The Dubai Creek & Yacht Club grabbed considerable world-wide attention on opening in 1993 when golf in the Middle East was in its infancy. The club is located minutes from the international airport and calling this "a golfer’s paradise" is not wrong.
Well groomed fairways and greens are a feature and the challenge to par is tough from the tournament tees. The course plays a little easier from the forward tees making it most suitable for all golfers, whether here for a Desert Classic or just some quality holiday golf.
The water featured par three course under floodlights and extensive practice facilities combine to make Dubai Creek a golf venue that will live in the memory for a very long time.
The distinctive clubhouse has already won awards around the world and with the green lush fairways of the course lapping the shore of the creek, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is already characterful.
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Average Reviewers Score:
An absolutely fantastic golf course. Don't think that because it is below 7,000 yards from the back tees that it will be a walkover, it is a true test of your golfing abilities.
In particular the 17th & 18th holes with the Creek to your left are two of the toughest driving holes I have ever come across. Narrow with the Creek on one side and bunkers and palm trees on the right.
The course was in immaculate condition, the maintenance is first class and the layout combined with the inevitable wind means that you will need to use a variety of shots in order to play well.
A course I will definitely play again when I'm next in Dubai. It only misses out on 6 balls due to a few holes in the middle of the round which are not as special as the rest.
One of the truly great conditioned courses that I have played. Hardly a blade of grass out of place and for me the best greens in Dubai. Dubai Creek is unlike the Emirates Club; the Creek’s targeted audiences are visitors and at the Emirates, a thriving membership is evident to the tune of over 1000. The course if I am honest sits highly on my list of played courses on the Top 100 website, of which I have played over 200 – this slots in easily within my top 30 and manicured courses and not normally my choice. All fairways are like carpet, bunkering imaginative and holes that have plenty of variation that are joy to play. Lots of good holes early on, like the par-4 6th with the tee box on stilts within the Creek. Here the drive is a thrill and finding the fairway over the water is a brilliant feeling. The 10th is a high class par-5 where premium is on accuracy. The course ends in style with the 17th and 18th par-4’s straight from the very top drawer. Both hugging the Creek to the left and a thrill to play. The last 30 minutes or so on this course playing those two holes must feature in my favorite times on a golf course. Off course attention is of a high class too – the clubhouse in the famous sail shape, the restaurants and the ambience is just quality. Highly recommended.