Head to Abu Dhabi City Golf Club and tee off on the greens with their summer promotions

David Cooper 15/07/2018
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It’s already been two months since Abu Dhabi City Golf Club started their ‘Summer in the City’ promotion but you can see for yourself why it’s an offer not to miss.

Having started on May 15, their special coaching deals have been a big success and with it running until September 15, there’s still time to purchase the deal.

A three-hour lesson costs Dh999, which includes membership to the academy for one month and one green fee, while a five-hour class costs Dh1,599 (two month membership and two green fees). There is also a 10-hour class available costing Dh2,999, which includes three months academy membership and five green fees.

Even if you’re not a golfer, you can take advantage of their Summer Academy membership for Dh999. This includes unlimited use of their driving range, access to their tennis courts and swimming pool plus member discounts.

On top of that, just on Sundays, you can play 18 holes of golf for Dh150 or nine holes for Dh99 inclusive of VAT which includes free access to the pool.

ADCGC’s previous summer promotions have been hugely popular and Dave Taylor, head PGA professional at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, is confident 2018 will be no different.

“We hope to offer everyone a place to escape the heat, enjoy an active past time and an activity that doesn’t involve going to the mall. There is no better time to take advantage of our shaded driving range, air conditioned swing room and discount prices,” he said.

“Every year this has been a very popular promotion for us with lots of golfers taking advantage of the offers at the academy, on the golf course and membership benefits.”

He added: “For the first time our promotion this year includes unlimited use of the driving range and includes green fees to allow golfers to play the course. This means all golfers, whether experienced or first time golfers, can learn, improve and play their best golf ever through the summer months all ready for the perfect Abu Dhabi golf season that starts at the end of September. As the only fully covered driving range in Abu Dhabi, there is no better place to practice in the shade, or in our air conditioned swing room.

And Taylor insists there’s plenty of reasons on why people should sign up.

“With fantastic discounts and lots of additional benefits there is no better time to start golf or improve your golf. Our expert team of welcoming and supportive PGA teaching professionals will help you with all your needs and show you why we are Abu Dhabi’s favourite golf academy.”

What: Summer Promotions

Where: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

When: Ongoing until September 15

Contact: For more information, email [email protected] or phone 02 445 9600

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With their camps and classes, the ICC Academy has you covered this summer

David Cooper 14/07/2018
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For any youngster wanting to learn the basics of cricket or enhance their skills this summer, then look no further than the ICC Academy.

The Dubai-based venue is the place to be for kids with lots of activities, coaching sessions and camps available for children of all ages.

The Babyshop cricket camp returns on July 29 giving children between 7 and 10 the opportunity to develop their confidence and learn the basics of the game.

They will learn batting and fielding skills as well as playing fun cricket theme games every day. On top of that, there are also daily prizes to win as part of their fun competitions and giveaways.

Classes run from 09:00 to 12:00 and costs Dh650 per week or Dh130 per day plus VAT. The camp is held 29 July – 2 August, 5 to 9 August and 19 to 23 August.

For young cricketers, who have playing experience under their belt, can sign up for the ICC Academy’s development course.

Overseen by specialist Level 3 coaches, the course will focus on improving batting and bowling techniques while also fine-tuning their fielding skills. The course, which costs Dh350 for two sessions plus VAT, will run from July 29 to 31 and August 7-9 between 14:00 to 16:00.

For the first time, ICC Academy will also be hosting My Sports Academy Summer Camp where children will be able to enjoy a variety of activities including the sports zone, the splash zone, the creative zone, the imagination zone and game zone.

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It will include football, dodgeball, basketball, crafts, imagination and games. There will also be Babyshop entertainers on hand putting on kids activities and entertainment including puppet shows and magic. Those wanting to spend the full day at the ICC Academy can also enjoy a special cricket coaching session which will commence after the multi-sport camp.

Already under way, the camp has been a big success and kids can see why it’s highly rated with it running from 22-26 July, 12-16 August and 26-30 August. The multi-activity camp will be held from 09:00 to 14:00 while the cricket add-on is from 14:00 to 16:00.

In what will be a busy summer, Will Kitchen, general manager at ICC Academy, believes there are many positives on why parents should enroll their children.

“Our summer cricket programmes have always been popular,” he said. “The opportunity for children to come to ICC and take advantage of our indoor facility has always been compelling.  This year, we have adopted a different approach to the camps having listened to what parents and players have told us.

“Junior visitors to ICC Academy will see that we have a number of different offerings to suit a broader audience and to ensure we provide young people with a broad, high quality experience.”

What: Camps and courses

Where: ICC Academy, Dubai

When: Various dates

Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.iccacademy.net or www.mysportsacademydubai.com.

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Get into the swing of things with The Peter Cowen Academy's brand new golf package

Denzil Pinto 13/07/2018
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Teeing off: The package is available until August 31

The temperature might be rising but newbies can pick up the game and develop their skills this summer at The Peter Cowen Academy at Emirates Golf Club.

Their new package is suitable for beginners who want to learn the basics and enhance their knowledge in a sport that is widely played in the UAE.

Priced at Dh345 per person, the programme is divided into three 45-minute sessions inclusive of an introduction, short game, long game, putting and on-course play. Each class will cover the fundamentals of the game as well as other areas like golf swing mechanics, body motion, ball striking and the art of the short game.

On top of that, you don’t need to purchase your own clubs with all guests receiving complimentary equipment hire and practice balls to use over the week.

The package was only launched this year but Stephen Deane, head golf professional at Emirates Golf Club, says there’s already been strong interest so far.

The package is brand new, however we have received a lot of interest from residents looking to get into the game of golf,” he said. “Our previously launched “Learn Golf in a Week package” was extremely successful and gained tremendous attraction at the club.”

Deane believes there’s many positives on why people should take advantage of this offer.

“The package provides a great introduction to the game of golf, it enables participants to get an introduction to the game,” he said.

“The package offers good value for money with all equipment  provided, allowing aspiring golfers to get a taste of the game.  Many of the participants from the Learn Golf in a Week package have gone on to take further lessons and progress to playing on initially the Par 3 course and then 18 hole golf courses.

“Spread across the course of a week, golf enthusiasts will receive three 45-minute sessions, led by qualified professionals at the Peter Cowen Academy.

“With a maximum group size of 10, the guests are ensured a supportive and quality training programme. As the lessons are conducted in a group setting, it is a great thing to do with friends in a friendly atmosphere.”

What: AED345 Package

Where: The Peter Cowen Academy at Emirates Golf Club

When: On-going

Contact: For more information, contact 04 417 9845 or email [email protected]

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