Where to play golf in Abu Dhabi: Championship courses to visit

WT Writer
Mar 4, 2020

There’s no shortage of championship courses in Abu Dhabi, so get set for a great golfing holiday  

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Designed by Kyle Phillips, Yas Links Abu Dhabi sits between the sparkling azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and the ultra-modern Yas Marina Circuit on entertainment hub Yas Island, so no matter what hole you’re playing, a spectacular view is guaranteed.

The slick greens and deep-pot bunkers challenge golf purists to bring their A-game, while the stylish clubhouse invites you for a post-game celebratory dinner. 

Al Ghazal Golf Club

Located near Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ghazal Golf Club puts a fresh spin on the sport by swapping green fairways for smooth brown stretches of sand. The challenging all-sand 18-hole course will liven up your game with its fair share of tricky holes. What makes it an extra special experience, however, is the fact that you’re teeing off around an archaeological site, which was once where the land met the sea.  

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

If you like to practice your swing surrounded by nature’s bounty, then Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is the one for you. The captivating 18-hole championship course, designed by golfing legend Gary Player, features three saltwater lakes and more than 60 white-sand bunkers that put all skill levels to the test. Frolicking dolphins are regularly spotted offshore, while native gazelles graze beside the greens.