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Emirates Golf Club collects prestigious award at Asia pacific golf summit 2010

Majlis Course Named as the Best Course in the Middle East

Dubai ,November 2010 : The Majlis Golf Course at the Emirates Golf Club (EGC), the UAE's premier golfing destination, has been officially recognised as the 'Best course in the Middle East' at the recently held 'Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2010' in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Andrew Whitelaw ,Club Manager-Emirates Golf Club collects the award

The home of the European PGA Tour's legendary 'Dubai Desert Classic' was also named 'Runner-up best championship course in the Asia Pacific region' at the awards which took place during the illustrious Asia Pacific Golf Summit 2010.

The pinnacle of the rapidly expanding Asian golf industry brings together the world's leading golf developers, operators, suppliers, investors and consultants for three days of debate and discussions with this year's summit featuring guest speaking appearances from all-time greats of the game Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player.

Having already been acknowledged as the highest ranked course from the Middle East to be named amongst the world's top 100 courses by 'Golf World' magazine this year, the Asian accolade further confirms the club's position at the forefront of golf worldwide as Andrew Whitelaw, Club Manager of the Emirates Golf Club explained;

"Over the years the Emirates Golf Club has received a number of significant awards but its particular pleasing to be recognised by such an increasingly influential golfing market at a time when new championship courses continue to be opened in the Middle East. Despite the healthy competition, these awards underline the Emirates Golf Club's international reputation as the home to one of world's finest championship courses."

Since its introduction as the first grass course in the region in 1988 through the inspired vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Majlis Course affectionately known as 'The Desert Miracle', has matured into a modern day classic.

"The Majlis is distinguished by both the yearlong championship condition of the course as well as the challenge it offers to amateurs enjoying a social four-ball or professional playing from the championships tees.  It remains the course to play with large numbers of visitors from the Asia Pacific region coming year on year to experience the world-class Majlis course and unrivalled standard of service at the club. Through a series of investments to the clubhouse and the course, we remain focused on setting the standard for golf in the region", added Whitelaw.

With its distinctive natural features and rolling desert terrain, the course has been long admired and loved by visitors from Asia Pacific and local members and will welcome the world's best players for the forthcoming Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and Omega Dubai Desert Classic.