Thursday, September 24, 2020

Golf Holidays

Abu Dhabi flexes golf muscle
September 2019 2505

This year’s Abu Dhabi Golf Tourism Week welcomed decision makers from 12 countries, including USA, China and Korea, who were given full access to the plethora of top golf courses in Abu Dhabi -European Tour host venue ‘Abu Dhabi Golf Club’, the Gary Player masterpiece and LET host venue ‘Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’, and ‘Yas Links’, a world top 50 ranked course.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, fourteen time home to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, a Rolex Series event, was a favourite among the attendees, who revelled in playing a course that had been set up to accommodate some of the best players in the world, including Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson earlier this year.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, host of the Ladies European Tour’s Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, was also highly regarded due to its stunning views of the coastline and plethora of wildlife who reside on the course; including over 150 gazelles.

Reflecting on such a successful week, Clinton Norris, senior sales manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, said: “It was a pleasure to host first time guests from all over the world for our second edition of Abu Dhabi Golf Tourism Week. Our attendees have attested to the quality of the golf and leisure that is on offer at Abu Dhabi, something that we pride ourselves in. We look forward to building relationships with all of the invitees that we have hosted here and look forward to greeting their clients and their families in the future.”

The sixth annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony will be hosted at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi on the evening of October 29 this year. It will be the climax of an exclusive three-day itinerary, which will include golf at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, The Arabian Gulf's first beachfront course.

The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club harmonises breath-taking scenery with an impressive variety of golf experiences, thanks to an innovative, unique course design by world-famous golfer Gary Player. It is an 18-holes Par 72 course, with a luxurious clubhouse and golf shop, restaurant, rentals and lessons, and driving range and putting green.

Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York’s Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course.

Named the Middle East's Best Golf Hotel 2018, the property features 376 guestrooms, all with private terraces, offering panoramic views of the turquoise-blue sea, golf course, or resort gardens. Spaces range from rooms of 55 sq m with 10 sq m balconies to the Royal Suite, a 2,000 sq m duplex that features five bedrooms, a private pool and an ocean-facing terrace. Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts, and the 3,500 square-metre St. Regis Athletic Club.

Guests can pamper their palates in five restaurants and bars. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and is home to the popular Epicurean Brunch; while guests at Sontaya can sample authentic Asian delicacies within a lagoon-inspired venue.

The Manhattan Lounge is the perfect place to unwind and the The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers high tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi brings exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails along with international guest acts.

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