Venue Info

Venue             Promoter
Jumeirah Golf Estates
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (formerly called Emirates Road)
PO Box 644877
United Arab Emirates
Telephone: + 971 4 3759999

Location: 20 miles south of the city centre

Nearest Airport: Dubai (30 mins)

Golf Course Website:

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368-481 Road, 17b Street
Al Quoz, 3rd Industrial Area
PO Box 26723, Dubai UAE
Tel: +971 (0)43400066
Email: info@DPWTC.com

Course Info

In 2013 Jumeirah Golf Estates overseeded the rough on the Earth course with ryegrass, giving even greater contrast and definition to the brilliant white bunkers and barkmulched landscape areas. It provided a tougher challenge to the players than previous years, with more of a premium on finding the fairways with tee shots

Type of grass - Tifeagle Bermudagrass
Height of cut - 2.5 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 12’6’’
Any specific comments - Large undulating greens with many varied hole locations

Type of grass - Bermudagrass Tifway 419
Height of cut - 8 mm
General width and contouring - Generally quite wide
Any specific comments -

Type of grass - Tifeagle Bermudagrass
Height of cut - 6 mm
Any specific comments -

Type of grass - Bermudagrass Tifway 419 / Overseeded with Rye grass
Height of cut
- semi - 30mm
- intermediate
- rough - 76 mm

Any specific comments - Last cut was on Friday at 76 mm outside the ropes.

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

Opened - 2009 for the Dubai World Championship
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.
Undulating / flat -
Tree lined / exposed -
Many / few water hazards - Water Hazards on 6, 14, 16, 17, 18, with 17th having an ‘island’ green
Changes to the course -

Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers - 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.
- Rough – Ryegrass.
- Greens – Tifeagle Bermuda Grass specially selected for Jumeirah Golf Estates.
- Trees on the course include Conocarpus, Ficus, Prospis, Neem 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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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1STENSON, HenrikSWE18-25
3DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-17
4LUITEN, JoostNED18-16
T5DONALD, LukeENG18-15

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