The Track, Meydan Golf

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The Track, Meydan Golf
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Welcome to The Track, Meydan Golf's unique pay-and-play golf course at the world famous Dubai racecourse. The Track, Meydan Golf is a golf experience like no other in the UAE. Open daily, 6:30 am - 11:00 pm. NO MEMBERSHIP FEE, EVER! Simply book a tee time to take on the stunning nine-hole course.
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Chris K
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Arrived at The Track, Meydan Golf a bit early and immediately greeted and assisted by smiling, friendly Staff all the way from bag drop, check in, driving range, snack shop, tee off and occasional checks on the way round 9 holes by staff to make sure all was OK.
Fairways and Greens in excellent condition with the occasional Gazelles popping out of the bushes which also contributed to this being one of the most enjoyable and more importantly, relaxed and comfortable times on a Golf Course in Dubai, unlike many other pompous Golf Clubs in Dubai.
Added bonus with a Tour of "Dollarsandart" by artist Jim Wheat at the Qube Clubhouse with many fascinating stories behind his inspiration for "Dollarsandart" and signed dollar bills by many Celebrities incorporated into his Artwork.
Excellent experience rounded off by great food in the Qube Clubhouse.
Written 10 March 2022
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Hans
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Went directly to the Driving Range at Meydan Golf and booked for myself and a colleague. We were able to play within 30 minutes and they provided the trolleys. With the Troon Executive Card we paid each AED 200 for 9 holes walking. Nice package.
Written 21 January 2022
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Darren King
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
I have lived here in Dubai since 2007 working for various golf clubs in the region and feel that I am qualified to provide valuable feedback on my most recent playing experience at The Track Meydan Golf.

My wife and I played 9 holes recently and was thoroughly impressed with the overall experience. The service levels were exceptional with the staff making us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. What was noticeable is how engaging they all were and the vibe of the place was buzzing because of it. It was pleasing to see that every staff member was smiling and it felt like they were all super proud to be associated with The Track Meydan Golf. The course condition is as good as any other facility in town so congratulations must go to your superintendent. The greens in particular were superb! As a golfer, this is one of the key factors in enjoying a round of golf. Your F&B offerings next to the practice facility really hit the spot as well. I’d go as far as saying that the burger we ordered was the best in town! Amazing job by the chefs at that popular BBQ station.

I have followed the progress of The Track Meydan Golf with much interest over the years and admittedly, Thomas Rourke, did an excellent job during his tenure. Having said that, the above feedback is honestly attributed to William Bruce who’s dedication to your facility is to be admired. The facility is very fortunate to have him on board as he displays all the traits of a successful leader – hard working, a positive infectious attitude, incredibly well connected, motivated to make a difference and very likable. William has always been highly respected within the golf industry not only here in the UAE but also abroad. His influence on The Track Meydan Golf is definitely taking the facility to the next level and this is to be commended. So many golfers around town are speaking highly of the product and I can see why. I have the utmost respect for William and applaud his efforts in making sure The Track Meydan Golf is a “must play” for the domestic and international golfer. Meydan has a fine leader in charge that is for sure.

I can’t wait to return to The Track Meydan Golf for not only another round of five star golf, but also to feast on one of those delicious burgers before attacking the first hole!
Written 16 January 2022
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Jim O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
A great set of lessons by Ian Brennan PGA in an informal and relaxed environment. Highly recommended.
Written 13 December 2021
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Dear JimO907, Thank you for your review and for choosing our instructor Ian Brannan. We are happy that you enjoyed your lesson and look forward to having you again as a guest to the facility.
Written 29 December 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,360 contributions
Friends
This is a very good 9 hole floodlit golf course although some of the facilities are not quite up to other courses in Dubai, including the driving range.

The course is quite tough - opening with a very long par five - and featuring a reasonable amount of water.

There are amazing views back to the skyline, including Burj Khalifa from a number of holes. We also had a few animal encounters, including gazelles and a flamingo.

Food and drinks, including alcohol, is available near the range but nothing otherwise out in the course.

There are two good pro shops and the prices for a round are fair enough.
Written 5 December 2021
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Dear NICHOLAS T, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your round with us! I hope your next visit is just around the corner. Please call us if there is anything we can assist you with.
Written 29 December 2021
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THoward
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Reading the one or two star recent reviews here, I'm so glad this club some people have exposed Meydan for the awful club it has become. I joined as a wildcard in the summer - and they offered a reasonably priced, flexible offer. That is where the experience peaked. Here's just 5 of the many reasons why you should never visit this club. Apologies for the length, but I wanted to be thorough.

1. The almost unbelievable inflexibility and extortionate policies that are totally unique to this golf club. Including a 75AED spectator fee' for your (non-golf playing & non- golf club owning) child or wife to accompany you on the course for a quick round - even for 1700 dirham a month wildcard members or presumably even higher-paying annual members.
This was then ‘justified’ by a member of staff telling me - the weight of the buggy increases with two people riding instead of one and ‘damages the course’. Ha! What’s next guys? weight scales on the tee box?

It’s also worth mentioning was in June at 2pm...and there was not another soul on the course. Now, the management will tell you that it’s the same for all local golf clubs. A) Even if true that doesn’t make it right or fair, and b)…it isn’t true. I have walked round EGC and Trump Par 3s many times with either my partner or little nephew (with them not playing) without any issue.
When I stated this, the manager replied “They are walking courses…” but when I asked if then I could walk round with my wife while I played and her ‘spectating’ for free… they also said no. So already a clear hole in a stupid argument.

2. Their cancellation policy. 48 hours or 'full green fee payable'…for everyone. Which means, for a wildcard or annual member booking a tee time....if they were to catch COVID and cancel they would have to pay for an entire round. A round that is FREE because of their membership status. It even says 'Green fees 0.0AED’ on your email confirmation when booking as a member.
Now I know Meydan will try and explain this saying: “oh but your cancellation means we lose a possible green fee from someone else”. But this isn’t true either. The only time I did try to cancel because my fellow wildcard member’s wife had a medical emergency, they tried to charge us both a full round despite the entire course being EMPTY for the whole day…(and I have the online tee time screenshots to prove it). So much for some care and humanity, eh?

So tell me, Meydan - as you seem to attempt to account for every criticism on here rather than ever admitting any fault - how on earth do you justify this for people who pay monthly membership fees? Doesn’t this run the risk of people – scared to lose money – turning up for their tee time with a contagious illness rather than losing money by cancelling after 48 hours? I guess getting more money is more important to you, eh? (Even when you already have a monthly membership fee of a player!).

3. As a wildcard member who is permitted to play 'unlimited golf' I once tried to play 18 holes at the height of summer on a completely clear course. At one point it got too hot and after I finished 9, I went to the clubhouse and asked - as no one else was on the course, please could I take a 20 minute break inside to cool off and head back out for my back 9 afterwards.
I stress I would not have asked this unless the course was completely deserted. I was told by the staff no, and I either I do the back 9 now or I wasn't allowed to do it later. Again...not one person was on the course then, or in the next few hours, so it would have made zero difference to anyone’s round.

4. The absurd streams of paper receipts they print off for every single player checking in for a tee time. One separate receipt to give to about three or four different members of staff before playing. What is the point of having a membership card with a scannable barcode if you are using about 2 trees worth of paper for every group teeing off!!! No other club uses this many receipts. Ever. But of course - in typical illogical virtue signalling style - they are now professing their sustainability by being 'plastic bottle free' ....yet completely ignoring this above issue.

5. They never EVER answer their phone. Sometimes you must call five or six times to get through. And while they will offer a token apology for this when they eventually answer, it is testament to this unprofessional, excuse-making club that their staff deflect from responsibility, saying they cannot always answer the phone because sometimes they don't have enough personnel in the shop to deal with it. I'm sorry, but that's simply not good enough. You make thousands of dirhams every day in green fees, hire more staff. I’ve also never seen more than 4 people in the pro shop…ever. Trying to justify to paying customers to why you can't offer a basic service such as answering the phone regularly is laughable.

I could go on about their shocking disorganisation on the tee times, or the marshalls who patrol the course like park rangers but don't actually succeed in making the pace of play any quicker, but I’ve gone on enough.

Predictably, the management will reply to this with their inflexible, impossibly rigid talk of our terms and conditions and ‘policies’. Guess what, guys? T&Cs that CLEARLY make no sense and serve only to discredit you as a club can be updated and changed. It happens all the time, crazy as that is for you to get your head round.
In fact, almost every single company has had make changes and updates to their policies in light of a worldwide pandemic ….except your club and some of its frankly asinine course rules.

I'll close by saying that this could be a great club. Special mention to the car park staff who are always friendly and serve you with a smile on their face. It's also well maintained by a solid, hard working green keeping crew who deserve a lot better than this unprofessional, inflexible and shocking disappointment of a management team.
Written 4 September 2021
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Hello Mr. Howard, We are very disappointed to hear that you found our service to be below your standards. Please email us with a phone number or email address so our Director of Golf can discuss your issues personally
Written 7 November 2021
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Adam R
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Business
Arrived at the course and was unable to play as the staff didn’t have change for AED 1000.

Wasted morning and AED 200 on taxis
Written 10 June 2021
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I am very disappointed to hear that you found our service to be below your standards. We would like to know more. Please email us with a phone number or email address so our Director of Golf can discuss your issues personally. Thank you.
Written 27 June 2021
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Neil
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Fantastic afternoon at meydan, the course is in great condition, staff as helpful as ever. Big thank you Bruce for helping to arrange. Looking forward to our next round already.
Written 31 March 2021
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Dear neilossvalderama. Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your day with us! I hope your next visit is just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can assist you with.
Written 27 June 2021
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Don S
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I was invited up to Maydan Golf by Jim Wheat for a fun round of Golf and a personal tour of the Dollarsandart exhibition in the clubhouse at the Qube. The golf was great and I must admit I do like the course. I am quite a high handicapper but apart from the usual challenges, it's a lovely course to play, and will definitely be back. Jims Tour and discussion on his art was also a fantastic insight into art and how to view it. Some really interesting pieces and when you know the story, it makes them even more powerful. Afterward, we had a super meal and up in the Qube, which is also well worth a visit, even if you dont play golf.
Written 15 March 2021
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Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Track Meydan Golf in the near future
Written 27 June 2021
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Tony S
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Friends
Enjoyed a very entertaining afternoon and evening at Meydan. Golf course was in excellent condition and provides a fair challenge to all abilities, being floodlit means your not worried about finishing your round in daylight. Also great idea to have different pin locations for front and back 9 holes. We had a guided tour of the Dollarsandart exhibition by the artist Jim Wheat which was very enjoyable hearing all the back stories and anecdotes to his colourful work. Finished off with refreshments and fish n chips in the Qube, super tasty and good value.
If you are looking for a great venue for golf and f&b at very reasonable prices then you will not be disappointed at Meydan.
Written 3 March 2021
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Dear tonysN9481EW. Thank you for your review and for choosing The Track Meydan Golf. I'm happy that you enjoyed your round and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest here at The Track Meydan Golf.
Written 27 June 2021
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