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18th hole on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates

Today, we kick off things here at Jumeirah Golf Estates, based this morning in the Crafty Fox and Bussola this afternoon.

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Perfect start to the day in the Crafty Fox!


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5 Things to know about Jumeirah Golf Estates

1. Opened in 2009 and designed by Greg Norman

The Earth Course. Image supplied

2. There are 2 Championship Courses: The Fire Course and The Earth Course

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3. Home to the DP World Tour Championship

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4. The course saves up to 700,000 litres of fresh water a year via a water recycling plant

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5. Tommy Fleetwood has his own academy here – the Tommy Fleetwood Academy Dubai

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Many a tournament has been won or lost on the risk/reward 18th hole of the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Measuring at 651 yards off the Championship Tee, with a creek splitting the fairway, where do you think your tee shot would end up?

Lunchtime! The next stop on our #greenside day is a little taste of Italy at Bussola Jumeirah Golf Estates. Are you a pizza or pasta person?

Our final stop of the day is the Tommy Fleetwood Academy.at the DP World Golf Performance Centre at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Whether you are looking for an individual lesson or a group clinic, the Professionals and the Academy team are able to cater for your needs and offer an excellent golfing experience. Just look at this setup!

That’s us signing out for the day from Jumeirah Golf Estates. A big thank you to Stephen Hubner, Club Manager at Jumeriah Golf Estates, everyone within the F&B teams, the Tommy Fleetwood Academy and everyone else who helped us out!

Which course would you like us to visit next time on #greenside with Golf Digest Middle East?


Watch the below reel for the best bits from our inaugural #greenside day at Jumeirah Golf Estates