Jumeirah joy for Huxley

PGA Official Supplier Huxley Golf was thrilled to have installed a new practice tee at the prestigious Jumeirah Golf Estates ahead of the European Tour Race to Dubai finale in November.

Set across over one thousand hectares, Jumeirah Golf Estates features two of the world’s finest golf courses – Greg Norman’s Earth and Fire championship courses – and is home to the Middle East’s only European Tour Performance Institute, a state-of-the-art performance enhancing facility, frequented by top pros and novices alike.

Jumeirah Golf Estates also hosts the annual Race to Dubai, the thrilling culmination of the European Tour International Schedule which spans 47 tournaments in 26 countries and four continents.

Environmentally sound principles were adopted in the estate’s development.

The new Huxley Golf all-weather installation supports these by helping to conserve water in difficult climate conditions while achieving the objective to improve wear on grass areas from over-use.

Positioned at the lower range tee of the driving range, next to where the top 60 tour players practised from this year, the new tee area was installed for use by all members and guests for late afternoon and evening practice.

Neal Graham, general manager of club operations at Jumeirah Golf Estates, commented: “I am delighted with our new Huxley Golf Premier Tee at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

“It is a fantastic surface to hit from and one that has been widely accepted and put into full use for evening practice to help rest the grass turf from over-use.

“As an extremely busy facility with over 700 golf members, it was a logical choice to work with Huxley Golf whose experience and reputation is renowned and whose product quality is in keeping with our five star surroundings.”

Huxley Premier Tee Turf was laid over an aggregate base to Huxley’s high specifications. Measuring 148ft x 12ft (45m x 3.6m), the technically advanced surface has superb ball striking characteristics, just like natural turf. Its high fibre density enables wood or iron shots to be played directly off the surface or it accepts a tee peg anywhere for complete player flexibility.

David Gray, managing partner of Huxley Golf Middle East said: “We are thrilled to have worked on this high profile project. A Huxley Golf installation at this prestigious venue in the Middle East complements the outstanding calibre of Huxley facilities across Europe and the rest of the World.”

Huxley Golf provides premier all-weather surfaces for golf around the world. Clients include training and coaching establishments, golf resorts, ranges and academies as well as many well-known golf courses.