Arabian Ranches, Emirates Road (311)
P.O. Box 36700, Dubai
Architect: Ian Baker-Finch & Nicklaus Design
Arabian Ranches Golf Club is a true members’ club and it treats its visitors with the same warmth and hospitality. Situated in the heart of the community that bears its name, the club opened in 2004 and rapidly became a popular destination.
The course features conventional bunkers, with the natural desert habitat that it winds its way through providing the main challenge to players. A variety of shrubs, bushes and trees occupy the sandy stretches of native ground, so when missing the fairway you often find yourself in the hands of the golfing gods.
These native areas were notoriously penal when the club first opened, but have been largely cleared to restore more traditional desert aesthetics (and of course, to help golfers locate their balls).
Playing up to 7,658 yards, it is a true test of championship golf and the annual “Black Tee Challenge” provides one of the most demanding tests for amateur golfers in Dubai. Tee complexes of varying distance ensure that the course is enjoyable and rewarding for golfers of all abilities.
On the premises:
- locker room
- night golf
- practice facility