The Montgomerie, Dubai, where you can putt for miles

The Montgomerie Dubai golf course is one of the most luxurious golf resorts in the Middle East. Designed by Colin Montgomerie in association with Desmond Muirhead, it is consistently ranked as one of the top golf courses in the Gulf.

Montgomerie is spread over 265 acres which includes 123 acres of turf, 14 man-made lakes, 93 acres of landscaped gardens and 81 extremely large bunkers. The course has a number of distinctive holes, including the 656 yard par-5 18th – with water guarding the green, it challenges even top players to reach the green in three. But the hole that steals the show is the par-3 13th, which claims to have the single largest green in the world, covering a total area of 58,000 sq. feet (equivalent to nine greens).

Hand-shaped bunker on the 17th hole

The Montgomerie, Dubai was voted “Dubai’s leading Golf Resort” in the 2006 World Travel Awards. Colin Montgomerie, Scotland’s most successful golfer has clearly embraced the traditions of a Scottish links course making it a unique experience in this part of the world. If you happen to be in the area, it is definitely a ‘must play’.

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