Nov 26

Shaikh Ahmad Opens JGE Clubhouse


Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has inaugurated the Jumeirah Golf Estates Clubhouse.

Home to the DP World Tour Championship, the final tournament of The European Tour’s Race to Dubai, Jumeirah Golf Estates marked the opening its state-of-the-art clubhouse with an exclusive Opening event that was also attended by Mohammed Al Shaibani, Director General, of His Highness
Ruler’s Court and CEO of Investment Corporation Dubai, and a number of world-leading golfers.

Henrik Stenson, Jumeirah Golf Estate’s official brand ambassador, was joined by Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose at the high-profile occasion, which celebrated the arrival of superior food and beverage options, events spaces and recreational facilities in the world-class residential golf community .

Yousuf Kazim, General Manager of Jumeirah Golf Estates, said: “Jumeirah Golf Estates is already a thriving community of families and international visitors, and the opening of the clubhouse is a milestone development that cements Jumeirah Golf Estates’ status as the region’s leading residential golf community.”

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Nov 23

Emirates takes to the course around the globe and at the DP World Tour Championship in 2014

22112014143136DUBAI, UAE – Emirates, a global connector of people and their passions is concluding a successful year as the Official Airline of The European Tour. With the DP World Tour Championship winding down in Dubai, Emirates has helped bring together golf’s top players for an exciting culmination to The Race to Dubai’. The airline extended its investment in The European Tour in December 2013 for an additional ten tournaments until the end of the 2017 season.

Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand said: “The DP World Tour Championship is a signature event that provides a global stage for golf’s highest achievers like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson. It’s also special because it’s taking place on our home turf, Dubai, which has become one of golf’s most dynamic destinations. We expanded our support for more European Tour golf events and have been engaging with more golf fans this year by successfully activating our sponsorships to deliver meaningful experiences.”

During the 2014 season, Emirates transported over 4,300 golf clubs, distributed 8,000 pieces of branded merchandise to golf fans and served over 14,000 meals to European Tour players.  Emirates flew European Tour players over 27 million miles to reach their tournaments during the season. Over 80 Emirates Cabin Crew attended the 19 European Tour events supported by the airline to help deliver great experiences for golf fans.

Emirates has also successfully activated hospitality experiences incorporating the theme of its destination network during European Tour tournaments. In addition, it has also activated  its ‘Race to Dubai’ experimental booth where players who put the most balls, and remained on top of the leaderboard during each tournament won packages to Dubai to attend the DP World Championship.

In 2013, Emirates added an additional ten tournaments to its international schedule including the BMW PGA Championship, the Nordea Masters, the D+D Real Czech Masters, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, the Portugal Masters, the Italian Open, the Joburg Open, the South Africa Open Championship, the Nelson Mandela Championship and the ISPS Handa Perth International.

Beyond its commitment to 19 European Tour events, Emirates also sponsors the Thailand Open (Thailand-One Asian Tour), The Emirates Australian Open, The Australian PGA Championship (Australia-Australasian Tour), the Indonesia PGA Championships (One-Asia Tour) and finally the Boeing Classic (USA) on the PGA Champions Tour in the United States.

Nov 23

Fine & Country Jumeirah Golf Estate RACE TO DUBAI Day 3

Another spectacular day at the #racetodubai with #fineandcountry Redwood avenue Open House

More than 400 visitors have visited Fine and Country show villa and were amazed with the quality of finishing of the development

With free flowing canapés and drinks clients enjoyed another exciting day at #jge

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Nov 21

A big week for The European Tour and The Race to Dubai

The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is being played for the sixth time this week at Jumeirah Golf Estates, a European Tour Destination, and caught up with David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development, European Tour, to find out a bit more about the venue and European Tour Properties.

How has European Tour Properties helped Jumeirah Golf Estates?
MacLaren: Our strategic and operational support services vary from venue to venue. In the case of Jumeirah Golf Estates, we have worked closely not only on the staging of the DP World Tour Championship, but the development of a state-of-the-art clubhouse and the first European Tour Performance Institute in the Middle East, offering world-class training facilities for all golfers, from elite professionals to amateur golfers.

Our strategic partnership with Fine & Country has created a unique approach to real estate marketing, which is benefiting all European Tour Properties with residential developments, including Jumeirah Golf Estates. In June it was announced that Henrik Stenson, the reigning Race to Dubai champion, would become an Official Ambassador for the golf and residential development at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Continue reading

Nov 21

Fine & Country Jumeirah Golf Estate RACE TO DUBAI Day 2

A very Busy day for #FineandCountry on the second day of the #racetodubai at #jge

Perhaps the busiest day of all times in the tournament thus far as the crowd enjoyed the match between defending champion Henrik Stenson and McIlroy.

In the club house, members and guest have participated in Fine and Country’s competition ‘’guess the number of tee-pegs in the bowl’’ and participants have until Sunday 5.30pm to enter the competition to win 4 x green fees at the earth course in #jge


Tomorrow stay tuned for #FineandCountry #jgeopenhouse at the amazing estate in #redwoodavenue IMG_0138 IMG_0127 IMG_0132

Nov 20

Jumeirah Golf Estate Race to Dubai Day 1

#fineandcountry was very please with its presence at the #RACETODUBAI club house today – Many clients have expressed interest in #redwoodpark development and it was a great opportunity to meet a few jge property owners.

The newly launches Club House is a fantastic venue to relax, eat and enjoy the Golf day.

#fineandcountry has a limited number of VIP tickets to attend the event and for enquiries email



Nov 20

Averda partners with the DP World Tour Championship to achieve a ‘green’ golf tournament


Dubai, U.A.E: For the fourth year in a row, averda, the leading integrated environmental solutions company in the Middle East and North Africa, is the waste management partner of the DP World Tour Championship (DPWTC) currently taking place from Thursday November 20 to Sunday November 23 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

“We were impressed by averda’s programme last year to encourage and educate golf enthusiasts on recycling. Their efforts are and continue to be in line with the European Tour’s Green Drive campaign, which aims to minimise the impact on the environment. averda’s team demonstrates their commitment to the environment and they continue to meet our high European standards on sustainability. This is one of the many reasons why we are happy to partner with averda for another year,” stated Damian Turner, The European Tour Operations Director in Dubai.

During the DPWTC 2013 event last year, averda worked closely with the event organisers, vendors and participants to spread awareness on the best practices of recycling. With the help of the attendees and volunteers, averda recycled over five tonnes of plastic bottles and aluminium cans, and reused fifteen tonnes of biodegradables.

This year averda will be providing 150 coloured bins throughout the venue to collect more recyclable items. The coloured bins, green bins for organic waste and black bins for disposable waste, will help attendees separate their waste with little effort.

averda will also be installing the Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) at the event venue this year. The machines were developed to educate and inspire individuals to recycle while being rewarded in the process. The RVM machines were installed throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and retrieved over 1.2 million recyclables across the region. During the golf tournament event last year, 50,000 attendees returned 75,000 bottles and cans to the machine, and 500 averda branded golf balls were given as a reward to those who participated.

“averda is committed to making our community a better place to live with our environmental awareness programmes and recycling solutions. We believe that even during fun sporting events there is an opportunity to engage and involve the esteemed public to do their part in reducing waste to landfill. Through increasing understanding of environmental best practices in communities, we believe we can change consumer behaviour towards recycling and support the UAE in achieving its goal of green status by 2030,” said Jeroen Vincent, Chief Operating Officer of the GCC for averda.

Pictured: Damian Turner, European Tour Operations Director, Dubai and Houssam Masri, Operations Manager, averda.

during practice prior to the start of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 19, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nov 20



Dubai (UAE): Defending champion Henrik Stenson will go head-to-head with World Number One and 2014 Race to Dubai winner Rory McIlroy when the DP World Tour Championship gets underway in Dubai today (Thursday) with the Swede intent on spoiling McIlroy’s coronation at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Twelve months ago, Stenson lit up the Earth course with a stunning six-shot victory over England’s Ian Poulter setting a tournament record of 25-under par in the process.

But the Iceman knows that will count for nothing when the top 60 players on The European Tour do battle for the final title of the 2014 season.

“Even though I shot -25 last year, I can’t think about that this week,” said Stenson. “The ball doesn’t know what we did last year – it has to be told. I’m not guaranteed anything just because I played well last year. Yes, I know how to play this course but I still have to do it, stay focused and patient and do it all over again.”

Stenson and McIlroy will be the final two-ball of the day and sure to attract the largest gallery of the day at Jumeirah Golf Estates when they tee off at 12.30pm.

“Last year was very special and while I know it can’t be as special this year because Rory has already won the overall Race to Dubai, I can make it a very special week for myself by playing well here and hopefully giving myself a chance to win,” added Stenson. “I haven’t successfully defended a title yet, so I couldn’t think of a much better place to do it than here this week.”

With McIlroy already home and dry in the standings, all eyes will be on the battle for second place, currently occupied by Stenson but with a clutch of stars including Welshman Jamie Donaldson, Germany’s Marcel Siem and Sergio Garcia of Spain breathing down his neck.

However, with so many points available to the tournament winner, Stenson’s Ryder Cup team-mate and great rival Ian Poulter is also well in the hunt – something many would have considered highly improbable just a few weeks back.

But a successful recent run of form in the Final Series has seen Poulter make a late season charge and he now has his sights firmly set on wrestling second place from the Swede.

“I feel good about what’s happened the last couple of weeks,” said Poulter, on the eve of his opening round. “Number one is gone but there is still a big bonus for being number two and that would upset the current number two who is Mr Stenson – so I’ll be chasing him down like I was chasing him down last year. Bring it on!”

It has been a remarkable run by Poulter who ranked 64th on The Race to Dubai two weeks ago but who is now up to 13th after a share of sixth place at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai and a second place finish at last week’s Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“It’s nice to come into this stretch and feel I can salvage something in 2014. After finishing sixth then second, it would be nice to win this week and move nicely up that board so that has to be the aim this week.”

If Poulter were to triumph this week, he may offer a word of thanks to two-time Major winner Greg Norman. The Australian recently offered Poulter some putting advice and the Englishman is keen to see if the tips will make a difference when he takes on  the challenge of the 7,675-yard Earth course, designed by Norman himself.

“It was nice to Greg to reach out and I will take on board what he said but I’ve been working hard on my putting so I’ll get on the putting green today and see if what he said is right or wring,” said Poulter, who finished runner-up at the DP World Tour Championship in both 2010 and 2013.

Play gets underway at 7.30am today (Thursday) with Italy’s Matteo Manassero and England’s Mathew Baldwin getting the tournament up and running. Poulter will get his challenge underway at 11.30am alongside Holland’s Joost Luiten before a host of Ryder Cup stars join up for a mouthwatering finale to the season, including Martin Kaymer pairing with Graeme McDowell (11.40am) and Victor Dubuisson playing with Thomas Bjorn (11.50am).

Nov 20

Henrik, Justin and Rory re-enact Greatest Moments on Earth

during the official opening of the new club house at the Jumeirah Golf Estates prior to the DP World Tour Championship on November 17, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dubai (UAE): There have been a number of spectacular moments of high drama and excitement in the short but colourful history of the DP World Tour Championship, which provides the annual climax to The European Tour’s Race to Dubai.

This week, three of the world’s best golfers returned to the scene of their magical shotmaking to try to re-create some of their personal favourite highlights in a Made for TV Challenge headlined as the Greatest Moments on Earth.

The Earth in question is the stunning Earth course, which is hosting the sixth edition of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates, and the golfers in question need little introduction – World Number Rory McIlroy, defending champion Henrik Stenson and 2013 US Open Champion Justin Rose.

The trio of champions congregated at the par five 18th hole on the Earth course, which has seen its share of thrills and spills since 2009.

And the ‘banter’ flowed as naturally as the golf swings of three players who have put their stamp on the event in recent years, in the case of McIlroy and Stenson culminating in victories in The Race to Dubai in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Stenson, the official brand ambassador for Jumeirah Golf Estates, sealed victory last year by smashing a three wood 248 yards into the wind to a matter of inches from the pin for a sensational eagle three.

That feat was recognised by Jumeirah Golf Estates with a plaque embedded into the precise spot in the fairway which will now forever carry a permanent memory of the stroke which was voted The European Tour Shot of the Year.

Neal Graham, General Manager of Jumeirah Golf Estates, marked the occasion with a handshake before McIlroy and Rose attempted the same shot – and it was the World Number One who rose to the challenge with a stunning shot.

McIlroy and Stenson then re-enacted the 75 foot putt Rose had from the back of the 18th green, which almost stopped on the ‘shelf’ then finish within one turn of the ball while Rose and Stenson then attempted the 18 foot putt which McIlroy sank on the 18th to close out victory with his fifth straight birdie.

As Stenson remarked at the end:“Let’s make some more memories this week”.