Opened in 2010, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was the Arabian Gulf’s first beach front course. Designed by the legendary Gary Player, the course requires a testing variety of golf shots with every hole having its own unique character. The course is links-style but with a fair degree of manicuring. Lush fairways are punctuated by vast white sand waste bunkers and additional traps around the greens. (Or should that be the other way around? On some holes there seems to be more sand than grass!) As you play down by the beach, the off shore winds can blow additional sand across onto the course, adding to the hazard of missing the fairways.
The course has been designed with sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment and in compliance with strict environmental guidelines. Local wildlife, including Mountain gazelles nonchalantly stroll around the fairways and sea birds seek refuge in the water hazards. There’s also the chance to spot dolphins at play in the glistening Arabian Gulf that flanks part of the course.
Designed with amateurs and professionals in mind, the carefully positioned tee boxes ensure the total yardage starts at 5,290, although the course can be extended to a whopping 7,784 yards for pros. Three salt water lakes and restored beach and sand dunes provide majestic on-course hazards, while more than 60 bunkers force even the bravest to pause for thought. Course management is key.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club actively welcomes visitors from overseas regardless of their ability. Every golfer benefits from a ‘Member for a Day’ experience with a warm welcome from staff on arrival, personalised lockers and bag tags. If the main course is too daunting, there is a 9 hole par 3 course as well as the 18 hole course, which is perfect for beginners.
The clubhouse has a nice outdoor seating area overlooking the sea, perfect for post golf drinks or food. There is also a hotel on site.
For more information about Abu Dhabi golfing holidays and playing at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club course, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our golf holiday’s team.
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Course Information
- Holes: 18
- Par: 72
- Type: Links
- Black: 7784 yds
- Gold: 7268 yds
- Blue: 5992 yds
- Red: 5290 yds
- Pro shop
- Driving range
- Putting Green
- Club hire
- Pull trolleys
- Guest wifi
- Accommodation on site (4* and 5* hotels)