What’s On previews places to play crazy golf in Dubai. The four places to play mini golf in Dubai are JLT, Wafi, Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali.
Nothing gets your blood pressure rising like an infuriating, exasperating, hilarious round of crazy golf.
The new HDS Mini Golf course in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, with its twisting, winding turns, is not for the putting enthusiast who doesn’t appreciate frustration. Set within the confines of a pretty white picket fence on the promenade below the city’s gleaming towers, the animal-themed course could well send your scores rocketing skywards, as you try to navigate your ball through strategically placed obstacles across the 18-hole course. Our favourite? Hole nine, which challenges players with a steep hill, a large drop, and a giant stone lion.
Made of real turf, the floodlit course sits near the Take A Break coffee shop and restaurant, where you can grab a sandwich while you recover from the putting challenge you’ve just endured. It’s family fun at its best and a sure-fire way of unleashing your competitive streak. Just look out for that lion – he’s mean.
Cluster M, HDS Business Centre, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri 2pm to 10pm, Dhs35. Tel: (050) 9243456. Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. facebook.com/hds.mini.golf.dubai
GO CRAZY AT THESE COURSES
Tee & Putt
A blacklit, glow-in-the-dark fluorescent drenched golf course that’s part putt-putt, part science fiction but 100 per cent fun. There are 18 holes, all with different obstacles that follow the space theme. There’s also the opportunity for kids to paint their own designs on to glow-in-the-dark T-shirts or get their faces painted.
Wafi Mall, Umm Hurair, Bur Dubai, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight, Dhs75. Tel: (04) 3573290. Metro: Dubai Healthcare City. teeandputt.com
This 18-hole mini golf course is made all the more beautiful thanks to its location right by the sea. A round costs Dhs20, but you’ll have to pay Dhs180 for a day pass to the beach first. Once you do, you’ll have access to the pool and beach as well as a buffet lunch.
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai, daily 8.30am to 6.30pm, Dhs180 beach access Sun to Thur, Dhs375 Fri and Sat. Tel: (04) 8145555. Taxi: Jebel Ali Golf Resort. jaresortshotels.com
Play A Round @ Some Place Nice
This indoor glow-in-the-dark 9-hole course with the silly name has an underwater theme, and is aimed at young families. The course includes an under-the-sea coral reef section and there’s a neon great white shark with its jaw wide open, ready to gobble up golf balls. Pop music rounds out the sensory experience.
Jewels Tower 2, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sun to Thur 10am to 7pm, Fri and Sat 11am to 7pm, Dhs45. Tel: (04) 4570455. Taxi: Dubai Marina. playaround.ae