JA OCEAN VIEW HOTEL
Set along The Walk at the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence area, the JA Ocean View Hotel is a 10 minute stroll from the Marina Walk’s promenade. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool and provides high quality accommodation with scenic sea views.
All accommodation at the Ocean View Hotel features modern décor. Each room and suite comes with a balcony, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Enjoy tea, coffee and light snacks at Italian Café Via, or savour a French brasserie style at Le Rivage. The poolside café, The Deck, overlooks the sea and serves cocktails and light snacks. There are also a number of great bars and restaurants nearby.
THE GOLF COURSES
Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Arabian Ranches Golf Club opened its doors in February 2004. The course is an 18 hole, par 72 signature course designed by Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design. Built as a true desert-style grass course, players love the natural flow of the holes through the sand dunes and wonderful desert landscape, many of which incorporate some truly great design concepts. In 2014, a two year enhancement program was completed, adding spectacular vistas whilst maintaining the integrity of the original design. Playing up to 7,658 yards, it is a true test of championship golf. The provision of tee complexes of varying distance also ensures enjoyment and reward for golfers of all abilities.
Jumeirah Golf Estates – Fire course
Jumeirah Golf Estates is one of the world’s most prestigious residential golf developments. The Fire course is framed by a wide variety of captivating flora, carefully selected to reflect the overall theme and to enhance its natural setting; the course is in complete harmony with its surroundings. The undulating topography, with its considerable protrusions, creates a challenging level of play. Rustic, and so visually stunning as to captivate even those who do not golf, the Fire course demands a well-thought out strategy. Going directly at the flag may not always be the best approach, which gives Fire a strong sense of classic links style play.
Emirates Golf Club‘s second championship golf course, which opened in 1996, was named ‘The Wadi’, taken from the Arabic word for ‘valley’. Redesigned in 2005 by golf legend and six-time major winner Nick Faldo, the course now combines a stunning visual design with the nuances and challenges of any championship course in just the right measure, providing visitors an exceptionally enjoyable golfing experience. ‘The Faldo’ has surpassed all of its expectations and is regarded as one of the finest courses in Dubai.
The Address Montgomerie Dubai
The Address Montgomerie Dubai’s championship golf course was designed by Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead. The course covers 265 acres which consist of 123 acres of turf, 49 acres of man-made lakes (a total of 14 lakes), 93 acres of landscaped gardens and is scattered with 81 large bunkers. Although The Address Montgomerie Dubai has evolved into one of the Middle East’s most luxurious and desirable golfing destinations in recent times, the key to its success has always remained contingent upon the quality of the golf course that would become the focal point for one of Dubai’s most exclusive residential communities, Emirates Hills.
The Els Club
The Els Club at Dubai Sports City is the first golf course in the Middle East to be designed by US Open & British Open champion Ernie Els. The course is a long 18 hole, 7538 yard, Par 72 layout and has a mix of a links style design combined with a desert style setting. You will see large sand waste areas, undulating fairways and greens and massive bunkering. All of this, set on undulating slopes of native desert vegetation. The fairways and greens on the Els course are Bermuda grass. The layout includes 88 bunkers and two water bodies. The course is run by Troon Golf and comes with a world class Clubhouse, a driving range and academy and Pro Shop. The golf carts are all GPS enabled.
Saturday 17th October:
– Arrive at Dubai Airport
– Meet & Greet
– Transfer to JA Ocean View Hotel
– Meet with Barney in the Bar for an introduction to the Golf Week
Sunday 18th October:
– 18 holes Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Monday 19th October:
– 18 holes Jumeirah Golf Estates – Fire Course
Tuesday 20th October:
– 18 holes Faldo Course
Wednesday 21st October:
– Morning and early afternoon at leisure
– Dune Dinner Safari
– Pick up from the hotel in 4×4 vehicles
– Enjoy ‘Dune bashing’
– Arabic BBQ Dinner at a Desert Camp
– Drop off at the hotel
Thursday 22nd October:
– 18 holes The Address Montgomerie Dubai
Friday 23rd October:
– 18 holes The Els Club
Saturday 24th October:
– Check out and departures
To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.
Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.
Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.
David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.
Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.
Join Barney in Dubai for a week of high class golf, accommodation, sightseeing, cuisine and shopping. Dubai has it all and provides the opportunity to indulge in a truly opulent golfing environment. You will be playing five of the best courses in Dubai, staying in a fine 4 star hotel set along The Walk in the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence area. On the Wednesday you will have a day at leisure followed by a Dune Safari with dinner. Dubai may not be the most affordable golfing location, but it is certainly one of the best and most exotic locations.