The UAE hadn’t welcomed a new championship golf course for nearly six years, but in December 2015 a truly unique layout spectacularly changed that trend and is now being met with the seal of approval from visiting golfers across the world. Meet the stunning Al Zorah Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf and located in Ajman, just 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
A world-class course set amidst a beautiful naturally-preserved environment of striking mangroves and sheer tranquility – that’s the special proposition that’s been magically created by the famed Nicklaus Design group and which awaits golfers making the short trip from Dubai and other U.A.E. regions to play Ajman’s first ever golf course.
The spectacular par-72 Al Zorah Golf Club offers a truly sensational design with pristinely manicured fairways and greens, however it is the way the Nicklaus Design team has protected the natural environment whilst creating the layout that really catches the eye.
In total, one million square metres of mangroves characterize the Al Zorah Golf Club and underline that notion of embracing rather than intruding the natural layout of the land. A plethora of native sandy areas, an abundance of wildlife and 12 km of waterfront add to that sense of rich beauty and biodiversity. Vast coastal areas with a constantly-changing tidal system also present a unique challenge for players, altering the look and feel of the course on an hourly basis.