Host venue to the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, has been awarded Best Course in the Middle East at the coveted Asia Pacific Golf Summit.
The club also finished 2nd runner-up for Best Championship Course in Asia Pacific. Meanwhile Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, another was named 1st runner-up for Best Pro Shop in Asia Pacific, capping off a memorable night for two of Abu Dhabi’s flagship properties.
Group General Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Chris Card said: “Winning Best Course in the Middle East is a fantastic achievement against such strong competition and is testament to the team’s commitment to maintain Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s reputation as one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the Middle East.
Across the board, the three awards speak to Abu Dhabi’s pledge to grow tourism in the region through world-class leisure facilities, and we are delighted to receive the recognition.”
The latest accolades are an addition to an impressive tally of awards garnered by the unrivalled golf resorts, including Abu Dhabi Golf Club heralded as Middle East Golfer’s Best Improved Facility award 2011 and Golf Journal Travel Award’s Newcomer Destination of the Year 2011.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s facilities were significantly enhanced last year with the opening of the luxurious Westin Abu Dhabi Golf & Spa Resort. The hotel sits proudly alongside the famous Falcon Clubhouse and offers guests a unique experience of being able to walk straight from the hotel just yards from the first tee, practise facilities and clubhouse.
Recent stay and play packages have caught the imagination of golfers across the globe, represented by the increased number of inbound travellers to the venue.
In addition, the Gary Player designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has become one of the world’s most captivating golf experiences. Sublime scenery, unrivalled hospitality and exceptional facilities make the golf course a must-visit destination and with the inclusion of the all new St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, the experience for onsite guests is truly luxurious.
Both venues are ideally positioned for domestic and international guests with outstanding accommodation options on site. The Troon managed properties combine quality course conditioning, matchless facilities and first-class hospitality throughout, making them the ideal option for a diverse group of visitors.