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4.2
71 Reviews (71)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
91.5%
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62 out of 71 reviews
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5.0
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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3.6
60 Reviews (60)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
85.0%
Recommend this course
51 out of 60 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

4.2
71 Reviews (71)
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Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Amazing!!

I feel it every time I go there, but it's a really beautiful golf course. The staff are friendly and the play is interesting in every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice yet challenging course. Bring your bunker game!

Very well maintained. Very pleasant, courteous and professional staff. The club house, locker room and other off course facilities were all clean were also very enjoyable.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Pleasure To Play

This is a well kept course which was in great condition. I played off the blue tees though had previously played the forward silver tees. Both enjoyable options .
The whole experience from bag drop to range and then the course was a pleasure. Tricky greens and some rather wicked pin positions! As my playing partner commented- “how come all the putts at Els are downhill?!”

Footnote: Els Club need to speak to RTA, as getting taxis out to the club is ( I believe) notoriously difficult using the club’s automated system. I have experienced this on two separate visits. Not really the fault of the club but …..

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Twisted ankle so couldn’t play and neither GolfNow nor the Rls Club would allow a different time
Really poor customer service

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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