December 13, 2011 :: Posted by - GeoDanielDXB :: Category -
Welcome to the U.A.E. “Dubai Desert Dunes” GeoGolf Multi-Cache Course.
This is a par 72 geocaching multi-cache golf course with 18 holes for traditional caches and several bonus and/or information hides located in basically on the outskirts of Dubai, UAE. Though it is very close to this years Dubai World Championship Course 2011 at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai. It is also, located adjacent to the future Dubai Golf City which on hold at the moment.
“Desert Dunes” is an 18 hole course with traditional multi-geocache’s located at each of the 18 greens or GZ, a geocache located at the entrance of the course called the “Caddy Shack” where all the instructions for playing GeoGolf are located.
The final stage for the multi-geocache GeoGolf game is the “Club House” which if found, then player’s will be able log their attempt on Geocaching.com
Read more about playing the game of GeoGolf click on the GeoGolf Basics Menu Tab at the top of the page.
Here’s a quick fly-over tour of the future Dubai Desert Dunes GeoGolf Course.
Hole by Hole Description (Draft)
Hole #1: This is a subtle beginning to a challenging GeoGolf experience. Avoid the bunkers and out of bounds to the right on your tee shot. It’s better to be short than long on your approach as it gives you the best chance to get up and down.
Hole #2: This hole plays as a dogleg left off the tee with dunes creeping in from the left. A bunker on the left side of the landing area in the fairway is reachable from the tee. Again, long of the GZ is penalizing so allow your misses to be short.
Hole #3: This hole serves as the first true test on the golf course. The tee shot requires accuracy to avoid a sand box on the right. A large green gives relief to a difficult approach.
Hole #4:This first par 5 begins with a straightaway tee shot that must avoid out of bounds left of the path. The approach shot leads you to a two tier elevated GZ with a bunker on the left side.
Hole #5:The par 4 you encounter lies along the buildings to the right. The tee shot should be navigated between the two fairway bunkers. The second shot is risk-reward as the GZ is guarded by a bunker on the left and a hazard to the right. The GZ on this hole is wide but shallow so play to the middle.
Hole #6:This is one of the best designed but most difficult of the par 5’s on the front nine. It begins with a tee shot that has to be directed to the left to avoid a gravis and a fairway bunker. The second shot plays uphill to a two-tiered GZ so hit plenty of club.
Hole #7:A blind tee shot into a ravine appears more demanding than it really is. Keep your tee shot to the right as the hillside will direct your way back to the fairway. The approach shot plays extremely uphill which allows the player to be aggressive.
Hole #8:The last par 4 on the front side requires a tee shot that lands on or beside the GZ because of the severe terrain. Walk away with a two putt for par and you should feel relieved.
Hole #9:The least challenging of the par 3’s allows you to hit less than a driver off of the tee if desired. The longer player can cut the corner and leave a mid to run to the GZ. Avoid the out of bounds on the left and you can leave with a good score to finish the front nine.
Hole #10: A challenging start to a scenic inward nine. The safest approach is a tee shot just short of the 250-metre post. The bolder player may choose fairway suited to a second fairway below. The GZ is guarded by a bunker in front and hazard on two sides.
Hole #11: A short par 4 that allows the player to choose fairway route off the tee to a generous fairway. The slightly double- tiered GZ is wide and deep.
Hole #12: The signature hole at Desert Dunes. This is a short par 4 overlooking the unconstructed roadway and is accented by a majestic set of dunes. This hole is all carry so be sure to judge enough time.
Hole #13: From an elevated tee box to a fairway with a gradual incline to the GZ, this hole requires a tee shot that favors the left side for the best approach to the GZ. A good drive here will leave a shot in but will require an accurate shot to a blind target.
Hole #14: This is a beautiful par 4 to a fairway well above a large and inviting GZ. Depending on which tees you play the tee-shot can be a risk/reward since there is a significant drop-off after the 150 metre marker. A natural rock wall overshadowing the GZ and a nearby path can be admired as you finish the hole.
Hole #15: Play your tee shot up the left side as the contours of this hole will direct your ball back to the fairway. With a double-tiered GZ, a lay-up shot to a comfortable metered is recommended. Accuracy is a demand for the longer player trying to reach the GZ in two as there is little room for error around the GZ.
Hole #16: This is the number one handicap hole on the GeoGolf course. A tee shot in the vicinity of the 150-metre post gives the best chance of escaping this hole with a good score. The safest approach is to the center of the GZ as it is guarded on both sides by lateral hazards. Good Luck.
Hole #17: Another long par 5 from an elevated tee to an undulated GZ offers a picturesque view of the city in the background.
Hole #18: This is a great finishing hole that offers significant risk-reward. Navigate your tee shot to the left of the fairway bunker for ideal positioning. Longer players may choose to attempt to reach this green in two but must be aware of the GZ side bunker and hazard to the left. Otherwise, a lay-up shot to a comfortable position for the best chance at a good score is necessary.