Note to Editors
About Dubai Golf:
Dubai Golf, with its world-class golf courses and luxurious
clubhouses, harbours some of the most spectacular locations for
golf, events and entertainment in the Gulf. Dubai Golf's portfolio
consists of the 2 most established golf resorts in the Middle East
~ Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
Dubai Golf manages an online tee time booking system for its 3 golf
courses as well as servicing a central reservations office that
books golf at all the UAE golf courses.
About Emirates Golf Club:
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 2 of the city's finest must-play courses; the
7301 yard par 72 Majlis course and the recently redesigned 7348
yard par 73 Faldo course. Both courses combine the natural
rolling desert terrain for serious test of golf, while the
signature clubhouse, in the shape of Bedouin tents, remains the
most eye-catching in the region. The Majlis course has
garnered numerous accolades over its 24 year history, the most
recent of which included the 2011 ranking by Golf World
magazine featuring as 'One of the world's Top 100 courses'; 'Best
course Middle East' by Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2010 and
the 2009 ranking by Golf Digest as one of the '100 Best
Courses Outside the USA'.
About Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club:
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is the premier golf resort in
the Middle East located in the heart of Dubai. The resort
incorporates an 18 hole championship golf course, voted one of the
world's 'Top 100 Must-Play Golf Courses', a 9 hole Par 3 course,
golf academy, six restaurants and bars, gymnasium, tropical
swimming pool, the 225-bedroom Park Hyatt Dubai, 92 residential
executive villas and a 121-berth marina.
About Dubai Golf's Parent Company: wasl
wasl LLC,an asset management group, was established by Dubai
Real Estate Corporation (DREC) to manage its operations. The group
currently encompasses three subsidiaries including wasl Properties,
wasl Hospitality and Dubai Golf to overlook its operations in
various real estate and business sectors.
Established to strengthen Dubai's success and to actively secure
its growth objectives for the future, wasl LLC pursues a vision 'to
value and be valued by our stakeholders'. It aims to achieve this
by creating a legacy of trust and respect, by acting responsibly,
and as a platform for innovation in asset management.
wasl Hospitality's portfolio comprises seven
hotels managed by Starwoods and Hyatt Group with over 1,200 rooms,
delivering unprecedented experience to businessmen, tourists and
visitors. Dubai Golf, another active subsidiary
under wasl LLC manages three world-renowned golf courses including
two championships courses at the Emirates Golf Club, 'The Majlis'
and 'The Faldo' and the championship course at Dubai Creek
Golf & Yacht Club.