The second championship course at the Emirates Golf Club opened in 1996 and was named Wadi, meaning valley in Arabic. Building a course to compete with the Majlis, the original Emirates course, was a daunting task but we think an admirable job was done.
The Wadi was redesigned in 2006 by Nick Faldo and was later renamed the Faldo in commemoration of the six-time major winner. ‘The Wadi by Faldo’ has a predominant theme of dramatic bunkering on show all the way from tee to green. Golfers will certainly enjoy the Faldo, which is a real challenge with fourteen cleverly positioned lakes protecting the spacious fairways and large greens.
Despite wide fairways and large greens, accuracy and course management (a key to Nick Faldo’s designs) are important to score well on this golf course.