The Majlis Championship course
original home of the Dubai Desert Classic and the flagship
course of Emirates Golf Club, The Majlis Championship
course is a challenging par 72, 7200-yard course. Sculptured
around the original tall desert dunes in 1987, 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
8th hole, a par 4 dogleg is The Majlis' most unusual
hole. Stroke index 3 and playing a full 434 yards, it
has the unusual distinction of playing up-hill and requires
a long, well directed drive to leave a reasonable second
shot to its well protected green.
Golf Club's second Championship golf course was opened
in 1996 and was christened 'The Wadi', taken from the
Arabic for 'valley'. A landscaped wadi between the 7th
and 8th holes highlights the traditional name given
to the course. The Wadi continues in the same vein as
The Majlis with its undulating fairways and landscape.
the unenviable task of competing with The Majlis, The
Wadi performs admirably and more than acquits itself.
Another challenging layout, The Wadi tempts the average
golfer with its space and large greens, which are cleverly
protected by fourteen lakes and numerous bunkers. The
Wadi is very popular locally and eagerly lures players
to the challenge of its 7127-yards.