Golf Digest Middle East Oktoberfest is back

Who’s ready for the new golf season? We are, and we are back with our third Golf Digest Middle East Oktoberfest extravaganza at The Els Club Dubai.

Join us on October 20 for a unique golfing experience with tasty treats on and off course to keep you going.

Demand has been so high that the early-bird spots have already sold out. You can still join in the fun for AED 795, for which you will get access to the driving range and practice facilities from 11am ahead of the 1pm shotgun-start, 18-hole individual stableford event.

A pair of German brews plus two refill vouchers will greet each player along with a cheeky Bavarian shot in their golf cart along with Oktoberfest themed lunch box.

Once out on course, competitions such as longest drive and nearest the pin will be on offer to make things even more interesting as players compete for the top prize — two spots in the 2024 Hero Dubai Desert Classic pro-am for the best gross score and Division A winner.

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The winners of each division (Div. A 0-14 HCP, Div. B 15-24 HCP and Best Gross) will claim amazing prizes such as 2024 Hero Dubai Desert Classic hospitality tickets, Emirates Dubai 7s passes, Country Club membership at the Els Club, plus much more from our sponsors.

Please note: To be eligible for any of the post-event prizes, an official EGF handicap/recognised handicap is required, and players under 21 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

At A Glance
What: Golf Digest Middle East Oktoberfest Tournament
Where: The Els Club, Dubai
When: Friday, October 20, 2023
Price: AED 795 (incl VAT)
Individual stableford tournament, 1pm shotgun start

Division A: 0-14 Handicaps
Division B: 15-24 max
Best Gross

Last year’s Best Gross winner Michael Harradine won a spot in the Hero Dubai Desert Classic Pro-Am. Photo by Motivate Media Group

About our sponsors

AFRICAN + EASTERN – Inspiring Great Blends

The origins of African + Eastern can be traced over 100 years to Africa and the Middle East, established in the tradition of sea-borne trade and commerce. Since its founding, it has been witness to the region’s incredible growth and is now the largest importer, distributor & retailer of beverage alcohol brands in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf region.

African + Eastern is a company where diverse cultures, brands, skills and tastes from around the world come together to create the perfect blend. A blend that is evolving to keep pace with the developments of this dynamic region, but that in itself serves a simple purpose: to ensure the company excels at eclipsing the expectations of customers, partners, employees and stakeholders.


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Baker’s Kitchen is the first German Bakery in the Middle East selling full fermented sourdough breads. Doughs are free from any additives, chemicals and enzymes and the long fermentation is making the bread and buns easily digestible for you and your gut. Sven Mostegl, born into a South German baker’s family with grandparents from Austria and Alsace, is passionate about healthy bread and food. All his knowledge, love and passion is shared with customers, which he fondly calls “Friends”, also in his baking classes. The restaurant is serving healthy and tasty food, made of organic, fresh and healthy ingredients. Parents can enjoy their food, while the little ones can play with their friends in the big play area. Of course, Baker’s Kitchen also serves healthy kid meals option which your kids will love and you don’t feel guilty about. Sven and his wife Heike are not just passionate about healthy food, but they are also very concerned about their Friends’ well-being. Therefore, the restaurant is equipped with air purifiers, UVC Air Sanitizers and will be disinfected every day by dry fogging, making it human and food friendly.

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Catch all the action from last year’s Golf Digest Middle East Oktoberfest’s video and gallery