Al Zorah GC is latest Middle East addition

The course will officially open in December 2015

The par-72 course is the first new venue to open in the United Arab Emirates in six years.

The Al Zorah Golf Club is the latest to be introduced in the Middle East and has started taking membership enquiries.

Designed by the Nicklaus Design Group, the par-72 course in Ajman is the first new championship venue in the United Arab Emirates to open in six years.

The course, Nicklaus Design Group's first solo design in the Middle East, is set alongside 12km of waterfront and one million square metres of mangroves.

New images of the Troon Golf-managed course have been released ahead of the planned official opening in December.

Philip Henderson, General Manager for Al Zorah GC, said: "We’re very excited to open our memberships and look forward to welcoming our guests to what is a golfing paradise set amidst a stunning natural environment.

"As shown in our brand new photography, the work the Nicklaus Design team has done on maintaining the natural beauty of the land and making it part of the course’s personality has been remarkable.

"The end result is a world-class golf course set in an extremely refined and eco-friendly environment."

The land has been deemed a Free Hold Zone by the Government of Ajman, which means it is legal to not only build on the site but live on too.

Bruce Glasco, the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Troon International Division, said: "Al Zorah Golf Club is an absolutely breathtaking setting for golf and we’re delighted to have been chosen to manage the newest and arguably one of the most distinctive courses in the Middle East.

"Troon Golf has a proven track record of delivering world-class service for golfers at top courses in the Middle East and we now look forward to helping Al Zorah Golf Club become one of the most talked about courses in the region."

Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.