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The Omega Dubai Ladies
Masters will take place from
9th December to 12th December 2015 at Emirates
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Dubai Ladies Masters is the first full Ladies European
Tour event ever to be played in the Middle East.
Congratulations to the 2014 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters
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Emirates Golf Club, host of the European Tour sanctioned Omega
Dubai Desert Classic and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, was the first
all grass championship golf course in the Middle East when it
opened in 1988. Taking pride in its 36 holes of world-class golf,
the club sports two of the city's finest must-play courses, the
Majlis and the Faldo Course, which is also the only 18 hole course
in the region to offer night golf. Both courses combine the natural
rolling desert terrain for a serious golfing test, while the
signature clubhouse, remains the most eye-catching in the region.
The Majlis Course has been presented with numerous accolades over
its 25 year history, including its 2012 ranking by Golf World
magazine as one of the 'Top 100 Golf Courses in the World' and
being awarded 'Best Course Middle East' in the Asian Golf Monthly
Awards. Emirates Golf Club is also the only golf club in the
MENA region to receive GEO Certification.
From the testing 18 hole Majlis and Faldo courses, to the
equally challenging par 3, the Emirates Golf Club draws
accomplished and casual golfers looking to improve their game
'The Emirates' is so much more than a golf club, serving as the
premier address for all things leisure. Its appeal is equally
wide-ranging off course, with everything from fine dining to bar
bites available alongside top-notch pool and gym facilities, tennis
courts and a brand new spa.
Click on any of the hole numbers highlighted on the map to view
information for that hole.
Holes highlighted in red represent the Faldo course while the
yellow holes are part of the Majlis course.
All distances shown are in yards
From Tee in Red To Green Centre in Black
The first hole is a tricky opener that needs great care and
where the driver is probably not for everyone. The tee shot should
favour the right-hand side in order to get a clear view of the
elevated green for the approach. However, too far right leaves a
challenging second shot over the rocks that protect that side of
the green.Too far left, on the other hand, leaves a sand shot from
the wadi waste area. Check the flag position. It is important to
get the ball pin-high to avoid a difficult putt on this undulating
At 206 yards from the championship tee, the first of the par 3's
favours a right to left shaped tee shot, although care should be
taken to avoid the bunker guarding the left of the green. With a
run-off area to the back left and bunkers protecting the front left
of the green, club selection is paramount. The most forgiving place
to leave an approach shot is short of the green, giving the chance
to chip up to the flag.
This introductory par 5 requires a blend of strategy, power and
finesse. For the tee shot, avoiding the wadi waste area that
envelopes both sides of the fairway affords long drivers the
opportunity to go for this green in two. For those laying up, make
sure yardages are accurate in order to avoid a series of deep
bunkers.Distance control should continue to take precedence with
the third shot to avoid getting into three-putt territory.
A heavily guarded fairway with traditional Faldo design bunkers
monopolising the left, and water dominating the right, makes this a
tough tee shot. Ideally, the ball should be placed at the widest
part of the fairway, between the second and third bunkers from the
tee. A straightforward second shot leads into a green that is
marked with danger, given its undulating slopes and run-off
Don't be afraid to get the driver out on this hole to take
advantage of an extremely generous fairway and wide landing area.
However, beware of the deep and punishing bunkers that protect the
lay up area for the second shot, and ensure that you choose a club
that will get the ball safely over the water and bunker hazards on
the approach to the green. There is no easy putt on this green.
Play for two putts and move on to the next hole.
Though pleasing to the eye, pinpoint accuracy is required from
start to finish on this par 4. A tough tee shot avoiding out of
bounds, bunkers and a lone tree in the fairway, makes this an
extremely challenging hole. Play the percentage shots and double
check yardages to walk away with a blemish-free scorecard.
Possibly the toughest tee shot on the course, water hugs the
right side of this dog-leg from start to finish. Once the tee shot
has been negotiated, the second should be aimed at the left of the
green to find the putting surface, thus avoiding the water that
lies to the front and right. Don't be overly aggressive on this
hole and maintain distance control to avoid lurking trouble.
A tricky, uphill par 3 to a largely concealed putting surface
puts all the emphasis on club selection. The ideal shot will shape
from right to left moving around behind the bunkers into the centre
of the green. Any shot staying to the right will end up in a
relatively safe position, from where a chip and putt par can be
Though rated the easiest hole on the course, this par 4 needs
full concentration. The fairway can punish with its unpredictable
slopes, leaving an awkward lie for the second shot to a
well-protected green. Favour a short tee shot to provide a flatter
lie, thereby making the hole, and the end of the first nine, that
Prepare to use the driver! A generously wide target from the tee
allows the luxury of hitting a long drive, relieving some of the
pressure from the next shot. A long iron or wood to a green,
protected by bunkers at the front and a run-off area to the back
right, makes for a challenging second shot. It may be wise to
favour the left of the green to steer away from potential trouble
The back nine continues in the same vein as it started, with
another challenging hole. At 450 yards, the tee shot should not
pose too many problems with a large target on offer. However, it is
the second shot to this green, protected by water left and back as
well as a cavernous bunker on the right, that will test the finest
of ball strikers. Beware! Any shot slightly left of the green will
be water bound.
A nice par 3 requiring a shot of no more than 158 yards for the
opportunity to put the ball close to the hole for a birdie. Bare in
mind however, it is the green that provides the protection for this
hole as it slopes severely downhill from right to left.
A beautiful par 5, and another fine example of Faldo-style
bunkering. Be sure to have a clear strategy for this hole from the
outset. Lead out with a straight tee shot to avoid the wadi waste
area that meanders through this hole. The second shot is the key to
the hole. Put in the right position, it will allow a more
aggressive play for the third shot, setting up a potential
Judge the distance that provides a comfort zone for the second
shot before committing to the tee shot on this hole. A deep and
punishing wadi waste area runs down the right of the fairway, while
the left features a taxing bunker. Anything finishing in either
hazard could spell trouble with the second shot from sand over
water. The green, one of the narrowest on the course, needs a shot
of great accuracy and it is advisable to double-check the yardage
before play. A lovely feature on the 14th fairway is the indigenous
Gaff tree preserved from the original Wadi course.
Without doubt, the 15th hole combines a visual treat with the
opportunity to play some great golf. Signature Faldo style
bunkering down the right of the fairway waits to claim any errant
tee shot. A well-placed drive leaves a second shot to the green,
but only after negotiating the bunker that runs the length of the
left side. Otherwise, prepare for an uncomfortably long bunker
shot. Enjoy the challenge!
The 16th hole is a true par 5 in every sense, requiring three
well-executed shots. Get as much initial distance as possible with
a driver from the tee. Follow up with a fairway lay up, ideally as
close as possible to the wadi waste area in front of the green. The
key to making a par or better after a good lay up is to avoid the
two treacherous bunkers either side of the green with the third
shot. Negotiating two putts on this green and walking away with par
is a hole well played.
The longest par 3 of the course needs some accurate, long play
to set up a chance of a birdie. Consider a long iron or wood to
safely reach the green, keeping in mind the bunkers and run-off
areas that guard it. At 48 yards from front to back, avoid any long
putt challenges on the green by getting the ball pin high. Again,
it is a hole where par is a very pleasing result.
A true test of golf mettle to finish. The driver should be in
every player's hands on this tee shot, but distance should not give
way to accuracy as it is crucial to get a line capable of avoiding
the wadi waste area that cuts into the fairway on the right hand
side. A wood or long iron is the natural choice for a second shot
that also calls for precision and nerve to manoeuvre past the
dramatic cluster of bunkers to the left, and the water guarding the
right of the green. Once on the green, most of the hard work is
already done, but take time to read the slopes. Concentration to
the end will pay dividends as a par on this hole makes for an
exhilarating end to the round.
This hole has been lengthened over the years to make it more
challenging for the Tour professionals, and with a carry of just
under 280 yards over the bunker on the left, and 290 yards to reach
the bunker on the right, driver is the club here every time. The
second shot is to an elevated green which is 28 yards deep. Always
make sure to take into account the slightly uphill nature of the
shot and take enough club to find yourself in the centre of the
green as there are no prizes for coming up short and leaving
yourself a tricky bunker shot. The green has subtle borrows but is
not too challenging - putts can be holed regularly on this green. A
great opening hole.
The strategy here is to hit the driver again, so any errant tee
shot slightly right of the intended line will go far enough to take
you past the water on the right. A great birdie chance, normally
with less than 100 yards for the second shot being the norm.
The first of the par 5's is out of reach in two shots for most
mortals - a few of the longer hitters can still reach this in two
shots. The driver off the tee leaves you with a blind second over
the hill towards the green. A sensible lay-up into the fairway,
short of the greenside bunker, is required. By laying up at this
80-yard mark, this gives you a good opportunity to wedge the ball
close to the hole for a birdie chance. This green is always tough
to hole putts on due to subtle breaks.
A fantastic short hole that proves to be one of the most
difficult holes on the course, year after year, with water guarding
the right side of the green. Try to play for the left half of this
green and let the ball come off the slope into the middle of the
green. Putting is never easy on this hole, the key being to make
sure you leave yourself an uphill putt rather than a side hill or
downhill putt. Be happy with a par here.
Rated the hardest hole on the course, the 5th hole requires a
well-struck tee shot. The drive needs to be kept in the fairway and
the temptation is to hug the tree line to shorten the hole. Try to
favour the right side, taking the trees out of play, although it
leaves a longer second shot. The second shot should be kept below
the hole if possible to increase your chances of a two putt on this
steeply sloping green.
The sixth hole, regarded by many as harder than the 5th,
requires both power and accuracy - power from the tee to get you
far enough down the hole so that you shorten your second shot to a
very narrow green and accuracy of distance with the second to a
green that is 50 yards long and very narrow across.
A real treat of a hole off the back tee. The tee shot, over an
expanse of water, requires you to ensure that you do not make the
cardinal sin of being short. At just under 170 yards to the front
edge, the breeze has to be taken into consideration when selecting
your club. The key is to try and get the ball pin high to give you
the chance of a birdie putt on one of the flattest greens on the
With the tee box at the back, the drive to the fairway requires
the ball to be hit 240 yards just to reach the short grass. The
driver should be used every time here. The second shot is sharply
uphill and the pin position should be taken into consideration when
selecting your club. A good tip is to take one more club than you
originally thought. The green is no pushover as it slopes from back
to front, leaving some tricky putts to negotiate before the hole is
A great hole to finish the front nine with. From the back tee,
driver is the club again with the run out to the water at around
300 yards. Care should be taken to avoid the fairway bunker on the
right that would prove troublesome for your second shot. Once well
placed in the fairway, you should always tend to favour the right
side of the green as anything finishing there leaves a relatively
simple chip or putt. Any shot leaking left may end up in the water
with the green's slopes gathering the ball down to the water.
Making a par on this hole is usually a relief.
A great birdie chance with a wide fairway to hit from the tee
and a green reachable in two for the longer hitters. Driver should
be played from the tee and then you would normally lay the ball up
to a comfortable distance short of the bunkers surrounding this
green so that you can attack for birdie with some aggressive wedge
play. A green with subtle borrows should be studied carefully
before a putt is struck.
A short hole but one that can cause problems as Ernie Els found
out when he carded his only bogey here on route to his course
record 61. Club selection is paramount as the green is 44 yards in
depth, making it imperative that you try and get the ball pin high.
A general rule of thumb on this hole is that if you hit the ball to
the centre of the green, you will not be too far away! Birdies can
be made here but be careful.
One of the tougher holes on the course, this hole can play more
like a par 5 than a par 4. Always play the driver from this tee and
try and keep it down the left side of the fairway to try and
shorten the hole as much as possible. The second shot is slightly
uphill to an elevated green and with a fairly long shot coming into
this green; the centre is again the goal. A tricky green with 3
putts very possible at any time.
A risk reward par 5 where a brave tee shot can set up a birdie
or spell disaster. A sharp dog-leg left provides an exciting
driving hole for aggressive players. You can try and hit driver
here and attempt to cut the corner to allow the chance of a birdie
by hitting the green with the second shot. A good drive will leave
around 200 yards to the green and the target would generally be
anywhere on the putting surface. The safe option sees you playing
right of the dog-leg and playing the hole as a true par 5. This
two-tiered green is not easy to putt on if you are on the wrong
level so always try to leave yourself an uphill putt on this fast
Another dog-leg left. Picking the line for your tee shot
is key. Again, try to hit driver from the tee to make sure you get
a flat lie at the bottom of the slope, which comes down from the
corner of the dog-leg. A downhill lie for the second could make
this a tricky hole. Once on the flat lie, it leaves a fairly easy
shot to a flat green and you should really be thinking that a
birdie is a good possibility from the centre of the
This par 3 may provide some real difficulties. Excitement could
unfold if the pin position is back left at over 200 yards to the
pin with desert just short of the putting surface. Take the yardage
to the centre of the green and play for that point, favouring the
right side of the green as anything left of the green leaves a
tricky escape from the sandy waste, which is below the level of the
A generous driving hole allows you to open the shoulders and hit
a long one. Driver should be the club for this tee shot. A
relatively simple approach shot requires the priority to be
distance control and club selection. Leaving the ball in the wrong
place on this green could put you in three-putt territory with
several tricky slopes running through the centre of this green. You
should be hopeful of a birdie on this hole but not disappointed
A hole that can be played in different ways. You can have a go
at the green with your driver if you are long enough and push hard
for your birdie or try the conventional route of hitting the ball
down the fairway, relying on a good wedge shot and making birdie
that way. Make sure your tee shot is accurate - a second shot from
the rough or sandy waste will prove tricky.
All great golf courses feature a great finishing hole, and this
is one to compare with the best. A birdie here will bring a
marvelous climax to any round, but a par is always satisfying. With
the fairway turning left 90 degrees, cutting the corner is a
temptation difficult to resist, even if your best drive may still
leave the green well out of reach. The second shot needs
concentration to lay the ball up at your favourite distance. Be
sure to clear the water with your third and enjoy the green that
has seen great finishes to the Dubai Desert Classic over the
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