Venue Info


Jumeirah Golf Estates
P.O. Box 17777
Emirates Road
Tel: +971 4 375 9999

Location: 20 miles south of the citycentre.

Nearest Airport: Dubai (30 mins)

Golf Course Website:


European Tour International – Dubai Office
Jumeirah Golf Estates
Emirates Road
Tel: +971 (0) 50 889 8732
Email: Info@DPWTC.com

Nick Tarratt
Director – European Tour International – Dubai Office
Tel: +971 (0) 50 624 3856
Email: ntarratt@europeantour.com

Nick Tarratt,
Director – European Tour International – Dubai Office.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 624 3856
Email: ntarratt@europeantour.com
Nick Tarratt,
Director – European Tour International – Dubai Office.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 624 3856
Email: ntarratt@europeantour.com
Nick Tarratt,
Director – European Tour International – Dubai Office.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 624 3856
Email: ntarratt@europeantour.com

Course Info

For the second year, Jumeirah Golf Estates has overseeded the tees, fairways and rough on the Earth course with ryegrass, giving even greater contrast and definition to the brilliant white bunkers and barkmulched landscape areas. It also provides a tougher challenge to the players than was the case in 2009 and 2010, with more of a premium on finding the fairways with tee shots.

Type of grass - Tifeagle Bermuda grass
Height of cut - 2.5mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 12'
Any specific comments - large, undulating greens with many varied hole locations

Type of grass - Bermuda grass Tifway 419, overseeded with Rye
Height of cut - 9.5mm
General width and contouring - generally quite wide

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Tifeagle Bermuda grass, overseeded with Rye grass
Height of cut - 9mm

Type of grass - Bermuda grass Tifway 419, overseeded with Rye
Height of cut - semi 40mm, rough 70mm

Weather in advance - hot, sunny and dry
Forecast for tournament - hot, sunny and dry

Opened - 2009 (for the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai)
Course designer - Greg Norman
Special features - the course is either grass or bark mulch, no sand visible on course except for the large white marble bunkers
General playability - the large fairway bunkers can 'confuse' the eye on depth perception
Many / few water hazards - on 6, 14, 16, 17, 18 (17 has an island green)

Other features
Many of the green complexes have run-offs

Earth Course facts:

- Earth is one of two Greg Norman designed Championship golf courses at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
- Earth has 102 bunkers.
- Earth’s water features include 20 lakes and two meandering streams.
- Tee/Fairways/Rough – Ryegrass.
- Greens – Tifeagle Bermuda Grass specially selected for Jumeirah Golf Estates.
- Trees on the course include Ficus, Tamarix, Prosopis, Acacia, Conocarpus and Casurina.
- More than 3,500 mature trees complete the look of the course.
- The last four holes fall just short of a mile and are one of the most challenging and exciting miles in golf.

Course highlights:

- After a challenging first three holes, the front nine’s magical stretch starts from the downhill 253 yard par 3, 4th Hole.
- Moving on to the 5th Hole played uphill, requiring both tee shot and approach to be threaded through a myriad of bunkers.
- The par 3, 6th Hole is played over water to the largest green on the golf course. The 7th Hole, a classic par 5 measuring 584 yards, played uphill with the prevailing wind over the left shoulder that requires the best of playing strategies and an even greater necessity of execution. This middle stretch of the front nine is sure to leave the most skilled player working hard to maintain par.
- Following a varied and complex run of holes from the 8th to the 14th, the players will arrive on the 15th tee at the start of the final four holes which make up what Greg Norman has dubbed ‘the most challenging mile in golf’.

Card of Course

Jumeirah Golf Estates

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14454415 104437400
25583533 114401367
34452413 124476435
43245224 133204187
54407372 145626572
63186170 154371339
75572523 164486444
84461422 173195178
94499456 185620567
Out3638593528 In3638163489

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MCILROY, RoryNIR18-23
2ROSE, JustinENG18-21
T3DONALD, LukeENG18-18
6GRACE, BrandenRSA18-16

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