There is no truer saying than ‘a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day in the office’. If there is one thing that Dubai and its surrounding emirates are known for, it’s for the plethora of magnificently manicured and exceptionally accessible golf courses. Golf, as a sports activity in Dubai and the UAE, has seen tremendous growth over the years and continues to be the recreation of choice for visitors and residents alike.
Dubai hosts some of the most prestigious tournaments on the annual golfing calendar including the Omega Desert Classic, the DP World Tour Classic, and the Dubai Ladies Masters. Navigating your way around these golfing options in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and some of the other emirates like Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman can be a daunting task if you are unfamiliar with the country. We, at Seawings Seaplane Tours, have taken the liberty of featuring five of the best golf courses in the UAE to consider; we can even get you there in style, book you a tee time, and reserve you a table for dinner.
Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
A Dubai golf trip would not be complete without a trip to this iconic course. The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club is a stunning example of how an immaculate golf course can coexist within the heart of a bustling city. This 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course is situated on the banks of the Dubai Creek, providing breathtaking scenery as you make your way around this lush green course.
One of the most distinctive features of this course is the clubhouse. Designed to resemble an Arabic Dow, this landmark clubhouse provides a wonderful backdrop to capture the highlights of a day well spent with your golfing partners.
As you play your round of golf at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, make sure to listen for the Seawings Seaplane Tours of Dubai taking off from the Dubai Creek waters. The distinctive sound of the Cessna Caravan engine has become synonymous with this location and we would be delighted to welcome you on-board when next you find yourself teeing off at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Rated as one of the best outdoor activities in Dubai by TripAdvisor, we highly recommend that you add this Dubai golf course to your bucket list.
JA The Resort
If you are looking for a course that gets you out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into a lush green landscape, look no further than JA The Resort. This 9-hole Par-36 golf course provides a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all golfers with an official handicap of 28 and below. Surrounded by exotic fauna and flora on every hole, this course provides even the most wearisome traveler a visual respite. As you walk the course, make sure to keep an eye open for the rainbow-colored plumes of the many peacocks roaming the grounds.
Be sure to visit Captain’s, located at the clubhouse, for some refreshments after your round. Situated directly in front of the marina, Captain’s provides magnificent views and a great selection of food to replenish your energy stores.
JA The Resort has been the home of Seawings Seaplane Tours of Dubai since we started operations in 2007. As you sip your coffee on the balcony of Captain’s, you may just witness another spectacular tour of Dubai taking off or landing right in front of your eyes. We would be thrilled to have you pay us a visit and, perhaps, book you on a trip of a lifetime as you fly off to another United Arab Emirates championship golfing destination in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman or Ras Al Khaimah.
Yas Links Abu Dhabi
Take a thrilling Seawings Seaplane Tour from one of our idyllic locations in Dubai down the coast towards Abu Dhabi and land on the waterways of Yas Island. Yas Island is home to the rolling fairways of Yas Links Abu Dhabi. This 18-hole course is the first Links golf course in the Middle East and provides a true golfing challenge for those looking to experience a Links course.
Although the course itself is a masterpiece all on its own, it’s the entire experience from the clubhouse to the cuisine that keeps people coming back time and time again. Hickory’s Restaurant and Bar receives raving reviews from post-18-hole patrons and the service from staff at the clubhouse is impeccable. It’s little wonder that this course is renowned for being the best golf course in Abu Dhabi by both Golf Digest Middle East and TripAdvisor.
Al Zorah Golf Club – Ajman
Taking a trip to the north of the country to Dubai’s neighboring emirate of Ajman, Al Zorah Golf Club is an idyllic oasis that awaits the traveling golfer. This 18-hole par 72 golf course has a total of 88 bunkers and two lakes. What really sets this golf course apart is its ability to change from morning to night through the ebb and flow of the daily tides. The course is essentially a series of interconnected islands, another feature that sets it apart from the norm. Surrounded by naturally occurring mangroves, Al Zorah Golf Club is an ornithologists dream as it contains over 50 species of birds.
Al Hamra Course
Moving further north, take another spectacular coastal Seawings Seaplane Tour towards the northernmost city in United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah, for another equally challenging golfing experience. Al Hamra Golf Club boasts an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course that stretches 7,325 yards at full length. What differentiates this golf course from all the others is the way it seamlessly blends around four interconnected open-waterway lagoons. Ideal for all golfers, this course offers opportunities for everyone to experience the immaculate greens, excellent service, and picturesque views of Ras Al Khaimah.
TripAdvisor ranks Al Hamra Golf Course as the number one outdoor activity n Ras Al Khaimah. This number one status is echoed by the myriad of 5-star reviews from happy Al Hamra golfers.
The Seawings Difference
All five of these spectacular golf courses are accessible by our Seawings Seaplane. We have cultivated strong relationships over many years with our colleagues at these courses and; therefore, are in the perfect position to build a unique golfing package that suits your particular needs. It was no accident that we chose to partner with these five prestigious golf courses in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah. We pride ourselves on delivering only the best for our customers and we expect the same level of service and quality from our partners.
We hope you enjoy your next golfing excursion around the United Arab Emirates. Make it a trip to remember by contacting us. Let us do the work; you deserve to play.
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