off Yas Dr St,
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
18 holes. Links-style. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Sea water lagoon.
9-hole par-3 Academy Course.
5 km NW of Abu Dhabi Intl Airport.
Yas Links Golf Club is home to one of the Middle East's newest and most exciting golf courses. Highly acclaimed designer Kyle Phillips has crafted a challenging links-style course alongside a broad seawater lagoon, which connects directly into the Arabian Gulf. Also in close proximity to the course is Abu Dhabi's prestigious new Yas Marina Formula 1 race circuit. Aircraft arriving at the nearby International Airport might also get your attention.
This wonderful layout of gently undulating golf holes rides across rolling dunes that stretch two miles along the lagoon's shoreline. The course features nine seashore greens, as the two nine-hole loops weave their way through the undulating sand hills. Yas Links is peppered with 119 bunkers, defining the fairways and defending the greens. Stretching to 7,414 yards from the tips, five different tee settings ensures the course plays tough from the Championship tees, while creating an enjoyable and easier going experience for members and visitors, whatever their golfing prowess.
In addition to the 18-hole championship layout, the facilities here also include a nine-hole short course, golf academy, floodlit practice facilities and luxury clubhouse. Yas Links is part of Aldar Properties’ Yas Island development, a global leisure destination.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Non-metal spike facility.
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.
World: formerly ranked world's 91st best course (GOLF magazine, 2017; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
UAE: 2nd best course in the UAE (Golf Digest, 2020).
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).
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