Playing a round or more of golf at a beachside golf course offers a fascinating fusion of relaxation and recreation. The soothing sound of waves cr
Playing a round or more of golf at a beachside golf course offers a fascinating fusion of relaxation and recreation.
The soothing sound of waves crashing against the shore creates a serene backdrop, helping you focus and get into the rhythm of each swing. The salty breeze adds a refreshing dimension to each play, invigorating your body and mind.
The panoramic ocean views framed by lush greenery infuse the scenery with a unique sense of tranquillity, making each shot a memorable experience.
You can play a great game of golf while experiencing all these at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.
Enjoy Beachside Golf at Saadiyat
Located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is the first ever beachfront course in the Arabian Gulf.
Designed by Gary Player, one of the greatest professional golfers of all time and a well-known golf course designer with over 400 projects to his name, the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is a 72-par golf course that lies along the beautiful shore of the Arabian Gulf.
The existing natural saltwater lakes and dunes have been integrated into its design. Its on-course hazards include over 60 bunkers, a restored beach and white sand. The area is also teeming with fascinating animals, with gazelles, dolphins and other avian and sea wildlife as your potential spectators.
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was designed with amateurs and professional golfers in mind. It features carefully positioned tee boxes that ensure the total yardage starts at 5,290. However, the golf course can be extended to a more expansive 7,784 yards for pros.
Amenities, Features and Services
Below are some of the facilities and other offerings you can enjoy at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club:
1. Golf Club Membership
If you’re an avid golfer, you can enjoy several perks by joining the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Membership options include:
- 14-month full golf membership
- 14-month weekday golf membership
- Young professional membership
- Corporate memberships
Whether you are an individual or part of a group membership, you can have access to the golf club, lockers and world-class service of the onsite staff through these programmes.
2. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Academy
If you want to hone your golfing skills or support your little one’s dreams of becoming the next Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Miyu Yamashita or Nelly Korda, sign them up for the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Academy.
The academy boasts PGA professionals who can coach golfers of various experience levels. Their training programmes consist of customised lessons to ensure the learner masters the basics and hones their golfing skills.
Each lesson package includes fitness checks and video analyses of the golfer’s games to ensure they receive an effective personalised golf coaching programme.
3. Golf Events
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club hosts several professional tournaments, including the Gary Player Invitational, Abu Dhabi Challenge and Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship.
Whether you’re participating in these events or watching them, you’ll be part of some of the most highly anticipated golf tours in the country.
You can also host corporate or charity-sponsored golf tournaments at the club. Their team will be ready to help you organise any event you have in mind.
4. Hawksbill Restaurant
The golf club’s onsite dining spot, Hawksbill Restaurant, is the best place to unwind and indulge in tasty food and beverages after playing a round on the greens.
The restaurant has indoor and outdoor spaces that offer a stylish and relaxing dining setting with fantastic views of the Arabian Gulf and golf course.
Their menu includes burgers, pizzas, steaks, vegan options, breakfast specials and a variety of beverages and desserts.
Aside from the Hawksbill Restaurant, the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club boasts other facilities that will elevate your stay here.
The clubhouse has a well-stocked pro shop with helpful and attentive staff. The golf shop features well-known sporting brands, including Peter Millar, FootJoy and J Lindberg. They sell golf bags, clubs, gloves, hats and other accessories.
The lockers are also located at the clubhouse.
6. Other Events
The different amenities at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club make it the perfect venue for a variety of events. These include corporate and team-building events, social gatherings and celebrations.
You can host these events at the Hawksbill Restaurant or in front of the expansive front lawn.
Beaches on Saadiyat Island
Aside from the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island is home to three beaches that allow you to enjoy sun, sand and sea on your visit here.
Saadiyat Beach Club
Saadiyat Island is home to the best beach in Abu Dhabi, which you can find at the Saadiyat Beach Club.
This beach features powder-soft sands stretching along the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf. It is known for its beauty and tranquil ambience, making it a popular retreat for sun-seekers and nature enthusiasts.
The Saadiyat Beach Club also has a beautiful infinity pool, cabanas, several restaurants, a day spa and a gym.
Kai beach is a haven for avid beachgoers. It is a pristine paradise with fine, golden sand that melts into the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. The surrounding dunes and lush vegetation offer beachgoers a serene oasis for relaxation and intimate retreats.
This public beach is also known for its selection of eco-friendly water sports and activities.
Here, you also have access to sun loungers, changing rooms and showers. You can have your choice of drinks served to you as you relax on the sands. Lastly, you can get food from the nearby MLT food truck.
Lose yourself in the serenity of Soul Beach. Stretching for one kilometre along the shores of Saadiyat Island, Soul Beach is lined with over 400 parasol-flanked sunbeds overlooking the Arabian Gulf’s clear, azure waters.
Each sunbed has a scannable QR code that links to the exciting menu of the Saadiyat Beach Club restaurant. Your order will be delivered to you by waitstaff driving a golf buggy.
There are several toilets and showers onsite. You can purchase beverages and snacks at the beach as well. Soul Beach is located near Mamsha Al Saadiyat where you can shop at numerous retail stores and relax at one of the cafes.
Indulge in Golf and Beachside Fun
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club stands as a beacon of golfing excellence in the heart of Abu Dhabi. It’s more than just a golf club; it’s a complete experience that merges sport, luxury and environmental consciousness together.
So if you want to experience all these, head over to Saadiyat Island—where you can unwind and have fun at the beach after a game of golf.