The Best Golf Courses of Abu Dhabi

Golfing has never been this cool. Golfers will definitely find golfing in Abu Dhabi a wonderful leisure activity to boot. The National Course and the Al Ghazal Sand Golf Course are standouts for your golfing experience. Try golfing in these wonderful courses!

The National Course is an excellent golfing treat for you.
This posh golfing area is in Sas Al Nakhl, a short trip from the airport and is near the city, making it one of the best golfing courses for aficionados with limited time for golfing. The golfing complex houses courses such as the 18 hole National Championship Course and Garden Course. Aside from excellent golfing rounds, the course is postcard-perfect. The place is dotted with well-groomed palms and decorative greeneries. Indeed, the golfing course is veiled with green foliage that will make you forget you’re in a desert area.

As you enjoy golfing, a placid lake and fairway sand traps to the right of the first tee will not escape your eyes as your vision gazes through the falcon-shaped ritzy clubhouse. The National Course is perfect for golfing but it’s tough, too, because of the long par 4s such as the 468-yard 5th hole, the 475-yard 14th hole, and the 454-yard 9th hole. To make golfing tougher, palms, water and sand traps serve as golfing hurdles aside from the two par 3s (the 196-yard 7th and 183-yard 12th) which will challenge your space-control ability and other golfing skills.

After executing your golfing finesse in the 18 holes, you can unwind in the clubhouse, housing dine houses, a bar with a magnificent view of the course and a conference room. Aside from golfing, you will also enjoy the services available: pool, tennis area, and relaxing baths. The ambience is classy and perfect enough for your golfing activity and needs.

The Al Ghazal Sand Golf Course
Looking for another wonderful golfing experience? Try golfing at Try Al Ghazal Golf Club, an 18-hole par 71 area that stretches in less than 7,000 yards. It is owned and managed by Abu Dhabi Airport Duty Free. This is the ultimate sand golfing experience.

You will find golfing in ‘browns’ instead of the usual ‘greens’. These ‘browns’ are made up of sand and oil. You have to follow golfing policies while playing sand golf. While golfing, spiking is prohibited to avoid scarring the surface which is often flattened out and swept clean after each game. The sand is a different golfing experience because the browns make the ball roll swiftly but stop abruptly. Once you get you used to it, your golfing experience will be enjoyable and fun. The golf course underwent many innovations over the past years and is now a hailed sand golf course in the world. Whether you are a tourist or a local, you should not miss this golfing experience. Sand golfing tournaments are held occasionally.

The club house stands out in an English design with deep-button sofas tufted with large rolled arms and classy wood floorings. It also boasts of an innovative academy to help you in your golfing skills. This academy trains players ranging from neophytes to professionals to help them develop their golfing skills and make them love golf as well.

Aside from golfing, the club also offers health club, gymnasium, baths, and playing courts. Plus the club now houses Abu Dhabi’s Football Academy.

The National Course and the Al Ghazal Golf Club are but some of Abu Dhabi’s finest stopovers for your trip when you happen to land in the area for some golfing quest or recreation. But that’s is not all because there are other equally beautiful golf courses in Abu Dhabi which could satisfy your golfing needs with the same enjoyment, thrill and satisfaction you crave for.

Playing golf in Abu Dhabi may sound incredulous, especially because a lot of people are prone to think that Abu Dhabi is a desert land where no lush greens ever grow. Interestingly, though, golf is the most popular sport in Abu Dhabi, and because it is so, Abu Dhabi has several golf courses, many of which can be considered world class.

Three of Abu Dhabi’s golf courses are PGA championship golf courses, and this already proves that golf is a sport being taken very seriously in Abu Dhabi. Many of Abu Dhabi’s golf courses are equipped with flood lights, making playing at night still possible. Nocturnal golfers and those who are unable to find time to play during the day will definitely welcome this news with a certain thrill.

A featured golf club in Abu Dhabi is the famed Abu Dhabi Golf Club, a kind of sanctuary in the middle of a desert. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is just ten minutes away from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, and offers a peaceful reprieve from the daily stresses of life. The vast green meadows are welcoming.

In this club, you can find a clubhouse that is definitely world class. The clubhouse has everything you need — tennis courts, swimming pools, sauna, spa, Jacuzzi, health centers and more. You will most definitely get star treatment at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Thus, it seems just appropriate for the Abu Dhabi Golf Club to host the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, considered as the largest sporting event in Abu Dhabi.

Another notable golf club in Abu Dhabi is the famed National Course that houses the National Championship Course and the Garden Course. You can find this at Sas Al Nakhl, which is also very near the airport and the city as well.

If you want a totally unique and exciting golf experience, you should try playing at the sandy Al Ghazal Sand Golf Course. All of 7,000 yards, you will most definitely get the experience of a lifetime.

Many of Abu Dhabi’s golf clubs have golf academies where you can learn to play golf from the pros themselves.

Considering the popularity of golf in Abu Dhabi, it is only natural if the golf courses are almost always fully booked. It is, therefore, advisable to book earlier if you intend to play golf at any of Abu Dhabi’s prime golf spots. If you are not from Abu Dhabi, you must book with your complete details in order to be confirmed.

One thing you must remember when you want to play golf in Abu Dhabi is to wear a pair of soft spikes, or at the very least shoes that are rubber-soled. You are also not to wear denims or jeans, else you will be denied entry.

As you can see, golf is not a stranger even in a desert nation like Abu Dhabi. So, if you happen to be in Abu Dhabi for some other reason, you can include playing golf in your itinerary to make your vacation complete.

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