Emirates Golf Clubs second championship golf course was opened in 1996 and was christened The Wadi, taken from the Arabic word for valley. In 2005, The Wadi was redesigned by six-time major winner Nick Faldo and the new Wadi by Faldo re-opened in October 2006. Also, a par-72, the course has proved to be as popular as ever and lures players to the challenge of its 7,433 yards. Faldo’s trademark tees and bunkers have combined with the naturally rugged terrain to create a unique golfing experience. A natural wadi running the length of the course comes in to play without being classified as a hazard. The Wadi by Faldo has surpassed all its expectations and is destined to be regarded as one of the finest courses in Dubai.
How to play Faldo Course?
Integral to Faldo’s enjoyable and testing design are copious amounts of greenside and fairway bunkering, frequent water hazards and fast, sloping greens that will quickly expose any weaknesses in you putting. The layout juxtaposes the manicured feel of a top-quality resort course with some typically desert-like characteristics.
The toughest stretch of holes arguably comes on the front-nine, with water in play from tee-to-green along the entire right side of hole 5 and hole 7. The exquisite par 3 8th hole demands a shot to elevated and concealed green, and to close things out at a halfway point, a testing short par 4 brings the full array of bunkers, water hazards and waste areas into play.
The Faldo course being the easier of the two courses of Emirates Golf Club despite being a touch longer. The Majlis being more the challenging course, requiring a lot more thought when navigating your way around.
As the only fully floodlit 18-hole course in Dubai, the Faldo course continues to light up the night sky enabling golfers to enjoy a full round of 18-hole championship golf in the heart of Dubai. Since its highly successful launch in April 2010, night golf continues to bring the enjoyment of the game to even more people, offering a truly unique and memorable golfing experience for all.
How to book tee times for Faldo Course?
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Faldo Course Dubai in your golf holiday.
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