Emirates Club – The Faldo Course
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A naturally rugged and dramatic desert-style golf course
Faldo Design has redesigned the Wadi Course at the world famous Emirates Golf Club. The company’s intention was to refresh the strategic quality of the course, whilst retaining a sense of the Wadi’s unique character. The result is an engaging and considered renovation; it might even be said that the Emirates Club now has two equally challenging ‘desert miracles’ to offer its visitors, both amateur and professional alike.
I’ve been to Dubai many times and have always enjoyed playing in the Dubai Desert Classic, so this has been a very exciting project for me. Our brief was to breathe life into the Wadi by accentuating the unique Wadi theme and by adding a significant degree of drama and aesthetic quality to the course, and that is exactly what I think we have achieved. We’ve also made it a much more strategic, ‘thinking man’s’ golf course. I’m delighted that Faldo Design was appointed to renovate what is a very special course for me and tour players all over the world alike.
— Sir Nick Faldo