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De­cem­ber 2015

The United Arab Emi­rates boasts a num­ber of first-rate cour­ses – the Ma­jlis at Emi­rates Golf Club, host of the long-run­ning Dubai Desert Clas­sic, be­ing a par­tic­u­lar fa­vorite. But the tiny emi­rate of Aj­man, a short drive north of the glitz and glam of Dubai, has un­til now been bereft of golf. En­ter Al Zo­rah, a cham­pi­onship-strength lay­out that is also Nick­laus De­sign’s first solo project in the Mid­dle East.

A cap­ti­vat­ing par-72 lay­out set amongst a nat­u­rally pre­served en­vi­ron­ment of na­tive sandy ar­eas, lakes and 250 acres of man­groves, Al Zo­rah, which is sit­u­ated in close prox­im­ity to Aj­man’s col­lec­tion of lux­ury ho­tels and re­sorts, has been routed along­side seven miles of wa­ter­front and hopes to make a name for it­self in the re­gion thanks to its stel­lar con­di­tion­ing, thought­ful de­sign and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly main­te­nance prac­tices. An­other boon: the club is op­er­ated by lead­ing golf course man­age­ment com­pany Troon Golf.

A club­house and as­sorted ameni­ties due for com­ple­tion in 2017.

Green fees start at $66. Thirty min­utes from Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port (DXB).

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