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Follow the DP World Tour in 2022

Play world-renowned courses, visit new and exciting destinations and follow in the footsteps of your favourite players on your next golf holiday.

Katie Burman
Katie Burman 8 mins read

The European Tour has announced an exciting new partnership with DP World, with the latter becoming the new title sponsor of the tour from the start of the 2022 season.

And with a newly announced DP World Tour 2022 schedule promising to elevate the exposure of the events to new heights, you can experience the incredible host venues for yourself and follow in the footsteps of the world’s best players. Some of the courses included on the tour roster include the world-renowned Real Club Valderrama, the exquisite Emirates Golf Resort, and a home favourite, The Belfry.

Gary Player Golf & Country Club

One of the most famous courses in South Africa, the layout of Gary Player Country Club at Sun City is continually ranked as one of the best in the country. The course is both demanding and picturesque, with some claiming it to be the toughest course in the Southern Hemisphere. The 18-hole, par 72 championship parkland course is in excellent condition all year round and is the annual host to the Nedbank Golf Tournament – one of the first events on the Tour’s calendar.

Although the parkland layout is fairly flat, many water hazards, cunningly positioned bunkers and hidden pin placements make it a fantastic test for all. The course is immaculate with wide Kikuyu fairways bordered by thick bushveld, offering a real feature to the layout. This is a must-play course in the fairy-tale golf holiday destination, Sun City.

Gary Player Golf Course

Yas Links

Recently named one of the world’s top 25 golf courses by influential US magazine, Golf Digest, this Kyle Phillips-designed course is the first true links golf course in the Middle East. It’s more than just a golf course – it’s an experience. The club features a practice range, practice area, and two outdoor putting greens.

Set against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf, the Yas Links Course combines all the elements you would expect from golf’s ultimate test: pot bunkers, rolling fairways, and sloping run-off areas around the green that combine to make it a fantastic challenge. Its close proximity to Abu Dhabi International airport and the Saddiyat highway means you are close to Yas Marina and surrounded by hotel options to complete your ultimate golfing trip.

Yas Links Golf Course

Emirates Golf Club

Established in 1988, the Emirates Golf Club is a must-play if you choose Dubai as the destination for your next golf holiday. The club has an excellent global reputation, based on providing all golfers with the best possible golf experience throughout their visit. It is the yearly host of the prestigious Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Moonlight Classic. Emirates Golf Club boasts two supreme on-site golf courses, a comprehensive health and fitness centre, the Peter Cowen golf academy, a fully stocked pro shop, and even a TopGolf facility – everything you could possibly need for a complete golfing experience.

The Majilis Course is known as the flagship course with its immense length, challenging tee shots and lightning-fast greens. Designed by Karl Litten, the course was built on the dunes on the edge of the city of Dubai and has some beautiful natural undulations you are unlikely to find anywhere else. The Faldo Course, formally known as the Wadi Course, makes a feature of its beautiful natural surroundings, while LED floodlights mean you can play this incredible course at any time of day!

Majilis Course, Emirates Golf Club

Al Hamra

Situated a stone’s throw away from the five-star Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Golf Club is one of the finest links layouts in the UAE. On-site facilities include a floodlit driving range and extensive practice area, whilst a nine-hole floodlit night golf layout is also available. Water hazards are prevalent throughout the course, with four interconnected lagoons and the Arabian Gulf coming into play on the majority of the 18 holes; making it a fun test of golf. With five varying tee options, Al Hamra is an exciting, challenging, and enjoyable course for all levels of golfer.

Al Hamra Golf Club

The Belfry

The Belfry is a fantastic venue set in 550 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside and is host to some world-famous golfing facilities. Renowned for having held the Ryder Cup four times, the superb golf at The Belfry needs no introduction. The Brabazon Course and the PGA National Course provide golfers with the chance to follow in the footsteps of their sporting heroes, while the Derby Golf Course makes for a pleasant alternative to the two flagship layouts.

The Belfry boasts 319 well decorated and elegant rooms, and a range of dining experiences await guests at this luxury four-star facility. Enjoy a post round drink, light bite, or spa experience at this all-encompassing golfing retreat.

PGA National Course, The Belfry

Mount Juliet Estate

Deep amid the rolling hills of Ireland’s beautiful southeast, lies Mount Juliet. Enjoy golf, fishing, shooting, and tennis - or simply relax in the most idyllic surroundings imaginable. The 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Mount Juliet takes full advantage of the mature landscape and natural beauty of the estate.

The course features rolling fairways, a plethora of stand-out water hazards and contoured greens, all of which are superbly blended into the spectacular setting of this famous old Irish Estate. Also on-site is a unique 18-hole, par-53 putting course with extreme slopes, bunkers, and lakes!

Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Mount Juliet Estate

Fairmont St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews, which overlooks the Auld Grey Toun (the spiritual home of the game), offers 36 holes of quality golf alongside a five-star luxury hotel. Ranking as one of the best golf resorts in Scotland, it is the perfect location to make the most of St Andrews and the surrounding area.

The resort is home to two championship length golf courses, The Torrance and The Kittocks. The Torrance is an Open Championship Qualifying course that ranks top-60 in Scotland, and The Kittocks features a few striking holes along the cliff edge. There can be few better ways to watch the sunset than taking in the views of the Kittocks and Torrance courses, with the St Andrews skyline in the distance while enjoying a relaxed drink in the clubhouse.

The Torrance Course, Fairmont St Andrews

Celtic Manor

One of the UK’s best-known golf resorts, Celtic Manor oozes class and is home to three exceptional golf courses. The host venue of the 2010 Ryder Cup, Celtic Manor has cemented its position as one of the UK’s top golfing establishments and has a long list of fantastic facilities. A round of golf on any of the golf courses at Celtic Manor is guaranteed to be an exciting one and a great test for all golfers.

Set in 2,000 acres of glorious parkland at the gateway to Wales, the three magnificent championship golf courses are a true test of golf. The Twenty Ten Course is where risk-taking is essential, the Roman Road has stunning views across to Somerset, and the Montgomerie Course displays some breathtaking tee shots over the valleys. The apres-golf is every bit as memorable with luxurious accommodation, sparkling spa facilities and no fewer than seven restaurants to choose from – a golfers’ paradise!

Le Golf National

Host venue to the dramatic 2018 Ryder Cup and home to the Open de France, Le Golf National needs little introduction. Located in the picturesque suburbs of Versailles, this world-class golf club is home to two exceptional courses: the famous Albatros Course, known as one of Europe’s finest layouts, and the often-underrated Aigle Course.

The Albatros is a true championship course, with tricky greens protected by challenging bunkers, and will likely require the use of every club in your bag! Equally as impressive, the Aigle Course has been designed with every golfer in mind, with wide fairways and few bunkers allowing you to make use of your driver. The complex is also part of the prestigious European Tour Properties network – a world-class selection of golf venues.

Real Club Valderrama

The world-famous Real Club Valderrama championship course was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Snr and has played host to numerous prestigious events over the years, including the Ryder Cup in 1997. Each hole has six tees and was made with all handicappers in mind, but the challenging crosswinds can make it hard to conquer. It is kept in immaculate condition and provides a challenging round every time. The par-5 17th is the signature hole as it features strategically placed bunkers behind a green that slopes forwards to an emerald lake and has been the scene of many dramatic endings.

Real Club Valderrama

Aphrodite Hills

The luxurious five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel is set in the scenic Paphos countryside overlooking the Mediterranean Coast and PGA National, Cyprus. The PGA National Cyprus Course provides visitors with challenging holes and stunning views, with a fantastic year-round climate. Look out for the iconic par-3, which entails a tee shot over a 130-metre gauge – a serious test for even the best golfers.

Aphrodite Hills offers more golfing options, including the Secret Valley Golf Course; a parkland course encapsulated in natural surroundings positioned at the bottom of a long valley. Although it provides a challenge for all golfers, it will be hard for any golfer not to find themselves in complete awe of their incredible surroundings. This is a highly accessible club, just 10 minutes away from the popular Aphrodite Hills Resort.

PGA National Cyprus Golf Course, Aphrodite Hills

Jumeirah Golf Estates

One of Dubai’s most prestigious and popular venues, Jumeirah Golf Estates has two outstanding courses and incredible facilities to host your next golfing adventure. Both the Earth and Fire courses are fantastic examples of the kind of golf experience you can expect while in Dubai – with the Earth Course as the yearly host of the Race to Dubai finale.

The Earth Course is a sharply defined course that took inspiration from the classic UK and North American parkland designs with strategic bunkering, rolling terrains, water features, and tree-lined fairways. The Fire Course is another beautifully designed course that offers a contrasting experience and is characterised by its use of native flora and undulating topography.

Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates

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