Get to know desert golf with Your Golf Travel
When it comes to desert golf courses, what comes to mind? Bright sunshine, beaufiful backdrops, plenty of heat? Whether its the likes of TPC scottsdale in Arizona, home of the Phoenix Open or the stunning Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, home of the Dubai Desert Classic you can be assured of an unforgettable desert golf experience. Don't forget to choose your favourite desert golf course and a £25 YGT voucher will be heading your way.
YGT's FAVOURITE desert photos
Did you know - Desert Golf
Some of golf's biggest names from around the world are no stranger to desert golf. The likes of Phil Mickelson, Tom Lehman and Pat Perez hail from Arizona, while former world no. 1 Jordan spieth and 6 time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan come from Texas. It would be no suprise that Mickelson has won several PGA events in his home state including the Phoenix Open which he has won on 3 seperate ocassions.
Besides stunning golf courses and spectacular backdrops, desert golf is also the place for the ultimate golf in the sun getaway. When the UK is cold and gloomy, what sounds better then playing golf in a polo shirt and shorts with sunshine all day? Temperatures in the Middle East average in the mid 20's throughout the British winter months and this is matched with 9 hours of sunshine everyday. Don't forget to pack the sun cream!
If you are planning a trip to the USA for your next golf holiday, you would very much be interested to know that in the state of Arizona, green fees are half price during the summer months. You may be playing in bright sunshine and 30 Degree plus temperatures, but for unbelievable savings, it is definetely worth it. Be sure to get in touch with Your Golf Travel, so we can get the ball rolling for your 2017 Arizona golf holiday.
Desert Golf on Tour
Throughout the year, the finest desert golf courses appear on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. Let's take a closer look at the desert golf coures the pro's will be taking on. Towards the end of January, the European Tour heads east for ever so popular Middle East Swing. A series of three high profile tournaments across Dubai, Abu DhabI & Qatar.
On The PGA Tour, the likes of Arizona and Nevada are home to some of the world's most spectacular desert courses. In early February, The Waste Management Pheonix Open takes place at TPC Scottsdale which has become one of the PGA Tour's most iconic venues, partly due to the standout short par 3 16th amphitheatre with a 20,000 grand stand capacity.
Experience NIGHT GOLF in the desert
While filming our latest SKY TV advert, three colleagues from YGT marketing including YGTRory headed out for 9 holes under the floodlights at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, home of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship. If the warm Abu Dhabi heat during the day may be just a little too hot, then night golf is the perfect solution. Let's check out who came out on top in this 3 hole challenge played off scratch.
What NOT to do on your desert golf holiday
Our very own THIN BULLET was out in Murcia with Youtubers Mark Crossfield and Steve Buzzer. The real show though began when Rory tee'd off on the long par 5 at the El Valle Golf Course, part of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Trail. Rory played the hole in true Rory style, so have a watch and you'll see what not to do when playing a desert golf course...