Team shortlist18 Oct 2017 AT 10:32 AM

4 reasons why we’re excited about the DP World Tour Championship

It’s so much more than golf
Team shortlist18 Oct 2017 AT 10:32 AM
DP World Tour Championship
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Dubai, DP World Tour Championship
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Dubai, DP World Tour Championship
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It’s that time of year again, the time where 60 of the world’s best golfers arrive in Dubai and swing it out in the hopes of winning the prestigious DP World Tour Championship trophy and, of course, the US$8 million cash prize.

That said, the four day event, that will take place from November 16 to November 19 on the Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course, is so much more than a golf tournament.

The free to attend event is also a great excuse for those looking to dress up and unwind with friends – if that’s you, we recommend that you get your hands on the VIP hospitality passes (these aren’t free, but they are very much worth it).

To help you get a grasp on just what this action packed, family-friendly event has to offer, we’ve complied a list of the four things that we are most looking forward to…

The talent
60 of the world’s best golfers will be battling it out on the greens. The players that we are most looking forward to seeing include last year’s DP World champion, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and this year’s Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia. You can watch the stars warm up by heading to the practice range.

The food
There’s going to be everything from continental breakfast and lunch buffets to nifty “grab & go” stations. Left Bank is perfect for those looking to have a bit of a sit-down before the players take on the final hole of the course, while the Championship Village is great for those looking for something a bit more upbeat. There are bean bags, giant TV screens, food and drinks, as well as designated kids play areas. We recommend getting the VIP Hospitality passes as not only are food and drinks included, it also grants you access to the Championship Chalet on the 18th green.

The entertainment
Aside from golf, there will be a number of activities for adults and kids alike. These range from live entertainment, playing areas and a number of child and adult friendly games and draws.

The course
Designed by two-time Open champion Greg Norman, the Earth Course is not only one best golf courses in the world, it is also one of the most internationally recognised. Inspired by the parkland courses found in Europe and North America, the Earth Course is perhaps best known for its layout – more specifically, the layout of its last four holes. Golfers play alongside and over water that runs the full length of the final hole.

DP World Tour Championship
When: November 16 – 19
Where: Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates
Price: Free entry but registration is required
Contact: website

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