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First official pictures of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
January 6, 2010

The first pictures have been released of the magnifcent Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, which will shortly host the Saadiyat Beach Classic, a charity event, on January 27-28, with Gary Player himself welcoming some of the world's top golfers and celebrities from the world of sport.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club - The 16th hole 'Seaview'
The spectatular 16th hole - 'Seaview' - at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the Arabian Gulf’s first and only beachfront course

As the Arabian Gulf’s first and only ocean course, Saadiyat Beach will feature several beach-front holes, in a course that weaves in and out of nine five-star hotels lining the beach. About one-third of the course will command spectacular views of the Gulf’s glittering, crystal waters, fringed by pristine white sand.

The imaginative layout provides a spectacular variety of golf experiences, with every hole having its own unique character. From the creation of an aquatic habitat, to the introduction of salt-water lagoons and restoration of the beach and sand dunes, the course has been designed to strict environmental guidelines.

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Two views of the 10th hole at Saadiyat Beach - 'The Mousetrap'

With an array of native grasses and sensitivity to local turtle habitat – just two of the numerous environmental initiatives – the course has applied to become Audubon certified, an award-winning education and certification programme that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club - The 15th hole 'Double Trouble'
The aptly named 15th hole at Saadiyat Beach - 'Double Trouble'

As the social and recreational heart of Saadiyat Beach District, the club provides world-class amenities such as the golf academy, practice facilities and an iconic clubhouse with breathtaking views of the immaculate beach.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is being developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), an independent company of which Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) is the sole shareholder. It is managed by Troon Golf, the world’s largest golf management company which oversees operations at properties located in 26 countries worldwide, including Abu Dhabi Golf Club, UAE, The Grove, London and Turnberry Resort, Scotland, venue of the 2009 Open Championship.

More news items about Saadiyat Beach:

Saadiyat Beach named 'Best Golf Course' at Property Awards (29/10/10)
Player to host 2nd Saadiyat Beach Classic in January 2011 (25/10/10)
Saadiyat Beach appoints new General Manager (23/6/10)
Saadiyat Beach brings fine dining to après-golf in Abu Dhabi (8/6/10)
Rory McIlroy triumphs at inaugural Saadiyat Beach Classic (28/1/10)
'McIlroy on course to be next World Number 1', says Player (28/1/10)
Saadiyat Beach to get Frank Gehry-designed clubhouse (27/1/10)
Star-studded line-up for inaugural Saadiyat Beach Classic (23/1/10)
First official pictures of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (6/1/10)
Gary Played hosted charity event to mark Saadiyat Beach opening (23/11/09)
Saadiyat Beach offers Abu Dhabi juniors a Gary Player clinic (20/11/09)
Grassing of UAE's first beach-front golf course completed (29/7/09)
Gary Player shapes new 'ocean' course in Abu Dhabi (26/4/09)
For full details of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, click here

 








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