Abu Dhabi is a dessert but it also has 3 championship golf courses. Just a 20 minute drive from the capital, the courses are all different from each other. Looking for something with a view to swing over, the one adjoining the spectacular coastline might be the one for you. If you prefer parkland they’ve got the ideal setting. You can try the urban centre or the unique sand course or may be the longest- hole on a country facility at the Oasis City heritage heartland where every experience promises to be a hole in one.
The Abu Dhabi Golf Club has 27 holes that include an 18-hole national course. With beautiful lush greenery, the golf course is not just visually appealing but also has the best facility spanning over 7,600 yards. It is also equipped with flood lit facilities. The 9-hole garden course is ideal for a quiet and relaxed game in the night. It is also ranked among the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses.
A different experience not in terms of standard but in terms of the golf course itself is the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Also stretching over 7,000 yards the view is absolutely breathtaking. The 5th hole commonly referred to as dolphin view is renowned not only for the beauty it offers but also because it is one of the most feared holes. Arabian Oasis is the 17th hole and requires very accurate playing. Saadiyat Island is environmentally protected and the surrounding will definitely relax you.
Sand golfing can be played at the Al Ghazal Golf Club. It also has an archaeological site on the right hand side of the fairway making it definitely a unique experience. As an unofficial reserve the wildlife here is remarkable. So if you’ve got to look for you ball amidst 5,000 year old pottery shards, even older flint head or maneuver amidst hares and hedgehogs to get your position right, well it’s all in the game.
Manu UAE hotels offer golf packages. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East has hotels across the UAE allowing you to find the perfect accommodation close to your favourite golfing course. It is a well renowned chain of Middle East hotels.
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