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Saadiyat Beach Golf Club; Tee off surrounded by the idyllic Arabian Gulf

The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, in Abu Dhabi, is the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront golf course. With its course designed by Gary Player, it is known to be ‘one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects’. Away from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis of Abu Dhabi, the golf course uses the natural beauty of the area of Saadiyat, and the spectacular view of the Arabian Gulf’s blue waters and white sandy beaches. In the vicinity of the golf club, there are a number of luxury hotels ; Abu Dhabi is known for its decadence and class and for a truly authentic experience, the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is recommended.

The golf course is designed with very strict eco-guidelines, and as a result the gold course boasts an array of native grass, and even a local turtle habitat. The Gulf along this beach is so well preserved there is even a chance to spot dolphins in and around the area. However because of the eco-guidelines don’t be fooled into thinking luxury has been sacrificed. With 3 salt water lakes, beach and sand dunes, even the bravest golfers will find a challenge on this Par 72 The total yardage starts at 5,290 however it can be extended up to 7,784 yards for professionals, or those looking for a challenge.

With world class amenities, a golf academy, practice facilities and breath-taking views, this golf course will definitely leave an impression and have you coming back for more. Take some time off to relax and socialize at the clubhouse with its premier restaurant, hawksbill. The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has a ‘Member for a Day’ experience, visitors can pay for a daily use of the facilities as oppose to forking out hefty membership fees and such.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.