The Els Club Dubai
The Els Club Dubai
4.5
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
About
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. Whether you’re playing for the first time or are a regular at The Els Club, our immaculate championship course offers golf connoisserus one of the best in desert golf!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • rob a
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb experience at Els club
    Played here as a fourball on Sunday 7/5, what a superb day we had thanks. This course in our opinion is the best in Dubai its a tough test off the blue tees every hole is a challenge the greens were so fast and pure it was a pleasure to play here. before we stated we used the superb practice facilities great range etc, then after we went in the bar had a few beers at reasonable prices all in all we had an awesome day out its our second time playing here and it will be on the list next year for sure. Thanks for having us.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Sarah D
    Lima, Peru4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wilson the great.
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Wilson was our server. He served my family and he has served me and my friends numerous times and he is always friendly and attentive. We spent a Sunday afternoon here enjoying an array of food- roasts, salads, noodles and sandwiches along with drinks. All were delicious and my family, who were visiting, were really impressed. A great place to dine and relax as the service and food is top notch!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Leah paige
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Green Room Evening Brunch
    The brunch is 7-10pm 3 course sharing menu and unlimited drinks for only 250 dirhams. Such good value for money! We especially liked the cocktail selection. The food is delicious and there’s a lot of it. The best part about it is the golf simulator which you have unlimited goes at. The staff are really amazing and very attentive and personal which is always so nice to find in Dubai! Overall 10/10 and such a wholesome brunch experience :)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 26, 2023
  • KempoQueen
    London, United Kingdom168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasure to play even if challenging
    I really loved this course. It was beautiful to look at and a pleasure to play. Whilst it presented challenges, I was fortunate to have played it well and I am a high handicapper. The greens were unforgiving but readable in my opinion so I did well with my putting. Some holes beat me up but mostly I came out on top. Good service provided with ice towels throughout our round and plenty of water stations with cool filtered water. A previous reviewer complained about the buggies but pleased to say the new buggies were fine. The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this course. In terms of getting there the taxi cost around 45 AED from Dubai Marina area.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
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Shane H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Absolutely shocking experience at brunch.
It took one and a half hours to receive our first round of refreshments and more than two hours to receive our children’s food, the adults did not receive our meals before the brunch closure.
WARNING avoid!- not only expensive but way below average experience.
An extremely expensive swim in a pool.
We shall not be returning.
Written September 30, 2023
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KempoQueen
London, UK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
I really loved this course. It was beautiful to look at and a pleasure to play. Whilst it presented challenges, I was fortunate to have played it well and I am a high handicapper. The greens were unforgiving but readable in my opinion so I did well with my putting. Some holes beat me up but mostly I came out on top. Good service provided with ice towels throughout our round and plenty of water stations with cool filtered water. A previous reviewer complained about the buggies but pleased to say the new buggies were fine. The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this course.

In terms of getting there the taxi cost around 45 AED from Dubai Marina area.
Written September 12, 2023
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Robin A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I have only given 3 stars for one reason only: the course is too difficult for the average golfer. I suspect that is the reason I could see why the course was not busy, with so few divot marks another indication. Which is a pity, because it is an excellent layout in superb condition. Why make a course with mainly difficult small upturned spoon greens AND make the holes very long (par 4's particularly) AND fairly tight fairways with strategically placed bunkers. At least change the one thing you can for your average 10 plus handicapper, the length. The fairways are beautiful and lush, but because of this have almost no roll. So unless you hit drives 280 plus carry on the par 4's, you will struggle. I should point out I am 50 plus but play off 5 handicap and hit my drives (with a bit of roll 240-260 plus. I started off on the blue boxes (same as I play on other courses, but changed to grey that at least made it more enjoyable. I would suggest they make the blue boxes where the grey boxes are, the grey where the red are and add new tees for the ladies on all par 4's at least. Then players can be hitting 6 irons or less to the greens,and have a chance of some pars.! Rant over.........
Written September 1, 2022
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Many thanks for sharing your review Robin, we will share your feedback with Ernie Els Management team on their next visit. We do hope to see you soon again on the course. Best regards, On behalf of The Els Club Team, A.Ross
Written September 15, 2022
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rob a
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Played here as a fourball on Sunday 7/5, what a superb day we had thanks. This course in our opinion is the best in Dubai its a tough test off the blue tees every hole is a challenge the greens were so fast and pure it was a pleasure to play here. before we stated we used the superb practice facilities great range etc, then after we went in the bar had a few beers at reasonable prices all in all we had an awesome day out its our second time playing here and it will be on the list next year for sure. Thanks for having us.
Written May 16, 2023
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Flo
Bandol, France20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
This golf course is my favorite in Dubai always in good shape. It’s a challenging course and no other place can beat this one. Also I would recommend you to go at Claude Harmon academy if you want to improve your golf game the facilities are gorgeous and the team is very efficient. Playing golf becomes even more enjoyable is this beautiful place.
Written April 19, 2021
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Thilo S
Cologne, Germany33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
One of the best golf courses I ever had played and for sure my Nr.1 in Dubai. Challenging with a lot of bunker nice layout and tricky super fast greens. I played all over the world from Bolivia to New Zealand but keeping in mind the difficult climate in June the course was in a perfect condition
Written June 7, 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a Trip Advisor review after your recent experience at The Els Club Dubai Managed by Troon Golf. We are delighted to hear your positive feedback about our Golf Course, your kind words are well noted! Feel free to write to us regarding any suggestions or concerns in the future. We Appreciate you. Best regards, The Els Club Team
Written June 21, 2021
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Sarah D
Lima, Peru4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Wilson was our server. He served my family and he has served me and my friends numerous times and he is always friendly and attentive. We spent a Sunday afternoon here enjoying an array of food- roasts, salads, noodles and sandwiches along with drinks. All were delicious and my family, who were visiting, were really impressed. A great place to dine and relax as the service and food is top notch!
Written June 22, 2023
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_susan_de_fraine
Dubai, United Arab Emirates70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Visiting family here, had a great meal in the restaurant, we have been a couple of times and we were not disappointed on our return visit...and we hit happy hour so that was a bonus for the bottles of wine......apart from cocktails. My steak was cooked to perfection, too full for desert. It was not too busy and warm enough to eat outside
Written January 8, 2020
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Dear Susan, thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you took the time to review your experience. We look forward to having you back soon. Best The Els Club
Written January 11, 2020
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Ben Huxley
Dubai, United Arab Emirates113 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
261 Restaurant in the Els club has a great menu and the food was first class. Staff are very friendly but unfortunately it is let down by the poor service. Long waits to be served and attended too and constant requests and to follow up on orders let’s the restaurant down.
Written April 3, 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind comments about the Menu, food and the team. We will pass on the feedback for sure! Your constructive comments are well received as well, the currect challenges with the mandatory precautions and quarantines to ensure Guest Safety is priority. This is why we are a bit short staffed in the outlets. Precautions are preperations are being considered and we should be in good shape very soon. We hope you notice a difference and improvement very soon. See you! Kind regards, The Els Club Team
Written April 5, 2021
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Wyrtaj
Ballater, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Fantastic clubhouse and locker room. Staff very helpful. Picking the right tee is essential here. Don't kid yourself because this can be a very long course which can make it a slog. However if you pick the right tee it is fantastic. We played in August and the greens were lightning quick. Always a good and true roll though. Some truly magnificent holes with some good variety. Highly recommended
Written September 29, 2020
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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a Trip Advisor review after your recent experience at The Els Club Dubai Managed by Troon Golf. We are delighted to hear your positive feedback about our Golf Course and Staff, you are spot on with your advice about the tee-box choice! The greens are renowned to be great and our members and guest always vouch for that. We will share your kind words with our Agronomy team, the course is an outcome of their hard work! Feel free to write to us regarding any suggestions or concerns in the future. We Appreciate you. Best regards, The Els Club Team
Written September 30, 2020
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