Throughout the majority of the Middle East, the looming summer months spark a certain amount of trepidation among all but the most robust golfers.
Searing temperatures and smothering humidity mean that most of us confine our rounds to either early mornings or late afternoons. Many of us pack the clubs away altogether and only dust them off when we’re travelling to some far flung international destination.
But did you know that there is a destination reachable in only two hours from Dubai where the mercury rarely surpasses 35˚C even at the height of summer and it’s possible to play until the sun sets at around 8.30pm. Throw into the mix, world-class golf and five-star hotel luxury at affordable prices and it becomes clear that Baku in Azerbaijan is a real hidden gem.
Dreamland Golf Club has partnered with the exquisite Fairmont Baku,Flame Towers offering not one, but two exclusive deals to stay and play. Situated close to downtown Baku’s luminous shopping and restaurant scene, the Fairmont offers fully-equipped health club, spa by ESPA, exquisite dining and rapturous views – it’s one destination non-golfers will be equally keen on.
This option offers golfers the chance to play Dreamland Golf Club’s wonderful 18-hole Cynthia Dye designed championship course. The package includes daily transfers from the Fairmont Flame Towers Baku per four players, Golf Cart Hire, Complimentary use of range balls with hire clubs available.
GOLF LESSON EXPERIENCE
An introductory experience at Dreamland’s IMG performance studios and state-of-the-art academy for improving golfers who want to continue their tuition whilst travelling. Perfect your game under the watchful eye of Head PGA Professional Michael Sweenie, before taking on the challenge of Azerbaijan’s newest golf offering.
Daily flights to Baku with Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL)www.azal.az
Four flights per week with Fly Dubai www.flydubai.com
**New for 2017 – Air Arabia departing from Sharjah www.airarabia.com