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83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
16
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
92.2%
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74 out of 83 reviews
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4.8
12 Reviews (12)
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0
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.6
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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12 out of 12 reviews
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4.7
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links/Traditional
Par 72
Length 7538 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

The Els Club at Dubai Sports City features an 18-hole golf course with an interesting links-style layout that incorporates traditions of classic design. The golf course is the first designed by Ernie Els in the Middle East. It is situated on softly undulating terrain, providing rolling fairways and sloped greens. Sand dunes and native desert vegetation sprinkled throughout offer a genuine feeling of playing golf in the desert. The Els Club at Dubai Sports City also provides plenty of challenges with steep greenside bunkers and grass swales. Four sets of tees accommodate golfers of all skill levels and abilities, making the course a popular destination for advanced golfers as well as beginners.

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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Fairways Grass
Greens Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ernie Els (2008) Troy Vincent (2008) Greg Letsche (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
83 Reviews (83)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great course but poor pace

Great Golf Club with friendly staff. A Marshall was missing - we waited on every tee past Tee 6

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Worth The Play

The course was 10/10 however I could not call the pro shop as nobody would answer and the voice message said to call back each time which was frustrating as it was raining and I wanted a rain check. The pace of play was horrible with poor tee times given as they were too close together therefore everyone was putting pressure on the other group to play fast as per groups waiting. Not even time to practice a missed putt again!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Els Course

A fantastic experience playing in Dubai for the first time at the Els Course. The standards of this course, the facilities and hospitality were amazing. Would love to have another round but golf in Dubai isn’t cheap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent day out

This is an excellent experience from the welcome at the bag drop , the condition of an excellent golf course to the beers afterwards.
An opportunity not to miss out on when golfing in Dubai !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Prestine Golf Course

The course was in perfect conditions. Looking forward to play it again one day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course was in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Super fast greens

Course is always in excellent condition.

Would prefer not to hit from mats at practice range.

Greens are very fast, however fairways were not cut as tight as they usually are which made the course a little easier.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

els

There are a lot of bunkers lined up.
You can improve your skills to escape bunkers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous Experience

I played this course as a single and got a screaming deal on GolfNow. The course is challenging, well maintained, and the staff are great. My rental clubs were nearly new Callaway Rogues. Overall, a fabulous experience.

Lots of sand. A tough track. I had the highest score I’ve mad in five years. But it was a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Golf Packages
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