JORDAN Smith has brought the house down in his maiden season on the European Tour and the Derry Hill man is hoping to end a stellar campaign with a flourish in Dubai this week.

Smith, who turned 25 last week, revealed he has bought a home in Corsham which he will begin the process of moving into after this week’s DP World Tour Championship, the event that concludes the 2018 Tour schedule - “a little treat’’ to himself after a dream first 12 months among Europe’s best golfers.

With more than €1.2 million banked from his 30 tournaments played, seven top-20 finishes including ninth at the US PGA Championship - his first major - as well as a first top-flight title at July’s European Open in Germany, the Wiltshire man has every right to look back on the year with great satisfaction.

But Smith (pictured) was targeting another top-drawer performance at the Jumeirah Golf Estates event in the United Arab Emirates, starting today, as the top 60 on the tour’s Race To Dubai standings battled it out to be one of the top 10 ranked players sharing a $5million Race to Dubai bonus pool.

Smith, due to tee off with Japan’s Hideto Tanihara this morning, said: “I’ll just go out and enjoy myself. It’s my first time here and I’ll enjoy the experience.’’

The Bowood man was forced to withdraw from last week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge after two rounds, laid low by a severe bout of tonsillitis, and added: “I played Thursday and Friday but it was probably a blessing that I didn’t play the weekend. It would have just made things worse for this week.’’

Smith will put the clubs away competitively until mid-January, while sitting down with his back-up team, including Bowood coach Simon Shanks, to plot his 2018 schedule.

“I’ve gone from strength to strength,’’ added the former Walker Cup man, who plans to return for the SA Open or Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in mid-January.

“It’s been one hell of a year. It will be nice to have a few weeks off after this and then get ready for the new season.

“I’ve just bought a house so I’ll be moving into that when I get back and then there will be a little holiday and I’ll just be chilling over Christmas and new year.

“We’ve got a big team meeting when we get back to assess what we need to improve and what’s been going well this year.

“If I get them into my schedule the season will be based around the WGC events and majors and the Rolex Series, plus a few events in between. I think I’m on the fringes of them so we’ll see what happens and go from there.’’