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.
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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 one of the richest prize funds in golf.
A look back at the 2021 DP World Tour Championship
Collin Morikawa was victorious at the the DP World Tour Championship as well as clinching the overall Race to Dubai, making history along the way by becoming the first U.S. player ever to win the tour’s season-long points title.
A look back at the 2020 DP World Tour Championship
Matt Fitzpatrick was the victor in the end of season finale in Dubai with a -15 total enough to claim the title over European Tour stalwart, Lee Westwood. The result ended with Westwood claiming the overall order of merit title, something he also managed to do in 1998, 2000, 2009, 2020.
A look back at the 2019 DP World Tour Championship
Spain's John Rahm claimed victory on The Earth Course with a closing round of 68 (-4) enough to take a 1 shot victory over Tommy Fleetwood who finished with a round of 65 in Dubai. Rahm's victory was well-deserved courtesy of stand out play throughout. His birdie on the last was enough to claim the win.
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.