Set against the backdrop of the majestic Hajar Mountains in Ras Al Khaimah, the Tower Links Golf Club opened its doors in May 2004 with the floodlit back nine and Golf Academy. In January 2005, both the front nine and the Clubhouse were also operational.
Tower Links Golf Club is a challenging 18 hole, par 72 golf course. The club possesses an outstanding range of facilities enabling golfers to improve their standard of play. The back nine holes and practice facilities are fully floodlit for night play.
The course is 7,200 yards in length with four tees: Championship, men, seniors and ladies, therefore providing tee-off opportunities for all standards of play.
The openness of much of this layout, with rippling fairways, deep bunkering and large roller-coaster greens certainly resonates with a links style layout. You will also find yourself golfing right alongside a vast mangrove swamp.
The combination of many swamp lined holes and others with large sandy waste areas will demand a good measure of accuracy from the tee, not least on the shorter, tighter and at times more technically demanding back-nine.
Among its many challenging holes, several swamp and water carries are required to reach the safety of either fairway or green. The second-shot carry over the mangroves at the par-4 9th is memorable, so too the water carry at the excellent par-5 18th.
A busy road separates three holes from the rest of the course and creates a bit of traffic noise on parts of the front nine. However, nothing should unduly interfere with your enjoyment of the mountain and mangrove scenery, and your golfing senses being fully immersed in this excellent golf course.
Tower Links now possesses an active Golf and Social Membership whilst also catering for the demand of Golfers from the surrounding Emirates as well as the growing International tourists.
The clubhouse exterior design is based on a ‘Watchtower’ reflecting the rich history of the emirate and bringing to Ras Al Khaimah a landmark building.
This remarkable clubhouse also brings to RAK the Cleopatra Spa, which is dedicated to delivering a spa experience that is both tranquil and professional and a fully equipped gymnasium. What better way to relax from a hard round of golf or the tensions of the day. For more details and location, please visit the club’s website – www.towerlinks.com