When you are ranked the number three golfer in the world, there’s only one
place to own a home in Dubai – Henrik Stenson invites us in…
When world number three golfer Henrik Stenson looks for a home, it’s only natural that it’s not going to be far from a golf course. Fortunately, as brand ambassador for Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE), it didn’t
take long for him to find the perfect Dubai residence. “Given what I do, spending most of my time playing
and practising, you want to be near a golf course and here at JGE you have that luxury; says Stenson in an exclusive interview with PW. “You car enjoy the golf and the life- style at the same time. “There are a lot of gooe master communities around the world and this is obviously one of them,” adds tlu Swedish golfer. “It is a place you don’t really need tf leave. You have everything choose from, which include Redwood, Flame Tree Ridge and Whispering Pines, all with different architectural styles and views of both the Earth and Fire Courses, which were designed by Greg Norman. High standards Stenson’s property is a Mediterranean-style four- bedroom villa plus study in Flame Tree Ridge. It’s due to be handed over soon and comes with a Poggenpohl kitchen, Miele appliances, Bang & Olufsen audio and video systems and landscaped gardens, which are standard for all Flame Tree Ridge villas. The price for a similar property is about Dh18 million. “I don’t spend nearly as much time as I used to in Dubai,” says Stenson. “My
base has moved a little bit from Dubai to the US, where I play the majority of my golf, but it’s always good to come back here. “I have lots of friends here and, because I made Dubai my home for almost ten years, the connection is still strong. I have had some great times and some great successes on the golf course here. I have had a lot of good fun times and I got married down here.”
Stenson says the golfing facilities at JGE are first class. “For anyone who is serious about golf, the practice facilities are great. We have two good golf courses and the European Tour Performance [Institute] on the other side of the range, which offers anything you’d like in terms of game improvement and working on your skills to become a better player. You see a lot of tour players making stops here before the season starts, or on the way to some of the tournaments around the word.
“It’s a frequently visited spot for some of the best players in the world. And if you are just a regular weekend golfer, you definitely have everything you need.
Source: Property Weekly