The newest golf course in the Middle East, the stunning Al Zorah Golf Club, this week unveiled stunning new imagery and opened its doors to membership enquiries ahead of the course’s official opening scheduled for December 2015.
Constructed by the famed Nicklaus Design group, their first solo project in the Middle East, and managed by Troon Golf, the spectacular par-72 course in Ajman is conveniently located close to Dubai and its popular landmarks.
Promising to be a truly welcoming facility, Al Zorah, which is the first new championship venue in the UAE for nearly six years, is a captivating 18-hole layout set among a spectacular naturally preserved environment of native sandy areas, lakes and one million square metres of mangroves.
"We’re very excited to open our memberships" - Philip Henderson
The course will also feature pristinely manicured fairways and greens alongside an abundance of natural wildlife, 12km of waterfront and a tidal system that alters the dynamics of the course on an hourly basis.
“We’re very excited to open our memberships and look forward to welcoming our guests to what is a golfing paradise set amid a stunning natural environment,” said Al Zorah’s general manager Philip Henderson.
“As shown in our brand new photography, the work the Nicklaus Design team has done on maintaining the natural beauty of the land and making it part of the course’s personality has been remarkable. The end result is a world-class golf course set in an extremely refined and eco-friendly environment.
Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer/managing director of Troon International Division, added: “Al Zorah Golf Club is an absolutely breathtaking setting for golf and we’re delighted to have been chosen to manage the newest and arguably one of the most distinctive courses in the Middle East.
“Troon Golf has a proven track record of delivering world-class service for golfers at top courses in the Middle East and we now look forward to helping Al Zorah Golf Club become one of the most talked about courses in the region.”
In addition to the par-72 course, the Al Zorah will offer members and visitors a welcoming and magnificently-structured Pavillion clubhouse, as well as a Shakespeare and Co. restaurant, with plans also in place for more off-course attractions in the coming years.
Significantly, the site has been designated a Free Hold Zone by the Government of Ajman, meaning the land is not only legal to build on, but also to live on too, with the building of 42 Al Zorah Golf Villas as part of an initial development in the pipeline, offering a more relaxed way of living amongst natural landscapes and wildlife.