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Tee off at Dubai's night golf spots

Sat, May 27, 2023

While year-round sunshine means golf is popular during the day, playing a round after sunset presents a cool alternative.

While year-round sunshine means golf is popular during the day, playing a round after sunset presents a cool alternative.

Emirates Golf Club


The Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club may have become famous as the host of the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic, but its sister course, the Faldo, is the star at night. The fully-floodlit grass course is one of the most spectacular in the game, and the only 18-hole night course in the entire region. The club is also home of the exceptionally popular Topgolf Dubai – a three-level entertainment venue with a rooftop terrace, interactive golf games, nibbles and live music, promising a fun evening for everyone whether a golf aficionado or not.

Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai


For a shorter, but no less beautiful round, the Address Montgomerie Dubai course designed by Colin Montgomerie and Desmond Muirhead offers a floodlit nine-hole par three course that's open until 10pm. The course spans across 265 acres, which consist of 123 acres of turf, including 14 lakes, 93 acres of landscaped gardens and 81 large bunkers. In addition, there’s a putting green and driving range accessible until 9pm. Gather your friends to play nine holes, and you'll also get unlimited balls at the driving range.

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club


If you’ve already checked out of your hotel and want to sneak in another round before your flight, the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is five minutes from Dubai International Airport. The sail-shaped clubhouse is one of the city’s most famous landmarks, while the par-3 course is lined with palm and coconut trees adjacent to the Dubai Creek, giving it a totally different feel to other courses in the city. Note that 8:50pm is the last tee off time, and lights have to be out by 10pm.

The Track at Meydan


For something more casual, The Track – next to the Meydan Racecourse that plays host to the annual Dubai World Cup horse race – is a Peter Harradine-designed pay-and-play golf course. Floodlights come on at around 7pm, while the last tee off time for night golf on the nine-hole course is 9:50pm, with lights going out at around 11pm. Whether you’re playing the full nine holes, hitting the driving range or simply putting some balls, The Track at Meydan offers a perfect golfing stop.

Trump International Golf Club

Trump Golf Club Dubai

For a more challenging experience, tee off at the Gil Hanse-designed floodlit par 3 course at the Trump International Golf Club. Located in the heart of Dubai's DAMAC Hills development, Trump Golf Dubai’s nine-hole course features undulations and hazards that mimic the championship course, providing golfers with opportunities to perfect their game. The last tee time is around 8:30pm and the course is open until 10:30pm, with green fee packages that include unlimited balls and range access.

Arabian Ranches Golf Club


The driving range at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club is lit up until 8pm. For many Dubai residents, it is not uncommon to put the kids to bed and then head out for a round of golf to make the most of one of the city’s many after-dark advantages. Celebrate and dine after a round of golf at the colonial Spanish-themed clubhouse, Ranches Restaurant. Outside, the terrace offers panoramic views of the golf course to enjoy, while the sun sets in the background.

Dubai Hills Golf Club


The fully floodlit driving range at Dubai Hills Golf Club is ideal for summer evenings, with premium practice facilities to master your stroke until 8pm. One of the newer additions to the golf scene, the course is carved of the sandy desert with undulating greens juxtaposed with valleys, wadis and lakes. Designed for all levels, the course presents striking Downtown Dubai skyline views in the distance, which makes for unforgettable play.

The Els Club


Spend some time at a golf course designed by former world golf champion Ernie Els. Set in Sports City, the course is an amalgamation of some of Els' favourites from around the world, including bunkers from Royal Melbourne and undulating greens resembling world-renowned American course Pinehurst No. 2. All through summer, golfers can practice their swing at the 411-metre driving range with six different greens to aim at. The floodlit range is open from 6:30am until 9pm, seven days a week.

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