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PostSubject: Golf in Dubai   Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:02 pm

Hi All,

Just wanted to see if any out there have played in Dubai and have any recommendations for 1 round while I am there for a couple of days during a stopover to the US in September?

I have read that the Montgomerie course and the Emirates are both nice. We are staying at Atlantis and I would prefer not to travel that far to play.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:19 pm

Calling ghoonk!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:20 pm

Dubai is like the disneyland of golf courses ... So many to chose from ... Both the montgomerie and the emirates golf club are closeby to the atlantis (<15 mins by cab)

Montgomerie is a very popular links style course ... And the emirates golf club - majlis course is where all the history is (dubai desert classic) ... You cant go wrong with either!!! The emirates golf club - faldo is flood lit ...

September is still a very hot month ... get ready to be roasted! Though you probably wont sweat as much as you do here ... Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:47 am

Creek is beautiful and Jumeirah, humbling. All short drive from Atlantis. While at Atlantis, you must try Nobu - get the cod and finish with the cheesecake.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:38 am

i think jumeirah is nearer to atlantis.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:28 am

Thanks for the info so far. In looking at the map I am thinking the Montgomerie or Els seem like good choices right now. Also considering the Emirates one as it is close.

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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:05 pm

DRGir72,
Al Badia is another place you can go to...
Let me know if you need a kaki...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:41 pm

Hi

Monty is not exactly a links course. The only true links course in UAE is the Yas Links in Abu Dhabi.

Nevertheless, Monty and Emirates are both beautiful. From the Atlantis, Monty and Emirates would both be nearer, 15km.

The other considerations should be Jumeirah Golf Course (finale of the European tour), Al Badia festival city (my favourite course in Dubai), the Els, Creek the list goes on. These would be slightly further 30km away but not a big consideration since taxis/rental cars are everywhere.

There are currently 9 courses in Dubai to choose from.

I have posted a couple of reviews with pics in the "overseas game" thread. You can check those out!

Dun worry about the 45C heat and 60% humidity now. We still golf here on a weekly basis.

Dix, Ghoonk and I are residents so if you need playing partners let us know!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:41 pm

audi wrote:
i think jumeirah is nearer to atlantis.

Nope, jumeirah is one of the slightly further ones from Atlantis.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:11 pm

Hey guys,

I will be in Dubai for transit ard 2-3 Feb give or take depending on my schedule. Looking at a 2 night stay resort with 2 rounds of golf and since i am not gg to bring my clubs Im gonna need to rent a set.. If possible not too far from city/airport.. More than happy to be buying the beer when im there.. Let me know
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Ho Begbie

Would you be needing some recommendations to stay and play packages, courses to play or just wans to buy friends here beer?

And welcome to the Emirates, the weather is gorgeous now, 18-26C, 55% humidity Smile

lemme know how I can help Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:44 pm

jurongtiger wrote:
Ho Begbie

Would you be needing some recommendations to stay and play packages, courses to play or just wans to buy friends here beer?

And welcome to the Emirates, the weather is gorgeous now, 18-26C, 55% humidity Smile

lemme know how I can help Smile

Hey JT .. Thanks for the heads up. Im actually looking for both.. U wanna join me for a game or two ? We can always hv beer after.. Maybe u can start with giving me a recommendation for hotel stay.. Close to the courses u reckon i should play..

And of course im more than happy to buy beer.. Hahaa
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:06 pm

I played the Els club with Kenneth (aka Ghoonk) the last time
It was lovely, great hospitality

Hope you have a good time in UAE, Begbie
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:36 pm

Hi Begbie

Hotels proximity actually is not that big a concern, since I suppose you would either be cabbing or renting a car (you shld rent a car if you havent been here by the way, very cheap and shiok, especially when you go to the gas station. And you can forget abt the COE woes back home whilst you drive your 90SGD per day A6 cruising Sheikh Zayed Road). I normally stay either at the Al Barsha area (near Mall of Emirates) or in Deira.

You can check out:
1) Arabian Raunches stay and play deal
2) Al Badia Golf Club (Intercontinental) - superb rooms and incredible changing room. Yes changing rooms, equipped with Sauna, Steam room, jacuzzi. No extra charge. The last time I was there after the game, I reckoned I stayed for 1.5 hrs in the changing room...
3) Festival City Intercon/Crowne Plaza - has superb rooms and next to Dubai Creek Golf Club.
4) If you fancy a fancy stay, I believe Atlantis has stay and play package too.

For 2 night stay, i reckon you can play at least 3 games. I did 3 courses - Montgomerie, Al Badia and Creek in 36 hours in summer.

Leave some time for shopping - the Dubai Sales has started! Not much golfing stuff to buy if you are about to ask me. Dubai Mall has the most equipped merchandise store (Golf House) in this region.

Unfortunately, whilst you are here and as much as I would like to play host, I would be swapping places with you - at Phuket during the period of games in Laguna and Blue Canyon.

There are a dozen courses in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates and you would be spoilt for choice playing some world class, incredibly well manicured courses, if you havent already. I have played in every one of them so I can give some comments. You can check out some of my post in "overseas games" for references.

Enjoy yourself and let me know how else I can help.

Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:11 pm

JT,

Thanks for the tips... I hv looked thru and seriously considering the al badia stay and play option...

Doubt I will drive but wat abt taxis to and fro between golf course, dubai mall and hotel etc ? Can I easily get cabs to move ard ?

Thanks again JT
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:27 pm

Hello BB

Then Al Badia it is then! Perfect choice. You cant go too wrong.

The Dubai Festival City Mall is connected to your hotel, so Dubai Shopping is 10% done. If you stay at the Intercon or Crowne, they provide FOC shuttle service to Al Badia Golf (Talk about service!)

Getting a cab to anywhere in Dubai is a breeze. Lots to choose from, from metered cabs to fancy Limos

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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:30 am

last time i stayed at AL MUROJ ROTANA hotel, good hotel. very near to Dubai Mall. you can consider that hotel. but when i went there, the Burj Dubai was still on construction, whole city area was filled with dust!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:07 pm

Begbie,
let me know where you are staying and where you want to play...
travelling this month and relaxing during Feb...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:12 pm

Dix wrote:
Begbie,
let me know where you are staying and where you want to play...
travelling this month and relaxing during Feb...
Dix
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Cool bro, thats awesome.. I will definitely give u a buzz 4-5 days b4. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf in Dubai   Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:53 pm

Dix wrote:
Begbie,
let me know where you are staying and where you want to play...
travelling this month and relaxing during Feb...
Dix
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Hi Dix,

I have PMed you regarding my stay in Dubai and my contact details. Will be avail to play on 04 and 05 feb.

Thanks...
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