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Course Info

The Majlis championship course is a challenging par 72, designed by Floria-based course architect Karl Litten, the original 18 holes were built in and around the dunes of a beautiful site on the edge of the city of Dubai, donated by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on whose instructions the desert flora was maintained in its natural state.

The Majlis, the first grass course in the Middle East, takes its name from the Arabic word for ‘meeting place’. One of the most prominent features on the course is the Majlis building itself positioned between the 8th and 9th holes and a Dubai landmark since 1988.




Type of grass

- Tiff Eagle Bermuda

Height of cut

- 2.9mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 11’6’’ (Sunday)

Any specific comments

- Generally flat greens but very true and firm



Type of grass

- 419 Bermuda

Height of cut

- 8mm

General width and contouring

- Around 25 – 30m wide with sweeping contours and slight doglegs on most holes.

Any specific comments




Type of grass

- 419 Bermuda overseeded with rye

Height of cut

- 7mm

Any specific comments




Type of grass

- 419 Bermuda overseeded with perennial rye

Height of cut - semi

- Intermediate
- rough

- 32mm

- 64mm

- 83mm last Sunday inside ropes

Any specific comments




Weather in advance

- Sunny and warm

Forecast for tournament

- Sunny with temperatures varying between highs of 24C - 28C. Light winds forecast.




- 1988

Course designer

- Karl Litten

Special features

- Stunning clubhouse which has been completely refurnished for 2011

General playability

- Always regarded by Tour players as a very good test of golf

Undulating / flat

- Minor undulations through the old sand dunes

Tree lined / exposed

- A number of trees and shrubs around the course

Many / few water hazards

- Water comes into play on 10 holes

Changes to the course

- Some landing areas on fairways have been narrowed and the rough has been grown in closer to a number of greens.



Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers

- The hospitality chalets around the 9th and 18th have been completely re-designed for 2019 and now offer a view from the 18th fairway through to the clubhouse. The top of the chalets have been designed to replicate the look of the clubhouse roof.

Card of Course

Emirates GC

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14458419 105549502
24351321 113169155
35568519 124476435
43180165 135550503
54451412 144434397
64485443 153190174
73186170 164436399
84459420 174359328
94463423 185564516
Out3536013292 In3737273409

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2WALLACE, MattENG18-17
T3WARING, PaulENG18-16
T3GARCIA, SergioESP18-16
T3QUIROS, AlvaroESP18-16

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