Dubai Desert Classic
25 - 28 January 2018
AT A GLANCE
Dates: 25 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
Venues: Emirates Golf Club
Since its inauguration in 1989, the Dubai Desert Classic has become one of the flagship events on the European Tour.
Contested over the Majlis Course at The Emirates Golf Club, the event attracts the crème de la crème of the golf fraternity and claims an illustrious list of past champions including Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
The Emirates Golf Club boasts two championship courses but it is the Majlis that has been dubbed "The Desert Miracle" and attracts countless golfers to Dubai each and every year.
Years of construction went into carving this magnificent course out of the Dubai desert landscape to include numerous salt and freshwater lakes that come into play on several holes, as well as large, fast putting surfaces of the very highest quality. The Majlis is a notoriously demanding course, with giant waste bunkers, water hazards and super-slick greens as its main defences. However, as challenging as the course is, it still can’t stop the world's best players in their tracks. With an average winning score of -16, it proves just how good these players are. Expect to see plenty of birdies and eagles during your time at the Dubai Desert Classic!
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