Best of all .Quite an experience playing the same course as the final. Greens were still super fast but sadly pitch marked all over ..but we loved the challenge !!
Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course
As host of the annual DP World Tour Championship European Tour event, Jumeirah Golf Estates rivals the best golfing destinations in the world. The world class clubhouse boasts world class luxurious facilities, including dining and entertainment options, a swimming pool and changing rooms as well as a lounge and retail store.
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 2018 Danny Willett took home a cheque of over a million dollars for his Tour Championship victory.
Previous Winners of the DP World Tour Championship
- 2012 - Rory McIlroy (-23)
- 2013 - Henrik Stenson (-25)
- 2014 - Henrik Stenson (-16)
- 2015 - Rory McIlroy (- 21)
- 2016 - Matthew Fitzpatrick (-17)
- 2017 - Jon Rahm (-19)
- 2018 - Danny Willett (-18)
A look back at the 2018 DP World Tour Championship
The victory in 2018 for Danny Willett was an emotional one, with his first victory since earning his Green Jacket at The Masters back in 2016, it had been close to a 1,000 days that he had won on the Tour. This win didn't come easy either, having to chase off the likes of fellow Englishman Matt Wallace, Jon Rahm, and the 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed.
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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Really enjoyed this course. There were 3 of us who played. We were teamed up with a member to make a 4 ball. They were helpful with tips around the course. We booked a 0810 tee but tee'd off at 0840. As the temp was 39* I would recommend as early a start as poss.
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