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Troon partners with Meydan to set new golf trend in the UAE
February 6, 2012

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management and development, is delighted to announce an agreement with The Meydan Group to manage the challenging new Peter Harradine designed nine-hole floodlit course opening alongside the Meydan Racecourse and The Meydan Hotel. The Meydan Racecourse, which is home to thoroughbred racing, the world’s richest day in racing - the Dubai World Cup and a Tennis Academy, make Meydan one of Dubai’s most cherished sporting and leisure destinations.

Meydan Golf has been positioned as a unique model, different to the golf attractions currently available in the UAE. Managed under the experienced guidance of industry leaders Troon, Meydan will make golf accessible to all with an open pay-to-play fee structure rather than costly membership fees, welcoming golfers of all levels.

Open till midnight, the unique 9-hole course stretches over 3,600 yards from the back tees, and works its way between a series of natural lakes, which come in to play on several approaches. The unique city location offers the player unforgettable views of the Dubai city skyline and iconic Meydan Racecourse. A soft opening is planned for March, in time for the Dubai World Cup.

Meydan Chairman of the Board and CEO Saeed H Al Tayer said: "This project is a key strategic initiative in the overall development of Meydan as a centre for leisure and business. The developments of Meydan complement one another to feature an enticing alignment of work, leisure and lifestyle. We are pleased to showcase this development to coincide with our internationally famous signature event - the Dubai World Cup."

Bruce Glasco, Vice-President and Managing Director Troon, EMEA. "This is certainly a bold and exciting move from Meydan Group and we are positive that this type of golf option will be embraced by golfers in Dubai. Fresh initiatives and modern developments are key in stimulating the frequency and uptake of the game and by exposing golfers to the quality of condition and service Troon is renowned for, we are confident in playing our part in growing the game at a domestic level as well as stimulating interest from the international inbound tourist."

Just a ten minute drive from the Downtown Burj Dubai area and a 20 minute drive from most areas of Dubai (including the International Airport), the course at Meydan will cater to every type of golfer. Included in the facilities will be a floodlit driving range and Academy by Troon® aimed at stimulating new golfers and for the more experienced wishing to hone their skills.

A fully equipped clubhouse will complete what is without doubt one of the finest new additions to golf in the Middle East. The clubhouse will feature a boutique golf shop, full locker room facilities, and multiple dining options including a family-friendly restaurant and a lively sports bar to complement a round of golf.








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