Dubai Golf, the group responsible for Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, has scooped six industry “Oscars” at the 7th annual 59Club Awards in the UK.
Chief among them was a third successive ‘Golf Group of the Year’ title which underpins Dubai Golf’s performance across all business elements – sales, service, operations, retail, food and beverage, and management.
It was a particularly good night for Emirates GC which won ‘Ultimate Members Club’ and had Craig Haldane and Barney Coleman recognised as ‘Greenkeeper of the Year’ and ‘Golf Manager of the Year’ respectively.
Emirates GC and Dubai Creek also received Gold Flag awards, 59Club’s industry benchmark which recognises the finest membership clubs and commercial venues around the golfing world, including The Belfry, Celtic Manor, Monte Rei and Gleneagles, as well as golf groups such as Marriott Golf and Arabella Golf.
The ‘Ultimate Members Club’ is awarded to the club with the highest average scores of all those receiving a ‘Gold Flag’.
“This is a fantastic achievement for Dubai Golf, further cementing its reputation as world-class amongst a host of leading international golf resorts and clubs,” said Mustafa Al Hashimi, Chief Hospitality & Leisure Officer of wasl Asset Management, owner of Dubai Golf, following the awards ceremony at The Belfry Resort.
Christopher May, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Golf, added: “We are delighted to be recognised for our commitment to service excellence at this prestigious award ceremony once again.
“The teams at both clubs have focused on improving the service in every area, and it is rewarding to see this compare favourably to some of the best golf operations in the region and overseas.”
Pictured in the main image above at Emirates GC are (from L to R) Abdulla Ali Al Noon, Club Manager – Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club; Christopher May, CEO – Dubai Golf; Mustafa Al Hashimi, Chief Hospitality & Leisure Officer of wasl Asset Management; Barney Coleman, Club Manager – Emirates Golf Club; Craig Haldane, Director of Golf Course Maintenance – Dubai Golf.