By Matt Smith
When the top golfers come to town for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, golf fans can rest assured that there will be fun for all the family at Jumeirah Golf Estates — both on and off the course.
The top 50 players in the DP World Tour Rankings will take to the Earth Course from November 17-20 as they chase both the $10 million Rolex Series event title and the season-long crown as the Tour’s No. 1 player.
Two-time winner at Jumeirah, Rory McIlroy, currently leads the Rankings race from Dubai Desert Classic champ Viktor Hovland, Mr Consistent Will Zalatoris, US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick and recent BMW PGA Championship king Shane Lowry. Collin Morikawa won both the DPWTC and the Rankings race last year.
But the fun in Dubai begins well before Thursday’s official tee-off as the DP World Tour Championship, celebrating its 14th year, prepares for a week of entertainment.
It all kicks off with the Rolex Pro-Am event on Tuesday, November 15 as guests will have the chance to watch the pro golfers, sporting stars and other celebrities play a fun competition. There will also be meet & greet opportunities as well as family-oriented activations, entertainment and F&B at the Jumeirah fan Village.
On Friday, the tournament will host a Community Day, inviting schools, junior golfers and people of determination to experience behind-the-scenes tours, first-hand introduction to golf clinics, innovative kids’ workshops, as well as sundowners for the adults.
Following last year’s success, making its return to the DPWTC is Ladies Day on Saturday. Female guests will be treated to two complimentary beverages, ladies’ golf clinics, a ‘best dressed’ competition and plenty of perks.
Also taking place over Friday and Saturday is the new-look G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour Series Finale, which will see the world’s eight leading golfers of determination come together to compete in the series finale in Dubai. The G4D golfers will play on the same course as the top 50 golfing professionals participating in the tournament.
The finale on Sunday will see Jumeirah Golf Estates host a Family Day with a variety of activities including children’s shows and interactive events in the Village.
Gates will open at 7am each day with general admission tickets available free of charge. Tickets are also available for the tournament chalets and Earth Lounge.
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