The oldest grass course in the region is set to host the leading lights on the Ladies European Tour this month and then welcome the stars of the European Tour in January.
THE oldest and most recognisable golf course in the Middle East, the Majlis at Emirates Golf Club, is ready to host two world class events this month and next, as both the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the European Tour roll into Dubai. This month’s Omega Dubai Ladies Classic – formerly known as the Ladies Masters – has been the season-ending event on the LET since the tournament’s inception in 2006.
In that time it has seen the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Lexi Thompson and Shanshan Feng prevail. China’s Feng has won the title four times, including the last three in a row, winning in 2015 by a record 12 strokes.
Since the Majlis course opened in 1988, it has earned the reputation as one of the finest in the world and as host of the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic since 1989, it has seen its layout broadcast around the world to millions of golf fans for approaching 30 years. Past winners include global superstars Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Rory McIlroy and Ryder Cup heroes Colin Montgomerie, Fred Couples, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson to name just a few.
Defending Champion Sergio Garcia is confirmed to defend his title and a supporting cast of stars are set to assemble to challenge the Spaniard, with a prize fund of $3m and the famous ‘Dallah’ trophy to play for.