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Abu Dhabi Golf Courses

For those with a passion for great golf courses

Want to know where to play golf in Abu Dhabi? With year-round playing possibilities in a range of championship golf courses, sand golf courses and Links-type holes that also boast spectacular architecture, lush scenery, and luxury facilities. Abu Dhabi is an ideal destination for golf lovers who are looking to up their golf game and golf enthusiasts looking to tee off. Here are our favourites from the capital city of the United Arab Emirates:

Abu Dhabi Golf Course

Recognized as Abu Dhabi’s best golf course and one of the most luxurious golfing facilities in the Middle East, the 27-hole championship course at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club provides a panoramic view of undulating terrain sprinkled with palm trees, ornamental vegetation and seven in-land saltwater lagoons to add to its beauty. Designed by Dubai based Golf Course architect Peter Harradine, the Championship course has 18 holes of lush paspalum-grass fairways with 90 bunkers placed in strategic locations and generous landing greens. There is a 9-hole floodlit driving range for some golf action at sundown. The course gives plenty of chances to make challenging tactical shots and an enjoyable experience for those new to the game. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which is home to the annual PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, has a clubhouse with premier leisure facilities, a Golf Shop to meet all your golfing needs, and some world-class . For information on cost to play and other details, please visit http://www.adgolfclub.com/

Saadiyat Beach Golf Course

Apart from offering a relaxing and welcoming environment, Saadiyat Beach also houses the region’s first beachfront golf course – Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. The excellent golf experience is complemented by perfect views of the sea and the luxury settings of the Beach Club. Designed by South African Golf icon, Gary Player, the Links-style championship beachfront golf course is impeccably maintained with strict adherence to environmental guidelines to preserve the surrounding natural biodiversity. The golf course caters to all levels of golfers, from the novice to the pro, and boasts a beautiful layout that features 18 golf holes, three lakes and 67 bunkers that challenge players of all levels. The Club offers golfers a ‘Member for a Day' experience which allows golfers to sample the premium customer service with the concierge team on hand to take care of their clubs and equipment, and prepare them for a round of golf. For information on cost to play and other details, please visit http://www.sbgolfclub.ae/Golf.aspx

Yas Links Golf Course

Yas Island not only features the Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World and plenty of other lifestyle options, but is also home to the popular Yas Links Golf Course – the Middle East’s premier venue for golfing. Designed by world-renowned American golf course designer, Kyle Phillips, Yas Links Abu Dhabi is a Links-style golf course in the region and offers a golf experience the entire family can enjoy. Set along the Arabian Gulf coastline in the surrounds of lush mangrove forest, Yas Links is an absolute pleasure to play in, with excellent views of the Arabian Sea from every hole and a variety of golfing challenges on offer along its 112 bunkers and potholed fairways. Yas Links’ world-renowned course has won many accolades: having been named one of ‘The World’s Top City Golf Clubs’ by CNN Travel in 2014; voted as one of the Golf World’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World for 2011; ranked one of the world’s top 25 courses by Golf Digest in 2012; voted as #1 Golf Course in the Middle East by Golf Digest Middle East in 2015; and voted Best Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates in 2017 in the Golfers’ Choice Rankings. For information on cost to play and other details, please visit https://www.yaslinks.com/

Al Ghazal Golf Course

The type of golf course you are playing on should allow you to enjoy every moment of the sport, and if it is a sand golf experience that you are looking for in Abu Dhabi, Al Ghazal Golf Course is the place to be. Home to the World Sand Golf Championship, the championship golf course is set upon a nature reserve for Abu Dhabi’s wildlife and biodiversity, offering some challenging putting surfaces in the form of tumbling sand dunes and bunkers. The eco-friendly course also has a 30-bay driving range, excellent golf academy with video tuition technology, event facilities and a full service licensed clubhouse where you can wind down your sand golfing experience. For information on cost to play and other details, please visit http://www.alghazalgolf.ae/

Abu Dhabi City Golf Course

Situated in the heart of the city, the nine-hole Abu Dhabi City Course is one of the best golfing facilities for golf players of all abilities. Labelled as the ‘Amen Corner’ by golfers in the region, the Par 3, Par 5 and Par 4 trio is equivalent to 11th, 12th and the 13th the hole at the famed Augusta National Golf Club, and offers a challenging, yet compelling golfing experience. For golfers looking to enjoy the game at twilight, there is a two-tiered driving range – the first one in the UAE – with floodlit facilities for tee-time until 11pm that provides busy travellers, especially those on serious business, a unique chance to play golf. The club boasts a thrilling city golf experience with a fleet of GPS-equipped golf carts, a golf academy that offers personalized computerised Swing Studio for golf lessons, a Junior Golf Academy for young golfers aged 8 to 14, and PGA-qualified golf instructors to help you get the most out of a game. The surroundings of the golf course are so splendid that you would be easily tempted to swing a golf club or sink a putt. For information on cost to play and other details, please visit http://adcitygolf.com/golf-information/

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