Some of the world's most excluxive golf courses can be found in The United Arab Emirates, or UAE for short. Most courses in the UAE are found in Dubai and the capital Abu Dhabi, but there is also clubs in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah. For the past 20 years the UAE has emerged as a leading, top-end golf destination with a big number of world-class golf courses. Below you can read about eight absolutely fantastic courses that definitely will give you an experience to remember.

1. Emirates Golf Club Majlis Course – Dubai

Built in and around the dunes of a beautiful site on the edge of the city of Dubai is Emirates Golf Club with its 18 hole championship course The Majlis. This flagship course is a challenging par 72 with 7,301 yard layout.

The course features hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna, beautifully complemented by meandering fairways and seven fresh and saltwater lakes. The Majlis Course has developed a worthy reputation worldwide as a testing layout for even the best golfers. An experience you don't want to miss for sure.

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2. Yas Links – Abu Dhabi

Yas Links combines an unbeatable environment with a noble heritage where players will stimulate all their senses while playing. The course stands high in international rankings and was designed by Kyle Phillips. Players at Yas Links will face exciting challenges and golf in a class that all golfers around the world dream of experiencing at some point in their lives.

The clubhouse is superbly located on the waterfront, with magnificent views of the Arabian Gulf which also provides the perfect finish to your golf round.

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3. Saadiyat Beach – Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is one of the most prestigious and popular courses in the region, located on Saadiyat Island. The white beaches and the shimmering sea characterize the surroundings of the island. The course is designed by the legendary Gary Player and gives you an unparalleled golf experience. In addition to being an absolutely magical place to play golf, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was also the first real beach course in this region.

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4. Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course – Dubai

The Earth Course is one of Jumeriah Golf Estates’ two championship golf courses. Measuring 7,706 yards from the championship tees, the Earth Course boasts 18 holes with spectacular views of white, graceful-through-deep bunkers. Each hole is designed to blend into the surrounding landscape, with the challenging 18th hole split up its entire length by a stunning creek.

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5. Abu Dhabi Golf Club – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Golf Club is one of the real gems in the region for golfers looking for an exciting challenge. The course layout is praised in golf press worldwide and with wide fairways, strategically placed bunkers and perfect greens, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is a true masterpiece. Here you will miss nothing.

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6. The Address Montgomerie – Dubai

Address Montgomerie is one of the Middle East’s most luxurious and desirable golfing destinations. The course is a links-land style oasis encompassing over 200 acres and featuring 14 lakes and 81 bunkers which challenge and intrigue all levels of players. A golfers paradise!

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7. Jumeirah Golf Estates Fire Course – Dubai

Jumeirah Golf Estates Fire Course is a tough and, needless to say, a fiery challenge for golfers of all abilities. It's in complete harmony with its surroundings as the native grasses display a golden glint in the sunlight, and away from the immaculate playing surfaces, large terracotta bunkers punctuate the rolling terrain. The Fire course is a challenge you’ll relish and an experience you’ll want to repeat.

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8. The Els Club – Dubai

The Els Club in Dubai is one of the real kings among golf courses in the the Middle East. Players at the Els Club will enjoy a first-class golf experience that is easy accessible and located in the heart of Dubai Sports City. Regardless if you are a first-time player or a regular golfer in the region that played the Els Club before - it’s championship course and amazing layout will give you a real treat in true desert style.

Enjoy the extraordinary and personal service along with the well maintained facilities. After your round of golf we highly recommend you a visit to the restaurant - you won’t regret your visit to the Els Club.

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