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Abu Dhabi Golf Club among world's top 100 courses

Facility regarded as one of the finest venues on european PGA tour

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 00:00 May 3, 2010
  • Gulf News

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  • The landmark Falcon clubhouse at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. The facility is designed by world-renowned golf course architect Peter Harradine and features an 18-hole course and a nine-hole course.

Abu Dhabi : Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the venue of the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, has been included in Golf World's worldwide Top 100 rankings.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, owned by Abu Dhabi-based master developer Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) and managed by Troon Golf, has long been regarded as one of the finest championship venues on the European PGA Tour and has been showered with praise from professional golfers.

It is therefore no surprise to see the golf club, responsible for putting golf firmly on the map in the capital of the UAE, has received yet further recognition as one of the finest golf courses in the world.

Ken Kosak, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, said: "We are delighted to receive such recognition from Golf World and their Top 100 ranking panel. The golf course has matured immeasurably and is one of the finest conditioned golf courses you will find anywhere in the region.

"This is a significant moment for the course and further testament to Abu Dhabi's commitment to grow tourism in the region through world class leisure facilities. It is a very proud moment for all involved and a great boost for the momentum of the game here."

Another feather

Abu Dhabi Golf Club's latest accolade will be added to its already impressive tally of awards, including; Middle East Golfer ‘Best Golf Club of the Year Overall' Award in 2010, Middle East Golfer ‘Best Golf Course in the Middle East' Award in 2010, ‘Best Golf Course in the Middle East' Award by Business Traveller Award in 2009, further establishing the facility as one of the finest. The course, carved out of the desert, is situated twenty minutes from the city centre and ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club, designed by world renowned Golf Course architect Peter Harradine, features one 18-hole golf course and one nine-hole course.

Combined, they occupy 162 hectares and feature undulating terrain meandering through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, shrubs and seven saltwater lakes. The impressive Falcon clubhouse has become an iconic landmarks in golf.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club provides one of the most luxurious experiences throughout Golf resorts worldwide. The club boasts a variety of leisure facilities with a free-form swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, two glass-backed squash courts, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

From enjoyable casual meals to unparalleled fine dining, Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers a wide selection of restaurant options.

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