Jebel Ali Emirates

Designer: Chris Lane

Staff Review:


Due to the setting of the plot in a barren desert wasteland, the course really focuses the golfer on the playability of the course. Every green and shots feels a little unique, and creates a fair and fun golfing experience. Maybe it was the lack of water to drink as the sun beat down on me...but the back nine and last holes just seemed to get longer and I'd never make it back to the clubhouse. I kept looking for a nice short par3, or a par5 where I could put the ball on the green in two shots, but they never came. I tried to jump into the lake on 18th to cool off, but it turned out to be a mirage, and all I got a face full of sand. I enjoyed my overall experience and will return to play again, but probably not a course to buy a membership at.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship European Scott Doyley

Other Courses by Chris Lane

Course Name Theme Par
Old High Hensley Boreal 72
Elmsley Island Links 72
Wentworth Lakes Alpine 72
Elmsley Island Tour Links 72
Royal Blackburn Countryside 70
Old High Hensley Tour Boreal 72
Choc Bay - Terrace Course Tropical 72
Big Shanty Station G.C. Harvest 72
Davenport Athletic Club Delta 72
Davenport Athletic Club (TGCT) Delta 72


Member Reviews:

Every tee shot has a sameness to it... squeeze drive into this landing zone which runs out if you get downwind then have a long forced carry over nothingness.

The bunkers are nice, the greens are shaped well but seem to have tons of break early then go pretty flat on the back 9.  I'd like to see a bit more consistency to them honestly.

#5 should be deleted and redone... it doesn't make any sense and wouldn't exist in real life in my opinion.   

the par 3's are well done and the par 5's albeit a tad long are ok.  A bit more variety would have been nice to be honest.  

I'd like to see more holes have fairway farther towards the green... if you miss by 3 yards it can be a 1 shot penalty because you have to flop it to the fairway to have 180 + left to a par 4.
Reviewed by: Bill Rader on 12/28/2014

Reviewed by: Ligna Petrus on 12/29/2014