Saadiyat Beach - United Arab Emirates

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club,
P.O Box 51545,
Saadiyat Island,
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates


  • +971 2 557 8000

  • Francisco Lancastre

  • Gary Player

  • Danny Jakubowski


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Opened in March 2010, the Gary Player-designed course at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is billed as the Persian Gulf’s first ocean course. Located at Saadiyat Island (ten kilometres to the north east of Abu Dhabi city centre) and routed along the azure coastline of the Arabian Gulf, Saadiyat Beach is set to become one of the Middle East’s most talked about courses.

The course routing weaves in and out of numerous five-star hotels that line the beachfront and six holes feature panoramic Gulf views. A saltwater lagoon, links-like sand dunes, lakes and strategic bunkering combine to make an eclectic golfing experience. The course is spread out across a site that extends to more than 300 acres, so there’s a genuine feeling of space at Saadiyat Beach despite the close proximity of its five-star neighbours.

Saadiyat Beach measures a whopping 7,806 yards from the tips, but with five tee positions, the course is enjoyable for all playing abilities. The pros certainly put the course to the test each year when the Gary Player-hosted Saadiyat Beach Classic comes to town. The charity event draws a strong field of top pros and the funds raised are channelled into numerous worthy causes.

Dubai may well have more golfing history, but Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi Golf Club's National course and Yas Links combine to make the emerging Abu Dhabi an Arabian golfing destination par excellence.
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Description: Opened in March 2010, the Gary Player-designed course at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is billed as the Persian Gulf’s first ocean course. Rating: 5 out of 6

This is a truly excellent course in every regard. The holes are stunningly created and feature expert sculpting / topography changes but also present a plethora of options regarding course management. The 6th hole has been described as having the best view in the whole of golf and when you look down the hole and onwards to the aqua blue sea it is hard to argue with that point of view. There really are no bad points about this course and the 18th hole is a stunning hole like no other I have ever played. There is even the delightful touch of soothing music being played from speakers in the palm trees on the practise range / green. This is the best course in Abu Dhabi and perhaps even UAE.
March 17, 2015


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There are some highlights along the Gulf shores on the back nine. Saadiyat Beach Golf Course - photo by reviewerA number of the greens complexes have some interesting runoff areas which makes chipping a premium around here. If there is wind, having the ball funnel off is a very common occurence. One slight downside is that many of the holes have a "resort-ish" feel to them, something I have seen with a number of other Gary Player designs. But, the bottom line is that it is a fun course to play and probably the best beach location in all of Abu Dhabi.
December 22, 2011


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