For all the many, many hours we’ve spent trying to work that slice out of our drive, or perfecting that 15-yard chip, there’s nothing quite like watching pro golfers strut their stuff out on the course.
Luckily, here in Dubai, we have a wealth of absolutely world-class courses, which are as enjoyable as they are tricky, and as rewarding as they are punishing. There are few courses in the region as challenging as the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates – designed by two-time Open Champion Greg Norman – which will be playing host to some of the world’s greatest golfers at the DP World Tour Championship from Thursday November 16 until Sunday 19.
The championship is the season-ender for the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, the top 60 golfers of which will battle it out for the US$8 million (Dhs29.4 million). As if watching 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm or current Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood take on the 2016 champion Matthew Fitzpatrick wasn’t enough, there’s also loads going on for visitors to engage in during the tournament.
Entry to the tour finals is completely free of charge, and if you’re planning on going (and why wouldn’t you?) here is where you can check out the action:
18th Green Grandstand – the best seat in the house for watching who will be crowned the winner after 72 holes.
Left Bank – a popular spot on the side of the island green 17th hole. We don’t know how many balls we’ve lost off the tee of this iconic par three.
First Tee – get up close and personal as golfers tee off for the day.
Practice Range – watch the pros warm up, and hope to pick up a few pointers.
Championship Village – chill out on a bean bag, grab a bite to eat and watch the action on the giant screen. There’s even a kids’ zone for the little ones to have fun.
We’ll see you there, hoping to nab a tip or two from Sergio or Tommy.
Free. Nov 16-19. Jumeirah Golf Estates, www.dpwtc.com.