Have you ever played night golf? If you’re a fan of the game during daylight hours, you’re gonna love playing under the floodlights. But can you imagine playing a Tour event at night? The Ladies European Tour are playing the Emirates Golf Course in Dubai for the Dubai Moonlight Classic this November. Moonlight being the operative word.
“The Faldo Course can be played by day or by night, but there is something special about playing golf after the sun sets that most certainly cannot be experienced everywhere.”
Ladies European Tour
Many tournaments on the Ladies European Tour being cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19, so the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic is the first event back in Dubai. Formerly known as the OMEGA Dubai Ladies Masters, the tournament was first played in 2006 on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club but introduced the night time twist in 2019. The event gained global recognition as the world’s first professional day-night tour event!
Nick Faldo’s golf course was re-designed by the man himself with night golf in mind. Floodlights were insisted upon and are an important part of the championship course setup.
Emirates Golf Club
Emirates Golf Club (formerly The Wadi Course before Sir Nick Faldo’s re-design) was established in 1988 and was the first all-grass championship course in the Gulf region. It is now home to two outstanding championship courses and a 9 hole par 3 course. Emirates Golf Club Majalis Course was host to the mens Dubai Desert Classic tournament for many years too. If the golf resorts in Dubai are good enough to host golf tournaments for the Pros, they’re good enough for us.
Emirates Golf Club by day
Where else can you play night golf?
If you love the idea of heading to the UAE for an adventure on your next golf holiday, you can also tee it up at night at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Turkey is another fantastic holiday destination and Montgomerie Maxx Royal is another resort where you can play Night Golf. Check out the vlog with YGT Rory below.
Have you played golf at night on your golf holiday? Drop us a comment below and tell us where!