5 Best Golf Courses in Abu Dhabi That Every Golfer MUST Visit

Abu Dhabi is a known city around the globe not only for being the capital of the United Arab Emirates but also for its sky towers and oil and gas reserves. Other factors for which it is known, include hosting sports events and various green gardens and parks that it has successfully created on this once barren desert land. The golf courses in Abu Dhabi are some of the best in the Emirates and middle east which are open for both domestic as well as international visitors and players. These courses, with perfectly manicured grass grounds, provide the fascinating playing experience to the players. Here is the list of five MUST visit golf courses in Abu Dhabi.

1. Abu Dhabi Golf Club

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Established in the year 2000, this is one of the most fantastic golf courses you will come across in Abu Dhabi. An oasis created amidst desert spread across 162 hectares; it is a par-72 course which offers 27 championship holes of golf. Decorated with palms and ornamental trees, it has seven saltwater lakes, thus making it the perfect backdrop for a peaceful game of golf. Ten minutes distance from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and around 15 minutes from the city centre, this course is an excellent place for both domestic as well as international travellers.
Club Facilities: It has stay facility in a resort, chipping area, compact course, putting green, teaching pros, bar, restaurant, locker room, pro shop, swimming pool, power cart, trolley & golf clubs available on hire.
Timings: 6 A.M. to 11:30 P.M.
Tee Time Cost (1 Person): AED 410 – AED 600. Please note that this cost includes 18 holes, a bottle of water, shared golf cart, unlimited driving range balls, and GPS.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 48 hours before the tee time, then you will get the full amount refunded. In case, you cancel any time in less than 48 hours before the tee time or don’t show up, there will be no refund.
Location: P.O. Box 51234, Khalifa City A

2. Yas Links

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Designed by Kylie Philips, this golf course was established in the year 2010. This par-72 golf course has paspalum grass type and 18 holes. Spread across 7414 yards, this golf course in Abu Dhabi offers a natural atmosphere comprising of land, water, and different plant species. 
Club Facilities: It has a driving range, chipping area, putting green, compact course, teaching pros, bar, restaurant, locker room, conference room, pro shop, power cart, swimming pool, golf clubs and pull carts for hire, and Wi-Fi.
Timings: 24 Hours
Pricing: Tee Time Cost (1 Person):  AED 250 – AED 525. This cost includes 18 holes and two-tee start.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 48 hours before the tee time, then you will get the full amount refunded. In case, you cancel any time in less than 48 hours before the tee time or don’t show up, there will be no refund.
Location: Yas Island

3. Yas Links (Academy Course)

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Spread across 1136 yards, this par-3 academy course has nine holes ranging between 83 and 185 yards. This place offers beginners as well as the experienced golfers an opportunity to hone their skills further. This golf course in Abu Dhabi is fully floodlit at night opening doors for night golf.
Club Facilities: It has a driving range, chipping area, putting green, compact course, teaching pros, bar, restaurant, locker room, conference room, pro shop, power cart, swimming pool, golf clubs and pull carts for hire, and Wi-Fi.
Timings: 7 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Tee Time Cost (1 Person): AED 65 to AED 158. The cost includes 9 or 18 holes as per selection along with the pre-round practice, golf course under renovation, and a bottle of water.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 48 hours before the tee time, then you will get the full amount refunded. In case, you cancel any time in less than 48 hours before the tee time or don’t show up, there will be no refund.
Location: Yas Island

4. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

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Designed by Gary Player, this golf course in Abu Dhabi opened in the year 2010. Spread across 7806 yards, this club has a par-72 golf course with Bermuda grass type and 18 holes. Created as per strict environment protection guidelines, it provides the players and its visitors breath-taking surrounding comprising of lush green grounds, beach, and wildlife including animals such as dolphins, mountain gazelles, and hawksbill turtles. Known for providing an unparalleled experience, this golf course has been awarded several times as the best golf course under different categories.
Club Facilities: This club has a driving range, chipping area, putting green, teaching pros, bar, restaurant, pro shop, locker room, buggy, trolley and golf clubs for hire.
Timings: 7 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Tee Time Cost (1 Person): AED 410 – AED 650. This cost includes 18 holes, a bottle of water, shared golf cart, unlimited driving range balls, and GPS.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 48 hours before the tee time, then you will get the full amount refunded. In case, you cancel any time in less than 48 hours before the tee time or don’t show up, there will be no refund.
Location: Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E 12 Road) 

5. Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

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Established in the year 1976, this golf course in Abu Dhabi has been designed by Ian Scott Taylor. Spread across 3199 yards with Bermuda grass type, this par-35 golf course has nine holes. It is facilitated to offer tee time even at night and is, therefore, best suited for business travellers and domestic enthusiasts.
Club Facilities: It has a restaurant, bar, locker room, swimming pool, driving range, chipping area, putting green, teaching pros, power cart, and golf clubs for hire. It also has a night golf facility and a health club.
Timings: 5:30 A.M. to 12 A.M.
Tee Time Cost (1 Person): AED 99 to AED 225. The cost includes 9 or 18 holes as per selection along with a bottle of water, shared golf cart, GPS, and golf course under renovation.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 24 hours before the tee time, then you will get the full amount refunded. In case, you cancel any time in less than 24 hours before the tee time or don’t show up, there will be no refund.
Location: PO Box 33303, 19th Street, Al Mushrif Area
These are the five best golf courses in Abu Dhabi. Be ready to have a memorable experience playing at these courses which are unique in their ways. This little humanmade oasis amidst desert will provide you with the unique experience of playing golf being surrounded by nature in the most extreme form.

This post was published by Isha Jain

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