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Abu Dhabi Golf Club

PO Box 51234,

Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi

  • Office

    +971 (0)2 558 8990
  • Pro shop

    +971 (0)2 558 8990
  • Fax

    +971 (0)2 558 5005
  • Golf pro

    Danny Jakubowski (AAA PGA Professional, Group Director of Instruction).
  • Academy

    The Golf Institute by Troon Golf

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (depending on how hot the day is).

  • Surroundings:

    Desert environment.

  • Designer:

    Peter Harradine

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7334
6249
5780
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
70
73

At the same location:

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.

Location

Latitude:

24.420424

Longitude:

54.526922

How to get there:

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

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2000

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.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct '19 thru April '20) on Championship course: Sun-Thur AED 835; Fri/Sat AED 1045. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: 7th best course in the UAE.

Where2Stay

  • Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa5-star

    Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, 126797 UAE.

    +971 (0)2 616 9999

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    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Abu Dhabi

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Yas Links; Al Ghazal; Saadiyat Beach (31 km).

  • Al Raha Beach Hotel5-star

    PO Box 38616, Channel Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    +971 (0)2 508 0555

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    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Abu Dhabi GC by Sheraton; Al Ghazal

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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