Martin Kaymer, Matteo Manassero and Mark Stevenson are enthusiastic about the Arabian golfing destination Abu Dhabi. The emirate is currently one of the most popular destinations for golfers, and boasts luxurious hotels, Arabic hospitality and three unique golf courses. Of course, the world class courses are Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach and Yas Links. Modern club houses, year-round sunshine and perfectly maintained greens are among the main arguments to promote Abu Dhabi as a golfing destination.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is probably the most famous and luxurious golf club in the Middle East and provides an Arab flair feeling with its club house which is designed to model a flacon. The wings spread over the whole golf course and are also visible from the other end of the course. A highlight of the European Tour is the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Another great attraction, which is possible all year round, is golfing at night under a brightly floodlit golf course.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club designed by Gary Player runs along the dreamlike coast of the Arabian Gulf. The view is so spectacular that the integrated monitor in the cart of the championship course asks every driver to cautiously take the road and not to pay attention to the view. Three saltwater lakes, countless sand dunes and more than 60 bunkers challenge even the safest of players.
Yas links, a Kyle Phillips design is the first and only links course in the Middle East. The Par-72 championship course has been voted as one of the top ten New International Golf Courses by the American Golf Magazine, while Golf Digest has voted the course as one of the top 50 golf courses in the world.