the past eight years, the Resort Course has
played host to the Jebel Ali Golf Resort &
Spa Challenge Match, the curtain raiser to the
prestigious Dubai Desert Classic. The Challenge
Match featured six of the world’s greatest
golfers compete in a 9-hole match played in
the rare format of greensomes.
list of previous competitors reads like a who’s
who in the world of golf. Tiger Woods, Ernie
Els, Mark O'Meara, Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn,
Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo,
Seve Ballesteros, Lee Westwood, Jose Maria Olazabal,
Ian Woosnam, Ben Curtis, Shingo Katayama and
Padraig Harrington have all graced the fairways
and greens of the Resort Course.
In addition to being the Official Challenge
Match, the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa has
also been the Official Hotel & Caterer for
the Dubai Desert Classic.