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“Fire course is worth playing once”

Jumeirah Golf Estates
Ranked #83 of 471 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the UAE's great golf resorts with two 18-hole championship Greg Norman-designed golf courses, Fire & Earth. Jumeirah Golf Estates is home to the DP World Tour Championship, the season ending finale of the Race to Dubai, where Europe's finest professional golfers compete for one of golf's richest prizes. Also within the resort is the European Tour Performance Institute at Jumeirah Golf Estates. This a centre of excellence for golf tuition with a complete holistic approach to this great game.
Reviewed July 6, 2014

First of all, the condition of the course in terms of fairways and greens is really good for this time of year. Greens roll really true and are quite fast on some holes, and the fairways and rough are very lush and green. Avoid going outside of the rough into the sand and bushes, as the bushes are the ones where you will have trouble find your ball in (similar to yas links Abu Dhabi).
I wouldn't say that the course is very difficult or intimidating, but there are some challenging holes. The par3 11th which is like 230 yards off the tee for instance, and the 495 par4 15th which is a tee shot across the only water on the course. For the rest, I didn't feel there wasn't a lot of course management involved to play. On almost every hole you can use your driver to tee off and you're never in doubt to maybe take that 3 wood or hybrid for a better approach or to avoid trouble, or a holes with a must make shot to have any chance of a par/bogey. There also isn't a single true dogleg hole on this course which is kind of unusual.

It's good they are finishing the permanent clubhouse now (hopefully in time for the race to Dubai end season tournament, but doubtful they way it looked yesterday), as that's really a missing piece in the package here although I only rated for the actual golf, not the facilities. Driving range is very nice and big though with lots of targets, and quality Titleist range balls unlike some other much more expensive courses in Dubai.

Hopefully I can play the earth course here next time.

Thank Ralph M
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We live close by but have never ventured into Jumeirah Golf Estates. Decided to visit for lunch at clubhouse with our daughters aged 3 and 7 months. Food was excellent, service could not have been better and we will definitely be back. Well done to the chef and/or whoever is in charge as your staff make it very welcoming.

2  Thank DubaiDaz
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Earth course of this golf estate is beautiful set in the middle of the desert, but with old trees that make you feel comfortable and not being on a young newly created course. However, the road to it and the facilities are still in construction and they do not give you the attention that you are at a high class golf course, indeed, it looks a bit amateuristic.
I give it all the benefit of the doubt since I came to pay golf and then you will really enjoy the Earth course.

Thank Ies K
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Played Earth course , fantastic but you wouldn't know you were in desert , cavernous bunkers everywhere and have to carry them to reach most greens so course not best suited for higher handicappers , brilliant condition and great greens. Practise facility the best and biggest I have seen anywhere in world . Good food in clubhouse . Would definitely go back

2  Thank David299
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PCGolf19, Director of Sales at Jumeirah Golf Estates, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

David - thank you for your kind comments. We really appreciate feedback from all our customers. The courses are in great condition and we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you are looking for a great golf escape, this is the place to come too. The home off The Race to Dubai on the Earth course with excellent layout, plenty of bunkers that can catch your ball next to the fairway or greens. Fire course not to stand back either, different feel but certainly a good challenge. Long par 5's that keep you driving and challenging par 4's that look easy with a difference.

Play it during the week, and like any of the courses in Dubai, it is expensive.

Would be nice of DEWA to switch on the facilities so that residents can move in and the Clubhouse get completed.

Thank Oiltraveller
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