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A Guide to golf holidays in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is arguably one of the best-kept secrets in the golf holiday world. Most don’t realise how accessible it is from across the UK with flights either direct into Abu Dhabi or into neighbouring Emirate, Dubai which is only just over one hour transfer away.

Unlike the sprawling metropolis of Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a much more natural landscape made up of interconnected islands and the mainland itself which is home to the main city of Abu Dhabi.

Yas Island Golf Holidays

Yas Island Golf Holidays - Yas Links Course

Yas Island is known as the nightlife and 'fun' island because it is home to Ferrari World, Warner Bros studios, the formula 1 track and the buzzing Yas marina which is full of restaurants and bars.

Recommended accommodation on Yas Island:

W Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Crown Plaza Yas Island

Saadiyat Island Golf Holidays

Saadiyat Island Golf Club

Saadiyat Island is known as the cultural hub of Abu Dhabi. With stunning all-natural powder white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Saadiyat has the best beaches in Abu Dhabi. When not on the beach or the golf course, you can check out the various art gallery installations including the unmissable Le Louvre Abu Dhabi. The Guggenheim is planned to open in 2026.

Top Hotels on Saadiyat Island:

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
St Regis Saadiyat Island
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Mainland

Abu Dhabi - Cornich walkway and beach

On the mainland, we highly recommend a visit to the downtown area where a walk around The Corniche, an 8km walkway with restaurants, shops and a beach, is a great way to see the best of the city. Make an appointment at the 7-star Emirates Palace and indulge yourself in a golden cappuccino for something a bit different! 

Recommended accommodation on Abu Dhabi mainland:

VOGO Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa  

Golf in Abu Dhabi

Golf wise, Abu Dhabi stands apart with three true championship golf courses and like the islands, they are all very distinct in personality and style:

Yas Links Golf Course

A Kyle Philips masterpiece and host of the DP World Tour, Yas Links is a stunning golf course that tests you at every turn. Bring the camera and a few golf balls. The clubhouse is hacienda style and has a friendly club feel about it too. An unbelievable golfing experience.

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Abu Dhabi National Golf Club

Remember the Falcon Clubhouse? This is the home of Abu Dhabi National. Home to the HSBC Championship for many years, it is a very enjoyable golfing experience. We highly recommend playing the 9-hole night golf course too for something different if looking to avoid playing in the heat of the day.

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Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

A truly fantastic setup with the roaming gazelle across the golf course a mainstay at any time of day. With sand everywhere, accuracy is key but most of the sand isn’t too penal unless you fall foul of the mousetrap on the 10th hole. Host to many high-profile golf events including the LET, Saadiyat is great fun. 

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