The Els Club at Dubai Sports City

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7538 yards
  • Layout

  • PO Box 111123 , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • +971 4 425 1010, +971 4 425 1000
  • +971 4 425 1100

Year built: 2008
Architect(s): Ernie Els (2008)
Type: Private
Style: Links/Traditional
Greens: Grass
Fairways: Grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Golf attire required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7538 yards N/A N/A
Blue 72 6828 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6242 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 5443 yards N/A 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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Lots of Sand!"

Bbalking24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Els Club in Dubai was a pleasant surprise. I had the morning and afternoon free before my flight back to US. The course was fantastic!! There were a few mini tour players practicing while i was warming up which was a cool experience. The Butch Harmon School of Golf is there and is were Rory Mcilroy can be seen in the off season.

The course was in great shape but there is a significant amount of bunkers so your short game has to be on point. I would highly recommend this course if you are in the area.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

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