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The Els Club opens in Dubai

4th February 2008 Print
Stadium Point The wraps are off the first ‘open for business’ facility at Dubai Sports City – The Els Club. The 18-hole course was officially unveiled on Monday 28 January 2008 by The Big Easy himself, with some help from sporting luminaries Freddie Flintoff, Martina Navrativola, Peter Schmeichel and South African rugby captain John Smit. The general public will be able to follow in his buggy tracks when pay and play is admitted from March of this year.

Swallowing up 50 million square feet of Dubailand, described as ‘Disneyland on steroids’ by its CEO, Dubai Sports City will have four stadia (indoor arena, multipurpose 60,000 seater, hockey and cricket) as well as an International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy, Manchester United Football Academy, Butch Harmon School of Golf and a David Lloyd Tennis Academy. The Els Club golf course is the green vein snaking through the resort giving verdant views to all the residential property surrounding it.

In stark contrast to the desert backdrop, The Els Club comprises 7,538 yards of neatly manicured Bermuda grass whilst five sets of tees, generous fairways and closely cropped rough make it playable for all standards. Taking inspiration from famous Scottish links courses such as Muirfield (where Els won the Open in 2002) the course is also innovative in its approach to the challenges facing the environment. Solar panels are being tested to power golf buggies and trees and shrubs have been sourced from sustainable forests or carbon neutral nurseries. Wetlands and lakes will provide ideal homes for bird and fish populations.

International Real Estate Agent, Dream Homes WorldWide, is promoting the following developments within minutes of Ernie’s masterpiece:

Eagle Heights, Dubai Sports City, EXCLUSIVE to Dream Homes WorldWide
The tenth floor of Eagle Heights, a luxurious residential community overlooking The Els Club, comprises studio and one bedroom apartments only available through Dream Homes WorldWide. Finished to high standards, each home has hot and cold air-conditioning, fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms and cabling for high speed internet access, telephone and satellite television. Eagle Heights also offers residents the chance to relax and unwind in the grand rooftop swimming pool, his ‘n’ hers gymnasiums complete with sauna and landscaped gardens whilst 24-hour security, concierge and allocated underground parking complete the picture. There is an 8% guaranteed rental return for three years from completion. Prices start from £65,400 for a studio and £130,000 for a one bedroom with five staggered 20% payments required up until completion scheduled for September 2009.

Stadium Point, Dubai Sports City
Situated within walking distance of the four stadia and leisure facilities and just minutes from the new Ernie Els 18-hole course, this complex of one and two bedroom apartments is ideally located in this centre of sporting excellence. The properties will include such standard features as central air-conditioning, fitted kitchens and pre-wiring for cable TV and high-speed internet. A swimming pool, bathing deck, gymnasium and sauna/steam room will all be available in the recreational zone at rooftop level. To be sold complete with underground parking, as well as boasting in-house security and caretaking service, these homes have phenomenal short term rental potential.
Dream Homes WorldWide has exclusive marketing rights to the top floor units. Prices start from £142,210 GBP with 40% payable on contract and 60% upon completion scheduled for April 2009.

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