Al Badia Golf Course, Dubai

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Al Badia Golf Course was designed by world-renowned golf course designer Robert Trent Jones II and it was inspired on an oasis theme. The 7,250 yard Par 72 Championship Course has “rivers of sand” and plants indigenous to the Arabian Gulf, extensive water features including 11 lakes and the grass used is salt-tolerant, meaning it can be irrigated with sea water.

Lying at the heart of the Festival City, Dubai, the course captures the character and beauty of Arabia and golfers will enjoy the great views over the Dubai skyline, water is strategically used for lateral hazards as well as carry hazards on twelve of the holes. The “rivers of sand” concept adds another layer of texture to the design – providing a visual extension of the lakes and streams. These sand areas provide visually crisp playing surfaces that, unlike bodies of water, give a golfer the opportunity to recover from an errant shot.

Providing a challenging round for the seasoned golfer, Al Badia is also welcoming for the recreational player. Four sets of tees are featured on each hole – with most offering a variety of teeing angles. The course can be played from the maximum 7,303 yards for championship players, down to 5,398 yards for newer players.