Efforts taken to promote all golf clubs in UAE

DUBAI — Members of the Emirates Golf Federation booking golf rounds through the GOLF CITIZEN network can avail of all privileges, including special green fee rates, they are entitled to, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Published: Thu 19 Jul 2012, 11:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:54 PM

All major courses in the UAE are part of the fast-expanding network of GOLF CITIZEN and more are being added to its portfolio from Thailand and Vietnam, making it one of the most comprehensive worldwide golf reservation websites.

Launched by ‘golf in DUBAi’ last year, the website (golfcitizen.com) aims at promoting golf courses on its network, especially in the UAE, and realising the country’s tremendous golf tourism potential.

“We are encouraging members of the EGF to book rounds through the GOLF CITIZEN network as part of our drive to collectively promote all the clubs,” said Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi.

“The members can sign up to become ‘GOLF CITIZEN’ for free and book rounds at courses of their choice. Being EGF members, they will still be entitled to special rates at all courses in the UAE. Like any GOLF CITIZEN, they can easily browse the site and all the options available are easily found with a mouse click or two,” he added.

“With online payment and email confirmations, they can enjoy a seamless booking process, but the biggest advantage is that they can book multiple tee times in one go,” he added.

Adel Zarouni, secretary-general of the EGF which has over 6,000 active members, lauded golf in DUBAi for their new initiative, saying: “GOLF CITIZEN could play a role in increasing golf’s popularity and accessibility in the UAE.

“I think with so many tee time options available for a golfer, the popularity of the site will go viral with time,” he said.

“We have so many golf courses of international standards in the UAE, but we needed something of a centralised reservation system to try and package the growing golfing profile of the UAE to the world. I think in GOLF CITIZEN, we have found the answer.”

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