (par 36), which have recently been developed, present a great challenge. Be careful of the water on the 11th and 17th! As a sustainable golf course, players use a piece of artiďŹ cial grass when hitting from the fairways. Instead of greens there are browns. These are created by compacting rolled and treated sand and, as the players quickly discover, they give an extremely true putting surface. www.alghazalgolfclub.ae

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AL ZORAH GOLF CLUB In December of 2015, a truly unique layout spectacularly changed the golfing landscape in the UAE. Meet the stunning Al Zorah Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf and located in Ajman, just 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport. A world-class course set amidst a beautiful naturally-preserved environment of striking mangroves and sheer tranquility – that’s the special proposition that’s been magically created by the famed Nicklaus Design group and which

awaits golfers making the short trip from Dubai and other U.A.E. regions to play Ajman’s first ever golf course. The spectacular par-72 Al Zorah Golf Club offers a truly sensational design with pristinely manicured fairways and greens, however, it is the way the Nicklaus Design team has protected the natural environment whilst creating the layout that really catches the eye. www.alzorahgolfclub.ae


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The AESGC Equestrian Club was opened for riders in September 2007 with the vision to provide excellent horsemanship and equestrian skills in a safe and fun environment with quality instruction. From the beginner to the expert, horse riding at the AESGC oers a new level of instruction, experience and enjoyment. Since 2010, the AESGC Equestrian Club has hosted many Local and International show jumping competitions; the biggest event the club has held was the prestigious President of the UAE Show Jumping Cup 2013. www.aesgc.com

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Al Hamra Golf Club’s Par 72 Championship course lends itself perfectly to all levels of golfers, providing the fledgling novice or the most accomplished of players with an enjoyable and interesting golfing challenge. This eighteen-hole golf course, designed by Peter Harradine, meanders around four inter-connected open water lagoons merging seamlessly with the water of the Arabian Gulf. As many traditional courses do, the front nine measuring 3,578 yards makes its way out and away from the Clubhouse, whilst the back nine measuring 3,747

yards returns home around the lagoon to the Clubhouse. The result is a stunning Par 72 Championship Golf course measuring 7,325 yards at full length designed with five varying tee options on each hole. Originally planned to be built on the salt flats bordering the water edge, some five million cubic meters of sand combined with expert shaping have come together to create gentle elevation changes as the terrain moves around the lagoons rising and falling from plus one to plus eight meters. www.alhamragolf.com

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Tower Links Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah, designed by Gerald Williams, is without a doubt the most natural golf course in the Emirates and the #1 golf course in the northern emirates. With as many as 11 out of the 18 holes meandering around a mangrove reserve which provides a natural and safe habitat to many aquatic and bird species. As well as the beauty of the mangrove reserve, the course is also framed by the magniďŹ cent Hajar mountain range. Not only does the reserve provide a natural setting, but also presents new golďŹ ng challenges. The combination of the

mangrove reserve, green golf course, and expenses of sandy waste areas make Tower Links Golf Club an unforgettable experience for all who come to test their skills. The natural topography of Ras Al Khaimah which consists of 65 kilometers of sun-kissed sandy beaches, the Al Hajar Mountain range, the vast desert plains in the central region and the green belt in the southern region, have added to the success of Ras Al Khaimah as a destination of choice. www.towerlinks.ae

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SHARJAH

GOLF AND SHOOTING CLUB

Located on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (311) A mere 15 minutes from Dubai, Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club (SGSC) provides first class facilities for Golf, Rifle & Pistol Shooting, Indoor and Outdoor Paintball games, a Signature Spa for both ladies and gentlemen "Altitude The Spa", 2 State of the art Gym's (mixed & for ladies only), 2 CrossFit Gym’s (mixed & for ladies only), 4 Football fields, 3 Restaurants, a Conference Center and Recreational facilities. The Club opened its doors in November 2005, under the auspices of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and has been growing ever since. www.golfandshootingshj.com

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