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3.2
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.1
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
2.3
Amenities
4.3
44.4%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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3.8
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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3.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7691 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Arabian Ranches Golf Club has a unique desert terrain that is reminiscent of the landscape of desert-style golf courses in Palm Springs, California and Scottsdale, Arizona. The layout weaves seamlessly through 247 acres of sand dunes and desert. Indigenous shrubs and bushes add to the desert atmosphere while creating challenges for golfers. The ninth and 18th holes offer scenic views of the Spanish Colonial-style clubhouse. In addition to the golf course, Arabian Ranches Golf Club offers a putting green and practice area near the first and 10th tees as well as a GPS system in every golf cart.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Grass
Greens Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nicklaus (2004) Ian Baker-Finch (2004) Peter Harradine

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Academy by Troon"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.2
7 Reviews (7)
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Reviews 1
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
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Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bargain - golf with cart for $50

Weather in late November was perfect for golf (low-mid 20s). Course has no water at all so no lost balls. Relatively straight-forward course with a few challenging holes - everyone should enjoy. Greens were excellent, international standard.. Not as scenic as other perhaps and quite a long drive into the village from the main road to get to the course but for $50 including cart for golf in Dubai, who's complaining! Note that you can also get the Montgomerie course for $50 and, on occasion the Els course, so there's plenty variety in Dubai.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Work In Progress

It had been more than five years since I last played the Ranches so I thought I'd give it a repeat visit. Back then it was a course littered with ongoing excavation, building works and maintenance "issues". - sadly, over five years later, it is still exactly the same.

I wasn't a huge fan of it back then and, unfortunately, it still seems to have issues - generators throbbing and reverse alarms on maintenance vehicles hardly make for a pleasant round of golf, while blue piping, road traffic cones and temporary fencing really hurt what should be a picturesque venue.

The staff are warm and welcoming as always but the course just never seems to be have reached completion. It's a shame as it is a nice challenge and a different experience from some of the resort style courses in the city.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
Incentivized Review
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rebuilt greens but opportunity missed.......

I was delighted to play Arabian Ranches again after it had been closed for a major renovation, I was disappointed.
The new Platinum TE greens are fantastic but the rest of the course has not been touched and remains in poor condition. Great shame this is a really good layout and deserves better care.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging

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