Dubai gem, The Track Meydan, has launched an innovative participation programme designed to make golf as accessible as possible to both avid and novice players, helping to grow the game in the UAE.
The Winter Wildcard, inspired by the success of the Wildcard programme which ran throughout the summer, offers users unlimited golf day or night, as well as buggies and a 20% discount in The Qube sports bar. One of the most novel aspects of the Winter Wildcard is that it is fully-transferrable and, being un-named, can be used amongst friends.
The benefits of the card are designed to make golf as open and accessible as possible and under the concept of Golf for All, golfers can turn up at The Track without any equipment and hire everything they need to tackle the course.
With the Winter Wildcard, golfers new and seasoned will experience all that The Track has to offer. Set against a backdrop of the iconic race course and through the clever use of floodlights, The Track welcomes golfers until late and allows play to continue well into the night-time. The Peter Harradine designed championship course measures 7,412 yards off the Black championship tees but, with four tee box options, golfers of all abilities can enjoy the Middle Eastern floodlit gem. The atmosphere around the club is fun and welcoming, encouraging all golfers regardless of age, experience or ability to visit.
“The Winter Wildcard is a great opportunity for golfers to play as much golf throughout the winter both day and night”, said Thomas Rourke, Director of Golf. “With the opportunity to play late into the night with friends and enjoy the facilities in the sports bar makes for a great time for everyone. We are also in a perfect location if you fancy a game whilst you are waiting for a flight, being only fifteen minutes from the airport”.
Off the course, golfers can kick back and relax in the Clubhouse’s Qube Sports Bar too. Located at the upper level of the Meydan Golf Clubhouse, this serves as a unique venue to relax before or after a round of golf. The four-sided Large ‘Qube’ Shaped projector screen gives an unparalleled experience when it comes to sports viewing. Moreover, visitors can take advantage of the pool tables, shuffle board, table football and darts boards. The Qube also offers a fantastic menu, serving great food to satisfy any appetite.
For an additional fee, golfers can purchase practice passes to gain value for money on practise balls and use of the grass facilities. To help develop your game, there are several options for golfers to hone their skills from the 400-yard floodlit driving range with Taylormade practice balls, to the short game practice area, including greenside bunker and putting green area with nine pin positions. In addition to the practices areas, The Track also offers Golf tuition at The Meydan Academy by Troon, a facility with a wide range of coaching and tuition packages for everyone, from the complete beginner through to a regular golfer.
On the leading travel website, TripAdvisor, The Track Meydan has been moving up the ranks consistently of late and is now widely praised for the quality of the facility, availability of golf, the test it gives golfers, accessibility and tranquillity so close to the city and major travel hubs.