Emirates Golf Club – Majlis Course
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. The Majlis was the first grass course in the Middle East and takes its name from the Arabic for meeting place. Indeed, one of the most prominent features on the course is the Majlis building itself, positioned between the 8th and 9th holes. The 8th hole, a par 4 dogleg is The Majlis most unusual hole. 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. The Clubs international recognition was confirmed in 1989 with its first European Tour event, the Dubai Desert Classic. Twenty four years later, this tournament reaches hundreds of millions of TV screens around the world, and most of the worlds top players, including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, have taken part in what is one of the European PGA Tours top events.