Yas Links in Abu Dhabi is the first, and currently the last links golf course in the Middle East. In 2017 it was chosen as the best golf course in the UAE, taking the first place in Golfers 'Choice rating based on the reviews of 350 thousand golf players, and earned 8.67 from 10 points. The golf course is located on the hills to the west of Yas Island and has its own access to the shoreline, which makes this golf course even the most picturesque one.
Course for the professionals from all around the world
Yas Links golf course was designed by famous Kyle Philips, who is famous for his incredible designer solutions for complex landscapes. As a result, we can enjoy a location with astonishing landscape and unique panoramas. From any point of the golf course, one can see splendid mangroves and the shoreline of the Persian Gulf. By the way, all 8 holes are located almost on the shoreline. Such astonishing landscape is more typical for Scotland, where the gold as created many years ago.
Yas Links covers the area of 6812 square meters and offers plain lawns alternated with sand holes and even bushes. All these features make the game more complex and entertaining, which will be appreciated by the most professional players from all over the world. This high-class field has 18 holes for 72 pairs.
As a confirmation, Yas Links golf course was highly evaluated by the best players from all over the world and sports organizations. Numerous international events are held here on the permanent basis. For example, in January this golf course holds HSBC gold championship organized by the European Golf Association. The most powerful golfers from all over the world come here to show their skills and confirm their status. The permanent members of the club and guests can enjoy splendid games and discover important secrets of the golf.
Yas Links in Abu Dhabi is the only one links golf course in the Middle East. In 2017 it was chosen as the best golf course in the UAE, taking the first place in Golfers 'Choice rating based on the reviews of 350 thousand golf players.
Yas Links Golf Academy
Not only experienced players are able to enjoy memorable golf in Yas Links. This place is also great for the beginners. The golf course offers a separate field with 9 holes and 3 pairs for training or short games. There are 6 small playgrounds for practicing, and 2 studios for swing training. All the grounds are equipped with artificial lighting, thus golfers are able to play throughout the day.
The Academy of Golf is a real gem of this venue. It became incredibly popular due to the incredible professionalism of local coaches. Golf players are able to improve their skills here. Newbies can understand the basics of the game, or take a comprehensive studying program. The academy also offers special programs for kids and youth. Academy offers an individual, as well as group classes.
Footgolf and other attractions
Yas Links is a great place to practice new sports called footgolf. It appeared around 10 years ago and combined the basics of both football and golf. The idea of footgolf is to go through the course, reaching all the holes with the minimum number of strikes.
The first international competition in footgolf took place in the Netherlands in 2009. Currently, championships are also held in Yas Links in Dubai. One needs to come here in February in order to enjoy this spectacular event.
Furthermore, the golf club offers cricket and tennis courts, as well as a spacious clubhouse with Barranca and Hickory’s restaurants, and a sports bar with the same name. Barranca is located almost on the shoreline of the Persian Gulf offering incredible views over the sea and astonishing skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi. The restaurant is decorated in the Mediterranean style and offers traditional dishes from the local cuisine.
Address: Yas Links gold club, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the UAA
Working hours: 6:00-23:00
Dress code: golf garment or business style (no jeans or sports costumes allowed)