Emirates Golf Club's second championship golf course, which opened in 1996, was named 'The Wadi', taken from the Arabic word for 'valley'.
Redesigned in 2005 by golf legend and six-time major winner Nick Faldo, the course now combines a stunning visual design with the nuances and challenges of any championship course in just the right measure, providing visitors an exceptionally enjoyable golfing experience.
The new course was re-named 'The Faldo' when it re-opened in October 2006. A par-73, the course has proved to be as popular as its predecessor and lures players to the challenge of its 7,348 yards. A natural wadi running the length of the course comes in to play without being classified as a hazard , and along with Faldo's trademark tees and bunkers are combined with the naturally rugged terrain to create a unique golfing experience.
'The Faldo' has surpassed all of its expectations and is regarded as one of the finest courses in Dubai. The course record for the Faldo course is held by Michael Harradine, who shot a 66 during the Men Club Championship Round 1 on 20th January 2012.
Emirates Golf Academy is run in association with Peter Cowen one of the world's most recognised golf coach who has worked with some of the very best players in the world including Major Champions, European Tour Winners and Ryder Cup Players such as Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson. It offers both beginners and established golfers alike the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the golfing greats and improve their games.
The Academy is staffed by fully qualified PGA Professionals who are here to assist you. Whether you are looking for a one-hour individual lesson or a group clinic, the Academy instructors are able to cater for your needs. Selections of lesson programmes are available, or alternatively a programme can be personally tailored to suit both your ability and your schedule.