Emirates Golf Club, the UAE’s premier golfing destination, has officially launched night golf on the championship Faldo Course. Today’s opening enables golfers to enjoy a full round of championship golf in the heart of Dubai for the first time, as the Faldo course becomes the only fully floodlit 18-hole course in the UAE.
Open to public and members alike with highly competitive rates for 18 holes and 9 holes, the exciting development will extend play until midnight everyday of the week, with players able to tee off as late as 8pm for 18 holes and 10pm for 9 holes on the championship course.
“Since opening the first grass golf course in the region the Emirates Golf Club has played a leading role in promoting the game and helping to develop Dubai as a world class golfing destination. The launch of night golf will bring the enjoyment of the game to even more people, offering a truly unique and memorable golfing experience for all,” said Chris May, General Manager, Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
The Faldo, a 7348 yards Par 73 championship course, opened in 2006 following the redesign of the Wadi Course by golfing legend Nick Faldo, will be brought to life in the Dubai evenings by the very latest in lighting technology, adding further to the unrivalled facilities at the Emirates Golf Club.
“Night golf has the potential to revolutionize the game within the UAE. Typically work constraints and limited tee off times means securing a round on a quality course in Dubai is a constant challenge. But with night golf we hope to make golf more accessible, especially in the summer months for those wishing to play in the cooler evenings”, Andrew Whitelaw, Club Manager, Emirates Golf Club explained.
With demand and interest in golf continuing to grow in the region, the introduction of night golf is a practical response by the iconic Emirates club to meet the increased demand by providing enjoyable year-round golf regardless of the climate and hectic pace of modern life in Dubai.
“The Faldo is a true test of golf for all players. Whether you’re a serious amateur wanting to regularly play on a championship course or you’re simply after a social 9 holes with friends after work, Emirates Golf Club has created new opportunities to play 7 nights a week offering great value for money and increased convenience for players ”, continued Whitelaw.
The green fee rates announced have been set to encourage regular night play by the local golfing community, visitors to the region and juniors with 18 holes varying from Dhs. 425 for visitors, Dhs.395 for UAE residents, Dhs.385 for Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) members. For those wishing to play 9 holes in the evening, rates vary from Dhs.255 for visitors, Dhs.240 for UAE residents, Dhs.230 for Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) members and only Dhs. 190 for juniors.
The Emirates Golf Club selected global leaders in lighting, Abacus, to provide the on-course floodlighting system, with the environmental impact a key consideration in the system installed, as Whitelaw explained;
“The Emirates Golf Club has always set the standard for golf in the region so it was important a lighting system was installed to complement our existing world-class facilities and bring out the best of the Faldo course at night. We required a system that ensured energy use and light-pollution would be maintained at a minimum whilst providing the best possible conditions for players enjoy. Without doubt that has been achieved with the Faldo course ready for play against the backdrop of the spectacular Dubai skyline”.
John Anthony, Export Sales Director of Abacus said: “For over 50 years Abacus has been dedicated to lighting engineering and design excellence. Our sports lighting systems have been installed in the finest facilities worldwide, making us the leading providers in the industry. The Faldo course represents our greatest achievement yet in golf lighting and we are proud to have been involved in this project from the very beginning. The right lighting has the potential to completely revolutionize sport by enhancing the experience for players, spectators and sponsors.”
All rates are inclusive of shared cart and range balls prior to play, with hot food available on the course for those coming from the workplace to the course. Rates are valid 7 days per week. Bookings can be made by contacting Golf Reservations on Tel: +9714 380 1999 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org