PO Box 51234,
Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending on how hot the day is).
Above distances are for the National Championship course. Also at Abu Dhabi GC is the 9-hole Garden course (par-36; 3043 yards from back tees; floodlit for evening golf). This pleasant nine-hole layout is played around several good-sized water hazards that are home to a wonderful variety of birdlife.
10 km W of Abu Dhabi Intl Airport.
Approx 10 km west of Abu Dhabi International airport, just off the E10 and close to the causeway that leads to Abu Dhabi city centre. Well sign-posted from the airport and city.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club is home to a superb championship layout (aka the National Championship course), which provides a regular stop on the European Tour's early-season "Desert Swing". But rather than something hewn from the Middle Eastern desert, the course itself resonates more closely with a top-quality parkland layout in the Spanish/Portuguese tradition. Within the tree-lined perimeter, it's often hard to imagine you are playing a desert course.
The overall presentation of Abu Dhabi's legendary course and all its accompanying facilities is top-notch. An excellent array of (not overly penal) water hazards, terrific bunkering and fabulous greens provide all the characteristics you'd expect from a top quality European Tour venue.
Nicely rolling fairways are bordered by quite generous amounts of lush, grassy semi-rough ... there isn't really any deep rough to worry about. Beyond that the sandy waste areas are adorned with all manner of small trees, palms and flowering shrubs - more in keeping with a spacious parkland course than with the open feel of, say, an Arizona desert course ( ... and you'll not find any cacti here!).
Each hole at Abu Dhabi Golf Club has been wonderfully crafted by Peter Harradine, ensuring your round is full of challenge and interest. You'll also get regular glimpses of the spectacular "swooping falcon" clubhouse. Without doubt, one of the golfing jewels in the Emirates crown.
Stay & Play at Abu Dhabi Golf Club (Westin Resort & Spa): luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Non-metal spike facility.
Abu Dhabi's National Championship course is the regular host venue for the European Tour's prestigious Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Over the years, the tournament has counted Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey amongst its winners (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Abu Dhabi).
The golf course and facilities are managed and operated by Troon Golf, a world leader in the management of upscale golf courses.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 7th best course in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, 126797 UAE.
+971 (0)2 616 9999Visit website
The 172-guestroom Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is the heart of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, alongside the famous "eagle" clubhouse. From this luxury hotel, a short drive takes you to the premier attractions in Abu Dhabi such as the Yas Island Circuit, Ferrari World, grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the other golf courses in the emirate.
Yas Links; Al Ghazal; Saadiyat Beach (31 km).
PO Box 38616, Channel Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
+971 (0)2 508 0555Visit website
A wonderful resort hotel right next to the sea and 10 km from Abu Dhabi International airport. Part of the Danat Group of Hotels and a member of the Preferred group of independently owned luxury hotels.
Abu Dhabi GC by Sheraton; Al Ghazal
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