Golf, as a sport, is growing in popularity. Considered as a sport of the elite that helps one to challenge the extent of one’s stamina, skill and precision. The growing number of players in the sport has made it imperative that golf courses be set up all around the world and UAE, and Sharjah is no exception.
The golf courses in Sharjah provide the residents with a chance to engage in their favourite pastime with ease. No matter what the time you prefer, you can access the golf courses and participate in an engaging physical activity. With improved services and amenities, these golf courses offer a perfect way to unwind, to try your hand at the sport and master it and even to hone their expert skills. There is even nothing better than a little time spent playing golf to get to know each other who have come for a business meeting.
In Sharjah, there are two major golf courses that can be visited by golf enthusiasts. Let us take a look at them:
SHARJAH GOLF AND SHOOTING CLUB
This is the most popular golf club in Sharjah and was opened officially in 2005. The Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club presents itself as a “world class lifestyle destination”, where you can “play into the night”. This club boasts of a full 9 hole golf course that is fully floodlit, which turns night into day. This club has been catering to the golf playing needs of the residents of Sharjah and many have described it as a course where playing is a pleasure, but challenging to par. If a game of golf is played here twice, the course provides “a par 72 layout that stretches in excess of the 7,300 yard mark”.
If you are looking to engage in a more challenging version of golf playing, the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club is the place for you. The features that the golf course possess, and which makes it more challenging are the generous fairways, the extensive water features, the challenging undulations and the bunkers. All these unique features make sure that this course stays a golfer’s favourite by providing them with a sterner test of will and character. This also ensures that the golf course will remain a one that you will relish your entire life.
Winter Rates (October to April)
- Peak hours – 18 holes: From 170 AED to 395 AED
- Off-Peak hours – 18 holes: From 125 AED to 325 AED
- Peak hours – 9 holes: From 110 AED to 285 AED
- Off-Peak hours – 9 holes: From 85 AED to 195 AED
Summer Rates (May to September)
- Peak hours – 18 holes: From 105 AED to 250 AED
- Off-Peak hours – 18 holes: From 85 AED to 200 AED
- Peak hours – 9 holes: From 75 AED to 175 AED
- Off-Peak hours – 9 holes: From 55 AED to 125 AED
- Sunday, Monday & Thursday – First tee time 06:20, Last tee time for 18 holes 18:00, Last tee time for 9 holes 20:00
- Tuesday & Wednesday – First tee time 06:20, Last tee time for 18 holes 19:00, Last tee time for 9 holes 21:00
- Friday & Saturday – First tee time 06:20, Last tee time for 18 holes 17:00, Last tee time for 9 holes 19:00
Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Near Tasjeel Auto Village, Sharjah
SHARJAH WANDERERS SPORTS CLUB
If you are looking for a golf course that is truly challenging and way different from those that you have experienced, the Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club is the place for you. The Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club was founded in 1979 and for over 40 years, this has been the go-to sports club for sports enthusiasts. The present golf course that sits amidst the rolling sand dunes was set up in 1990 and has since been a sought after golf course to hone one’s golf skills. It is also aesthetically more pleasing than the other golf courses in the country.
What sets the golf course of Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club different from the others around the world is that it is brown instead of green. Yeah, you heard it right. This is a sand course and not a grass course, but never for a moment think that the course is completely devoid of grass. With its sand and greens, and the desert terrain and vegetation, this golf course would provide you with a unique feeling. What makes the experience here all the more challenging is playing amidst the natural setting and changing breezes. The course also offers an extra challenge to one’s fitness as its topography doesn’t allow the use of a buggy. This requires you to stretch your legs and the hills and valleys would surely test the stamina and endurance of the leg muscles.
- Visitors Fee: AED 50.00 per round.
- Membership Fees – Golf Cup Single Person: 3,550 AED
- Membership Fees – Golf Cup Single Family: 5,900 AED
Timing: 08:00 to 20:00
Location: Samnam, 1767 – Off Sheikh Humaid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street, Sharjah
These are the popular Golf courses in Sharjah that you can visit to unwind, relax and hone your skills.