In the week of the Dubai World Championship, the European’s Tour’s most lucrative event, work has begun on bringing Dubai’s most community-oriented golf course back to life.
Nad al Sheba, which closed in 2008 to enable the creation of the Meydan racecourse, is being resurrected as a nine-hole course, which will also go by the Meydan name. Dubai-based architect Peter Harradine is in charge of the project.
Groundbreaking on the project took place earlier this week, and the aim is to open the revived course in October 2011. Unlike most of Dubai’s golf courses, Meydan will be open access.
Harradine told Gulf News: “I really like the golf course. It’s in pretty good condition. The general plan is to burn most of the grass and re-sprig a large part of the area with Bermuda grass.”