Al Zorah Golf Club opens its doors

2015 12 Troon Golfs Area Managing Director Senior Vice President Middle East Mark Chapleski Hits The First Tee Shot To Officially Open Al Zorah Golf Club

The newest championship course in the Middle East – the stunning Al Zorah Golf Club – was recently declared officially open for play with golfers from around the world descending on Ajman in the United Arab Emirates for a closer look.

Exactly two years to the day since construction started on the spectacular piece of land near Dubai, the breathtaking par-72, Nicklaus Design was officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, as golfers and high-profile government officials watched on.

Set among a naturally-preserved environment of native sandy areas, lakes and some one million square metres of mangroves, Al Zorah incorporates ten par-4s, four par-5s and four par-3s, with the course having already exposed golfers to the unique tidal system that changes the proposition of several holes depending on whether they’re played in the morning or afternoon. Two magnificently kept lakes also feature, including one that plays a prominent part in the standout par-3, 15th hole.
"Al Zorah Golf Club is completely pristine and ready for action" - Philip Henderson

“Over the last two years, a tremendous amount of hard work has gone into ensuring Al Zorah Golf Club is the stunning layout that it is today,” said Philip Henderson, general manager for Al Zorah Golf Club. “We’d like to thank Troon Golf for its exceptional management support throughout, as well as Nicklaus Design for the incredible job they’ve done in creating a world-class course layout, whilst maintaining the natural environment.


Al Zorah Golf Club Official Opening - Troon Golf's Mark Chapleski with The Ruler of Ajman  UAE Supreme Council Member HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nou

“During the construction phase we had more than 300 people working on the course and all have played a part in making Al Zorah Golf Club completely pristine and ready for action.”

Meanwhile, Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer and managing director of Troon International Division, added: “We’re delighted to have played a part in the world-class proposition at Al Zorah Golf Club, and the final product is even better than originally expected.


Al Zorah GC 3091 MR

“Now the course is open for business, we look forward to providing the level of service that this incredible venue deserves and hope it continues to help earn plaudits of golfers from all corners of the globe.

In addition to the fascinating golf course, those attending the opening event at Al Zorah Golf Club were welcomed by the supremely structured The Pavilion clubhouse, which will be replaced by an even more impressive clubhouse in 2017. By the end of next year, golfers will be able to use the first of four marinas planned, as well as the five-star Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort.

Al Zorah Golf Club :: For more information

For membership enquiries or to book a round at Al Zorah Golf Club, contact Darren King on +971 6 70 14 783 or email [email protected] For more information on Al Zorah Golf Club itself, log-on to

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