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The Els Club Dubai scooped three awards at a star-studded third edition of Sport360’s Middle East Golf Awards (MEGAs) earlier this month in Dubai.

The golfing industry in the Middle East once again gathered in one place for a special evening as many of the most iconic golf course facilities and tournaments in the region were put under the microscope by the public vote and a panel of experts working across the sport, among them Peter Dawson, former chief executive of the R&A.

The Els Club Dubai, located in Dubai Sports City and managed by Troon Golf, won the award for Golf Maintenance Team of the Year, Best F&B Outlet of the Year for the Big Easy Winebar & Grill, and Academy of the Year for the Butch Harmon School of Golf located at The Els Club Dubai.

Els Club General Manager Chris Brown said: “We are delighted and feel honored to win these three awards, it is great motivation for us going forward. It is testament to the staff of The Els Club, the support of Troon Golf and our desire to be the best in the region.”

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Els Club Dubai award winners: John Howells, Chris Brown, Stuart Horwood & Clinton Southorn.

Chris Brown goes on to say, “The Big Easy Winebar & Grill has become a fantastic place to go for a meal with family and friends; it is relaxed and embodies everything that The Els Club is – high quality and family friendly. It offers a sublime mixture of South African, Malaysian and European style dishes in an environment that everyone can enjoy. With the full selection of Ernie Els vintages and mouthwatering steaks and seafood, it has quickly become a reputed Dubai dining hot-spot!

“With the Maintenance Award comes the fully deserved recognition for The Els Club Agronomy Team and is purely down to the efforts and the tremendous amount of work the club put in each and every day to ensure the Els Club Course is consistently presented as one the best golf courses in the region.”

With Butch Harm​o​n School of Golf taking home the Academy of the Year Award for consecutive years, they have firmly cemented their position as one of the top, if not the top, golf academies in the entire Middle East. This is especially impressive given the amount of quality present.

About The Els Club Dubai
Stretching 7,538 yards,The Els Club Dubai is set on undulating slopes of native vegetation, exuding a genuinely traditional and classic feel that will surely inspire both the novice and seasoned golfer. Designed by four-time major champion Ernie Els and managed by Troon Golf, The Els Club Dubai combines the best features of all the clubs that Ernie has played at over the last 25-plus years as a tour professional. What makes The Els Club so extraordinary? It’s the pristine condition of the golf course, the personalized customer service and the world-class retail and food & beverage offerings. It’s the way the facility is operated and promoted. It’s the creativity, energy, and enthusiasm and attention to detail from all the staff. It’s all this and more!