New LED Lighting on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club
Introducing new LED lighting to the Faldo Course, simulating daylight to create a unique night golf experience. The only fully LED-lit 18 hole golf course in Dubai, the Faldo Course is open to members and guests alike every day until midnight on weekdays and 10.30pm
on weekends.To experience Night Golf for yourself, contact Emirates Golf Club golf reservations on 04 417 9999 or book here.
Dubai Golf continues its move towards a sustainable future with the announcement that its championship Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club is now the first in the region to use LED light technology.
Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA, partnered with Abacus Lighting to fully retrofit Emirates Golf Club’s 18-hole Faldo Course to replace its existing metal halide solution with LED lighting. The new sustainable lighting system improves the overall quality of light across the golf course, while enhancing energy savings by 60 percent and reducing CO2 emissions.
Barney Coleman Club Manager at Emirates Golf Club said: “Sustainability has always been one of the cornerstones of Dubai Golf’s ethical principles and we strive to be pioneers in this movement.”
He added, “Golf clubs have a huge geographical footprint in a city and it’s our role to not only provide the community and our members with the very best experience, but to do so in a way that lessens our environmental footprint; whether that be the use of commodities from local suppliers, or eliminating single-use plastics, something we hope to achieve fully by the end of this year. Changing to a more ecological lighting system was a natural move for us and we’re thrilled to be the first golf club in the region to do so.”
The venture stemmed from over 12 months of design followed by a three-month period of installation, in order to achieve the optimum energy efficient solution and installation without inhibiting players from teeing off.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO, said: “Luxury leisure and recreation venues in Dubai could be high energy consuming and moving towards an environmentally-friendly approach, providing such facilities in Dubai, is testament to the increasing awareness towards energy sustainability in the UAE. Our strategic agreement with Dubai Golf further supports the country’s efforts to achieve 30 per cent reduction in energy consumption by 2030 and brings us another step closer towards meeting our sustainability goals.”
Emirates Golf Club’s improved lighting will allow for a more enjoyable experience and improved playing conditions. The new facility will be showcased at the Ladies European Tour event running from 1st - 3rd May 2019 – ‘The Moonlight Classic’.
Additional Green Initiatives
In 2018, Emirates Golf Club partnered with National Geographic in an aim for ‘greener’ courses, led by the complete elimination of single use plastic water bottles. The initiative was showcased when the club held the first ever ‘National Geographic Planet or Plastic Golf Tournament’ on December 15, 2018. The tournament set the precedent for the movement, as all players received a refillable water flask instead of the plastic bottles usually provided. The reduction of single use plastic will continue on in 2019, with a drastic drop in use of plastic cups, straws and bags at the club to soon follow suit.
In 2011 Dubai Golf implemented recycling across both Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club – in partnership with Dulsco
Every year the team at Dubai Golf Creek and Yacht Club partakes in the ‘clean up our world’ campaign in an effort to protect the local surroundings