Golfers Experience Saadiyat ‘at the double’

On the second leg of the WWG Abu Dhabi Double 4, golfers descended upon the Arabian Gulf’s first and only ocean course – Saadiyat Beach Golf Club last weekend.

Having been tested by the Yas Links course the day before, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s 7,806 yards were sure to provide a totally different ball game (pun intended). And they did!  

As usual, the course was in pristine condition and virtually ‘European Tour’ standard according to some recent visitors in the know. The weather conditions were great making it a good test from tee 1.

The winner of the Individual Stableford was Gary Maxwell and overall gross champion was Alan Main. On course competitions were won by Ian Wilkinson with the longest drive on the 9th (Native Decisions) and Ian Scott was nearest the pin on the 17th (Arabian Oasis).

Sponsored by Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Hertz Car Rental, Worldwide Golf and Yas Links, the event was a great success with prize giving being followed by a BBQ. 

About Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, with its Gary Player designed course, is one of the world’s most uniquely captivating golfing projects. As the Arabian Gulf’s first and only ocean course, it features several beach-front holes, in a course that weaves in and out of nine soon to open five-star hotels lining the beach. About one-third of the course commands spectacular views of the Gulf’s glittering, crystal waters fringed by pristine white sands.

The imaginative golf course routing provides a spectacular variety of golf experiences, with every hole having its own unique character. From the creation of an aquatic habitat, to the introduction of salt-water lagoons and restoration of the beach and sand dunes, the course has been designed with strict environmentally guidelines and sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment.

As the social and recreational heart of Saadiyat Beach District, the club provides world-class amenities such as the golf academy, practice facilities and an iconic clubhouse with breathtaking views of the immaculate white sandy beach - all to create an "unparalleled" golf experience.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), an independent company of which Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) is the sole shareholder.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, the world’s largest golf management company which oversees operations at properties located in 26 countries worldwide. Troon Golf managed courses include Abu Dhabi Golf Club, UAE; The Grove, London, and, Turnberry Resort, Scotland.

For further information please contact:

Lil Strika
Director of Marketing, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
+971 50 445 6958,

Priyam Bhargava
Account Executive, MCS/Action
+971 50 542 8715,