Dubai golf clubhouse named one of the world's best

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has made a prestigious architectural list.

September 1, 2016

The distinctive sails of Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club have been recognised as one of the world’s most notable clubhouses.

The architectural landmark on the creek sits in eighth spot on the list of The 18 Most Iconic Clubhouses, compiled by Golf magazine.

Designed by architect Brian Johnson, the clubhouse has three concrete sails – each standing at 35 metres tall – that represent Dubai’s nautical heritage. Golf magazine comments, “So meticulously were the sails positioned that their forms can be easily discerned from any angle – even from the air.” The report adds, “Home to several European Tour events, Dubai Creek has a clubhouse like no other.” 

Delighted with the accolade, Christopher May, chief executive officer, Dubai Golf said, “It is a great honour for Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club to be included in such a prestigious list of world-renowned golf clubs. 

"Our iconic clubhouse is a Dubai landmark, which represents the city’s important nautical heritage, as well as being the only golf clubhouse in the world to be featured on the nation’s banknote.

"To join the prestigious list of golf clubhouses including The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews and Augusta National Golf Club, as well as being the only club from the Middle East really puts golf in Dubai on the international map."

Other clubhouses on the list include the beautiful Augusta, Medinah Country Club in Illinois, and England’s Art Deco masterpiece Royal Birkdale. Topping the pile of luxury golf real estate is Scotland’s Royal & Ancient clubhouse in St Andrews that was built in 1854.

If you want to see what Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club looks like on paper, just take a look inside your wallet: it’s the only golf clubhouse to feature on currency – the AED 20 banknote.