All eyes will be on Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth course next week as the Race to Dubai’s top 50 players prepare to battle for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship but Dubai Golf has also revealed exciting upgrades to its iconic Greg Norman-designed Fire Course.
Significant enhancements have been made to the Fire Course’s design aesthetic, with redefined fairways to help improve players’ precision, and strategic updates to landscaping and grass lines to recreate the risk reward strategy originally intended by Greg Norman. Enhancements will continue into 2020, with plans to improve the design of the native desert setting, helping the course blend seamlessly into its environment, which is a key element of Fire’s theme. The bunkers, which contribute to Fire Course’s challenging reputation and unique topography, will also be improved to keep players on their toes, and continue delivering an experience they’ll want to repeat.
From a design perspective, the Fire Course is worthy of recognition equal to that of the Earth Course and should be regarded as one of the region’s finest. The Fire delivers a true test of golf where risk and reward holes abound, and takes the honor of my personal favorite of the two. Exposed wind, elevation changes, long reed grasses and sand dunes that mimic those of the Dubai landscape make for a visually stunning and challenging layout with an abundance of variation that leave the golfer wanting more.” – Greg Norman