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Els Club golf course wins top award.

Byline: Dubai Sports City's The Els Club golf course has won two prestigious international awards.

Dubai: Dubai Sports City's The Els Club golf course has won two prestigious international awards.

The Els Club was named the 'best new international course' by Links Magazine and selected as a finalist in the 'International Courses' category of the 2008 Golf Inc. Development of the Year contest.

This prestigious recognition establishes The Els Club as one of the leading golf courses worldwide.

"The Els Club at Dubai Sports City is a golf development that will stand up proudly against the best in the world for decades to come," said Ernie Els, its designer and one of the world's top ten golf professionals.

"The awards put The Els Club in the company of truly great international golf destinations, having already exceeded my own very demanding architectural and operational expectations," added Els.

The Els Club is a championship golf course designed by three-time major winner Ernie Els. The course offers a luxury golfing experience combined with five-star service.

"The awards are a remarkable achievement for The Els Club and a major milestone for the management company, Troon Golf, with the recognition for the superior service standards for members and guests in our successful opening year," said Thomas Rubi, General Manager, Hospitality, Leisure, Golf, Dubai Sports City. "Since we officially opened a little over six months ago, The Els Club has garnered international acclaim and continues to be a favourite among both local and international golfers of all levels.

"We look forward to continued successes and hope to receive more golfers wanting to play one of the leading courses in the world," added Rubi.

World-class golf courses that have recently come online have helped Dubai achieve the prestigious award of Golf Destination of the Year at this year's International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) that took place in Marbella, Spain.

Dubai recently received the Golf Destination of the year award at this year's International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) for the Africa, Indian Ocean and Gulf States region. "The Els Club Dubai is an excellent example of the type of golf project we are proud to recognise in our annual Development of the Year awards," said Chase Peckham, Golf Inc. associate publisher.

"The course is well-thought-out and well-executed from beginning to end. It truly achieves the vision of its developers and provides a superb golf experience for its customers."

Golf Inc. magazine is the world's only magazine for golf course developers, owners and management company executives. The magazine caters to the largest operators and the highest-end resorts, golf communities and developers.

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Date:Jan 22, 2009
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