Fire heats up Jumeirah progress


Fire heats up Jumeirah progress
Sean Dudley

Construction of the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai has finished. Fire, the second course at the Leisurecorp-developed resort, has been designed by Greg Norman Golf Course Designs, as was sister course Earth.

“Fire will offer a completely different golf experience to its close neighbour Earth,” said Greg Norman. “While the Earth course resembles playing conditions often found in North America and Europe, with broad fairways, lush vegetation and fast flowing water, Fire will be a stark contrast and is designed to reflect the local surroundings.”

With the grassing of Fire finished and more than 98 acres of hydroseeding completed, all that remains is for the final touches to be added to the landscaping. This will include the planting of more mature trees to add to the 3,000 already planted over both courses, before the summer sun will provide the ideal climate for the course to begin maturing. A full summer growing season will be allowed before the two courses are considered ready for play.

Progress on the residential communities at Jumeirah Golf Estates also continues at pace. The first of the Tuscan style villas running through this district, which share stunning views over the Fire and Earth courses, have been completed, with many others due to be finished soon.