As the course is set in the desert with a mixture of grass and sand fairways, buggys cannot be used and the course must be walked. However, caddies are usually available to carry your bag and give you limited guidance around the course.....
Although a sand course with 'browns' instead of 'greens', it has rolling grass fairways which confront the observer standing on the clubhouse veranda. Interspersed with desert terrain and vegetation, it gives a genuine 'links' feel to the impending round of golf.
With 9 of its 18 fairways now grassed and plans are afoot to grass more as finances permit, the course is regarded amongst the local golfing fraternity as a real challenge.
Maximum use has been made of the natural topography in setting out the course, added to which the prevalent land/sea breezes continue to change direction and modify playing conditions as the day progresses.
As with Links Golf, imagination and adaptation are the key to good scoring at Sharjah Wanderers, and those who play with a 'one club - one shot' approach would be advised to pop a calculator into their bag for later use.
The course is also an excellent fitness challenge - with hills and valleys to stretch the leg muscles.