It is a well known fact that Dubai has earned fame as a paradise for golfers. Dubai golfing clubs are said to be the best in the world and you will find some of the finest golf courses in the world, and this makes Dubai an attractive proposition. Cash prizes for various golf championships are very high and this attracts players from all over the world. The Dubai World Championship, which is termed as the world’s richest golf tournament, is played at the Jumeirah Golf Estates every year. This is the final tournament of ‘the Race to Dubai’ and the prize money is a whopping US$ 10 million. All the best and well known golf champions, inevitably, participate in this tournament.
‘The Race to Dubai’ is a competition that takes place throughout the season. Players are ranked during the season according to their earnings from all events and the top 60 players qualify to compete in the Dubai World Championship. Players who rank from 1 to 15 in the Race to Dubai share a prize money of US$ 10 million, and an additional US$ 10 million is distributed between the top 60 players, according to the their rankings following the tournament.
Dubai attracts golfers, amateurs and professionals, as well as non-golfers from all parts of the globe. The golf clubs of Dubai are amazing examples of style, design, and architecture, while some of the designs and styles used for the construction of clubhouses are indeed awesome. These clubs are fine examples of lush green landscaping in the midst of dry and arid deserts.
The inaugural Dubai World Championship was held on the famous Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. The best golfers in the world competed for a huge amount of prize money of US$ 7.5 million, and ended in a thrilling climax. The championship amount was scaled down by 25% temporarily. This championship has now become the most anticipated championship as it is a fitting annual trial and tribute for the best golf player in the world.
There are a number of fun-filled activities, besides golf, for the golfers, non-golfers and for children, on the course and in the Championship Village. You will find a number of food and beverage stalls catering to all tastes – international, traditional, and Asian fusion. And wherever you are, you are never too far away from a food stall. The availability of huge quantities of delicious food and beverage clubbed with the festivities at the Dubai World Championship is sure to keep the spectators very busy indeed!
Some of the fun-activities that were made available for the spectators at the Dubai World Championship were:
• Spectators could make use of the state-of-the-art ‘Full Swing’ simulator to test their golfing skills.
• And, for those who found the simulator too tough, they were able to enjoy a ten-minute free golf lesson from profession golf coaches.
• The Fitness First tent gave people the chance to burn off a few extra calories.
• People had the rare opportunity to look at some of the world’s most talented golfers demonstrate a few trick shots.
Now, that you know how much of fun you can have at the Dubai World Championship, why don’t you start making your travel and stay arrangements for the next championship?