One of the participants teeing off at the MyGolf Dubai centre in Dragan Mart2. Image Credit: Harry Grimshaw/Gulf News

Dubai: Playing on famed courses like St Andrews, Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black will hold a special place and MyGolf Dubai offers such an experience for a pro to a beginner and that too in Dubai. The newly built facility offers a variety of indoor options, especially at a time when the temperatures are beginning to soar. GULF NEWS met up with Michael Zhao, Founder of MyGolf Dubai. who feels that facility provides the right opportunity to learn the game and has a genuine place in the UAE golf industry. Excerpts from the interview…

How long has MyGolf Dubai been here in Dragon Mart, Dubai, and what is it all about?

MyGolf Dubai is Dubai’s first luxury indoor golf and entertainment lounge. MyGolf Dubai soft launched on April 4, 2022, we are a brand-new facility and the first in the region, many similar initiatives (off-course golfing experience) are present in South-East Asia.

We have 14 indoor golfing bays that can accommodate up to a maximum of six players at any one time in each bay. Our options include Open Bays, Private Bays, VIP and VVIP rooms with access to up to a maximum of 18 golfers at any given time.

MyGolf Dubai has partnered with GOLFZON golf simulators, acknowledged as one of the world’s market leaders for this technology. We also have a Pro-Shop as well as a Food and Beverage counter and Private Dining Room, depending on our clients’ preferences.

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Michael Zhao, Founder of MyGolf at the facility at Dragon Mart 2. Image Credit: Supplied

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How can golfers access the MyGolf Dubai facility?

MyGolf Dubai is built keeping in mind the desire to serve all levels of golfers, from beginners to Professionals. They can reach our venue by simply navigating on Google Maps with the nearest landmark as Dragon Mart 2.

Once they reach our facility, customers have a variety of options to choose from. There are ‘Pay and Play’ options that start from Dh139 per bay per hour that can accommodate up to six people as well as a Membership, with our current special three-month Summer membership offer starting at Dh3,000. This includes daily access to the MyGolf Dubai golf facilities and community, as well as tournament participation and an exclusive networking event.

MyGolf Dubai is also the ideal setting for events, birthday parties and corporate outings and we possess the necessary expertise to host gatherings of all types. You can walk-in, but we always recommend a prior booking to ensure you have your tee-time without any hindrances!

What is so special about MyGolf Dubai?

It is the first of its kind in the region and the country too. With so much interest in golf in Dubai and the UAE, we are able to offer participation in golf at all levels, and we are confident that MyGolf Dubai has a genuine place in the UAE golf industry by offering a new market of indoor golf. With the summer months coming up, it will, hopefully, encourage keen golfers to visit MyGolf Dubai as the temperatures outside continue to rise, but still enable golfers of all levels to practice and play the game without any weather-related hassles.

We are endeavouring to establish a MyGolf Dubai golfing community (in a similar manner to a golf club) where golfers meet, practice and play both social and competitive golf among each other, and also are provide opportunities to learn the game, whatever their level of ability. We have access to over 190 golf courses around the world through our GOLFZON Golf Simulator partnership, therefore allowing golfers to play these ‘bucket list’ simulated golf courses, from whatever tees they like.

These include the likes of: St. Andrews (Old and New Courses), Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black and so on.

With the summer months approaching us, the indoor facility at MyGolf Dubai will encourage golfers to visit the centre. Image Credit: Harry Grimshaw/Gulf News

I understand you also have Golf Professionals in-house at MyGolf Dubai?

We have three full-time PGA Qualified Professionals at MyGolf Dubai; South African Divan Ehmke and Italian Giovanni Losso providing golf lessons to golfers of all standards and Zouhaier, who is a Tunisian Golf Professional possessing 40 years of experience and the ability to converse in five languages.