Emirates Golf Club

Fast Facts

  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Course Designers: Karl Litten and Nick Faldo
  • Rankings: The Majlis – No. 2 in the United Arab Emirates; The Faldo Course – No. 11 in the United Arab Emirates (Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses)
  • Area activities: World’s Tallest Building (Burj Khalifa), city tours, traditional boat cruises, desert safaris


The flagship course at Emirates Golf Club, The Majlis championship course is a challenging par 72, 7,301-yard layout. Designed by Florida-based course architect Karl Litten, the original 18 holes were built in and around the dunes of a beautiful site on the edge of the city of Dubai, donated by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on whose instructions the desert flora was maintained in its natural state.

The Majlis course has developed a worthy reputation worldwide as a testing layout for even the best golfers. The course features hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna, beautifully complemented by meandering fairways and seven fresh and saltwater lakes.

Emirates Golf Club’s second championship golf course, The Faldo, opened in 1996. Redesigned in 2005 by golf legend and 6-time major winner Nick Faldo, the course now combines a stunning visual design with the nuances and challenges of any championship course in just the right measure, providing visitors an exceptionally enjoyable golfing experience.

A par-72, the course has proved to be as popular as its predecessor and lures players to the challenge of its 7,052 yards day or night thanks to incorporated LED floodlights throughout the course.

The Majlis at Emirates Golf Club

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The Faldo at Emirates Golf Club

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