Tee off with Abu Dhabi's soaring skyline as a backdrop, or lengthen your day by booking a twilight round under the city's night sky. The UAE capital's first nine-hole facility, also known as ‘The People's Golf Course', offers golfers a playing environment unlike any other in the emirate.
Open to members and visitors, the club - which has the only two-tiered driving range in Abu Dhabi - sits conveniently in the heart of the city and is an ideal venue to escape the hustle and bustle, or cap off a day of business meetings or sightseeing. Crucially for business travellers, overhead lights cater for tee-times until 9 pm.
With the club celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, the notoriously difficult test through Holes 7-9 has not got any easier with the passage of time. Dubbed ‘Amen Corner' by locals, the Par 3, Par 5 and Par 4 trio is arguably Abu Dhabi's closest match to the harrowing Holes 11-13 stretch at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. Elsewhere, newly re-laid greens and a brand new fleet of GPS-equipped golf carts add to a compelling urban golf experience that is only a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. After your round, players can also unwind, relax and dine on the club's bustling outdoor Pavilion, which features terrific course views.