Food & Entertainment

Dawn-to-Dusk Food and Fun

As well as savouring a menu of world-class golf, fans certainly didn’t go hungry while watching the best players in the game battling it out at the 2010 Dubai World Championship.

Once again, a feast of both entertainment and dining options were on hand to ensure spectators had a variety of options as the players sank their teeth into the $7.5 million tournament.

Whether guests prefered barbeque chicken or classic fish and chips, a refreshing soda or something stronger, the range of options on offer catered for the needs of all.

From 7am onwards, the Costa National Lounge served refreshments throughout the tournament, while F&B outlets around the Greg Norman-designed course offered everything from snacks and soft drinks to hot pies, jacket potatoes and full meals.

One of the most popular places to be in 2010 was the par three 17th hole.

Not only was it a great opportunity to see the players tackle the signature hole from a tee set back across a lake, it also featured a temporary version of Dubai’s popular watering hole Left Bank where the laid back lounge created its own unique swinging golfing atmosphere.

But no matter where spectators were stationed on the course, they were never far from a choice of refreshments. With innovative ideas and the creation of comfort areas, guests and spectators could choose from various locations to spend the day enjoying the golf:

  • Situated between holes 5 and 6 a relaxing chill-out area offering a variety of drinks and snacks, while providing a great view over much of the front nine. Early in the day, this was one of the best vantage points on the course
  • With a great view of two of the key holes, the spectator area between the 10th and 13th holes allowed spectators to grab a bite to eat and watch players teeing off on 10 and, a few holes later, sink their putts on 13
  • Boasting stunning views down the 650-yard, par 5 finishing hole, the Apres decked bar adjacent to the 18th green allowed guests to watch history as it happened from a fantastic vantage point.
Costa National Lounge 0700 – 1900
Bacardi Paradise Found 1100 – 1930
Amstel Light Sports Bar 1100 – 1930
Golfer’s Grill 1000 – 1930
Fish & Chips 1000 – 1930
Hot Jacket Potatoes & Hot Pies 1000 – 1930
Costa 0800 – 1930
Grab Life by the Mojitos 1100 - 1930
Picnic on the 6th 0800 – 1430
Picnic on the 13th 0930 – 1600
Left Bank 1100 – 1730
Apres 1100 – 1730
Greenall’s G&T Buggy 1100 – 1730
Bacardi Cola Buggy 1100 – 1730

For fans who prefered their golf in the sun but watched from the comfort of the Championship Village, there was a variety of outlets around a big screen showing all the action as it happened.

But if being more active was the order of the day, the Dubai World Championship complemented the battle and triumph of its world-class competition by keeping spectators and golf fans busy throughout the Championship:

  • Spectators were able to put their own golfing skills to the test with a state-of-the-art ‘Full Swing’ simulator that offered the opportunity to play selected holes of Earth as well as other championship courses from around the world
  • Those who found the simulator too challenging without a few tips were able to enjoy a free ten-minute instruction lesson from professional Emirates Golf Foundation (EFG) coaches just next door.
  • Less than a stone’s throw from the food and beverage venues, the Fitness First tent gave all those who had over indulged the opportunity to burn off a few of those extra calories and have some fun with trained fitness instructors
  • Guests were baffled by trick shot king David Edwards who performed twice a day on the Driving Range.

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