Highly acclaimed designer Kyle Phillips has crafted a challenging links-style course alongside a broad seawater lagoon, which connects directly into the Arabian Gulf. The course features nine seashore greens, as the two nine-hole loops weave their way through the undulating sand hills.
The man-made Yas Island is fast becoming one of Abu Dhabi's most visited leisure, shopping and entertainment centres. In addition to the Yas Links golf course, the island is home to Ferrari World theme park, Yas Waterworld water park, Yas Marina motor racing circuit, Warner Brothers theme park, Yas Plaza shopping centre and numerous cafes and restaurants.
Our Tournaments section contains a wealth of detail about the top golf tournaments played through the years … from 1860 onward. Results from all the Majors, the main international tours, team matches and top amateur championships are all here.
Our Who’s Who section profiles the top professional and amateur players through history. Also included are the world’s most renowned golf course designers, as well as notable others who have contributed significantly to the game.
Our golf dictionary covers the main terms used in golf. The first step in demystifying the game is to understand the language and terminology that golfers commonly use.
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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