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GOLDEN TICKET: Do you have what it takes to join the Top 10 Middle East courses judging panel?

Here’s a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to contribute to Golf Digest’s global course rankings guide. 

The fifth Golf Digest Middle East Top 10 courses list will be revealed in our January issue and we want you to be part of the extensive biennial judging process.

For the first time we’re straying outside our tried and tested team of leading MENA and UAE PGA Tour professionals and accomplished amateurs by adding a knowledgeable reader to the judging panel*.


This is a golden ticket to the best golf in one of the game’s global hotspots and comes with the kudos of becoming a course rater for Golf Digest, the world’s No.1 sports publication with a global readership of 15.5 million and international affiliates in 29 countries. The role also carries great responsibility.

Like the region’s clubs, we take the Top 10 Golf Courses in the Middle East ranking very seriously, not least because it ultimately contributes to Golf Digest’s “The World’s 100 Greatest Courses” guide.

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As such, you’ll have to meet strict criteria to be considered for the 2018 judging panel. For starters, you must have resided in the Middle East for at least 18 months and hold an official club and/or Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) handicap of 18 or less. It goes without saying that you’ll have played at least five courses across the region in the past year.

You’ll also have to move swiftly. The judging window opens on September 1 so we want to get you on the job as soon as possible. It’s our intention to announce the newest member of the team, after appropriate reference checks (we told you we were serious), ASAP after the Sept. 6 deadline so don’t delay in applying below.

SEE ALSO: Golf Digest Middle East Series 2017

Impartiality is key to Golf Digest’s much-anticipated and coveted course rankings. That’s why panelists cannot submit a rating for any club/course they are attached or affiliated to. Courses are judged on seven criteria – shot values, design variety, resistance to scoring, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambience, each on a scale of 1 (unacceptable) to 10 (absolute perfection).

To be considered, simply fill in your details and Middle East golf CV below. As we may ask you to articulate your rankings, there’s also a section where we want to know, in 100 words or less, why you would be an invaluable member of the team. Creative answers encouraged.

Entries officially close at close of business on Thursday, Sept. 6. Good luck!

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Golf Digest Middle East

Launched in 2008, Golf Digest Middle East is the #1 golf magazine in the region, featuring local content and exclusive articles from the world's leading professionals

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