By Kent Gray
With the height of summer in the rear-view mirror, a good nine months of near-perfect golfing conditions are on the horizon. But the return of sweltering temperatures next summer suddenly doesn’t feel so daunting.
Not after the team at Emirates Golf Club released this teaser video of the Middle East’s first Topgolf venue. Check it out:
— Emirates Golf Club (@EmiratesGC) August 23, 2019
Dubai Golf Chief Executive Chris May confirms the venue, currently in build on the old Faldo course driving range at Emirates G.C., is on schedule for a June, 2020 opening.
That means a climate-controlled option for golfers established and new when the mercury again soars in 10 months time.
Incorporating the latest Topgolf and Toptracer game technology, Dubai TopGolf will feature a total of 102 bays over three levels (34 on each level) including four private VIP bays. There will also be a large sports bar.
“The build progress is really pleasing. This is going be a great addition to the scene in Dubai both for golfers and the non-golfing community,” May said.
“It’s going to be great hitting balls into the outfield target area with the stunning backdrop of the marina in full view.”
Topgolf brings technology – and a party atmosphere – to the royal and ancient game. Played to the backdrop of music in a souped-up, floodlit driving range, players hit microchipped balls to targets where accuracy and distance are rewarded in a series of different points scoring games. Results are instantly flashed up on big-screen TVs in climate-controlled hitting bays where participants also enjoy food and beverage.