Yas Links: "A course that will enhance both your game and your senses"
Yas Links, as the name suggests, offers something different. It might not be a classic links as we know them in Britain, but it is a pretty good modern, five-star twist on it.
"Yas Links is a very authentic links, not only because of its rumpled, all-sand base fairways, but also thanks to the Paspalum grass that runs through tees, fairways and greens, and the areas around the greens, which are rm and fast – similar features as the old fescue grass links courses of Scotland," says its designer Kyle Phillips.
Nestled on the western shores of Yas Island, billed as Abu Dhabi's Island of Entertainment, every hole here boasts fabulous views of the Arabian Gulf... with eight running right along the coastline. It is the first links-style golf course in the Middle East and benefits from being designed by Phillips, one of the world's leading golf course architects.
The eight holes set against the backdrop of the dramatic Arabian Gulf are the highlights of a course that combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf's ultimate test.
There are five different tees, so the course measures between 7,400 and 5,400 yards – so everyone can enjoy it, regardless of ability. It has been rated #46 in the world by Golf Digest and #60 in the world by Platinum Clubs of the World.
The signature holes are the two short holes on the back nine, with greens complexes nestled above the serene Arabian Gulf. The 13th measures 127 yards and the 17th 183 yards – both are spectacularly good. Shaped around an inlet in the coastline, on the 17th you must re over water and also avoid dramatic blow-out dune bunkers surrounding the green. Coastal breezes make this proposition even more tricky...
Popular nearby attractions include, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Yas Mall, and Yas Marina Circuit, home to the F1 Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – plus Warner Bros World, due to open in Summer 2018, offering fun for all the family. There are seven fantastic hotels, ranging from three- to five-star, all within short walking distance from the course and Yas Island's key attractions. There is complimentary shuttle service available for all hotel guests.
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