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Dubai is among the world's fastest growing holiday destinations, thanks to the ultimate luxury hotels, fine dining, tax-free shopping, and the fantastic climate. Add a fantastic collection of world class golf courses including the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates and you have the recipe for a perfect golfing getaway.
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The Greg Norman designed Earth Course is the latest offering from the Jumeirah Golf Estates and since opening for play in 2009 has quickly garnered a strong reputation as a top class championship course; a fact that is underlined by its hosting of the Dubai World Championships in its very first year. Fast forward to 2016, the stunning Earth Course still remains the host of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and is strongly regarded as one of the most iconic courses on the European Tour schedule.
Measuring 7,706 yards from the tips, it is perhaps a good plan to leave the back tees to the tour pros and play from one of w selection of tees that make the course playable for golfers of all shapes and sizes. Fairways are generous so big hitters will enjoy giving it a rip with the driver, however, natural undulations on the course make for some tricky iron shots into huge, audaciously sloping greens. The rough and white sandy bunkers bordering the fairways and greens are fair and, if you stray even further off line, attractive redwood chippings make finding your ball easy while adding a degree of difficulty to your next shot.
Inspired by the natural elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Wind, and interwoven with tastefully designed homes, the four championship golf courses of Jumeirah Golf Estates are set to take their place among the world's most prestigious golfing developments.
Home of the DP World Tour Championship
As mentioned, The Earth Course has played host to the DP World Tour Championship since 2009 which also marks the European Tour’s Race to Dubai Finale formerly known as the Order of Merit. The DP World Tour Championship has a prize fund of $8,000,000 and in 2015 Rory McIIroy took home a cheque of €1,230,792 for his Tour Championship victory.
Previous Winners of the DP World Tour Championship
- 2009 - Lee Westwood (-23)
- 2010 - Robert Karlsson (-14)
- 2011 - Alvaro Quiros (-19)
- 2012 - Rory McIlroy (-23)
- 2013 - Henrik Stenson (-25)
- 2014 - Henrik Stenson (-16)
- 2015 - Rory McIlroy (- 21)
A look back at the 2014 DP World Tour Championship
The 2014 DP World Tour Championship was won by Henrik Stenson who became the first ever player to successfully defend the European Tour DP World Tour Championship. Rory McIlroy finished tied for 2nd along with Ryder Cup Teammates Victor Dubuisson & Justin Rose, but it was still good enough to win the season-long Race to Dubai. Rory had an unbelievable year with wins at the BMW PGA Championship, The Open and PGA Championships and his first WGC event at the Bridgestone Invitational.
A look back at the 2015 DP World Tour Championship
The 2015 DP World Tour Championship was one to remember with some of the best players in the world all in contention. Rory McIlroy came out on top to win by 1 shot ahead of Englishman Andy Sullivan, which included an incredible final sunday round score of 6 under par. With this victory, McIlroy also secured the Race To Dubai title with a total points score of 4,727,253. If McIlroy can secure the 2016 Race to Dubai title, he will become the first ever golfer to be crowned the European Tour's number 1 for three consecutive years.
A look back at the 2016 DP World Tour Championship
The 2016 DP World Tour Championship enjoyed an epic conclusion that went right down to the last hole. Tyrrell Hatton had a one shot lead going up the the par 5 18th but with a closing bogey he came second with a score of 18 under par. Fellow Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick was trailing by one shot on the 18th, but kept his nerve over a birdie putt to win the DP World Tour Championship by one shot. An incredible finish for Matthew to secure his third European Tour title.
The Race to Dubai title for Europe’s no. 1 golfer was also a closely fought battle, but Henrik Stenson of Sweden who has had an incredible year including his first major win at the Open Championship came out on top to win his second Race to Dubai title.
Wanting to improve your performance?
For those seeking to improve their game, Jumeirah Golf Estates offers incredible practice facilities complete with one of only two European Tour Performance Institute centres in the world for those seeking the opportunity to see how the world's best golfers fine tune their performance.
Relax & unwind in the clubhouse
With a grand clubhouse overlooking the finishing holes on both The Earth and Fire courses, spending some time here before and after your round is well recommended with a choice of excellent dishes to enjoy as well as a host of refreshing drinks to have on the terrace.
A wide range of dining options
Jumeirah Golf Estates offers three unique dining options including the Flame Tree Restaurant perfect for steaks and burgers, the Fresca Delicatessen & Cafe for those seeking a lighter dining option and the Swirl Bar & Lounge serving snacks and a wide range of premium beverages.
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