Played Saadiyat Beach a number of times while in the UAE. While it is a nice looking course I'm not the biggest fan of it. The fairways can get quite spongy which makes a precise strike paramount. The greens are very good, however, and I like the routing which goes towards the sea, then alongside it before turning back on itself. There are some stunning holes and vistas for sure, and also some stunning sand traps...
I would rank Saadiyat behind Abu Dhabi GC and Yas Links. I'd play it again but only after having been round the others, and I'd probably play the other two again.
You should check it out, for sure, but it's not a must for me.
Date: October 19, 2019