The ultimate dreamy golf weekend on Yas Island

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Need some stress relief? Whether you're visiting for work or vacation, a golfing weekend on Yas Island could be just what you need. Yas Island is quickly becoming a noteworthy golf destination, especially since the state-of-the-art Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course opened in 2010. The popular Abu Dhabi destination is surrounded by stunning scenery, including sparkling water, providing an ideal backdrop for golfers of any level.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course is equally suited for beginners as it is for more advanced golfers looking for a challenging, scenic and rewarding course. The 18-hole course also includes a nine-hole academy course, golf academy, well-lit practice facilities, and a clubhouse. Stunning views of the Arabian Gulf provide a dramatic backdrop. The course was voted the 24th best golf course in the world outside the US. Improve your game with features like ever-challenging pot bunkers, uneven fairways and winds of various speeds and directions.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is a 27-hole championship course featuring several lakes and surrounded by palm trees, shrubs, and ornamental trees. The course spans 162 hectares and includes 90 bunkers. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is refreshed and updated every year, so even if you’re a regular yearly visitor, you'll find a slightly different course each time. Depending on your skill level you can choose to challenge yourself on the 18-hole course or take it easy on the more forgiving par-36 nine. Both the golf course and clubhouse officially opened to the public in late 2000. It's hard to miss the impressive clubhouse, which is designed in the shape of a falcon with outspread wings. You and your loved one can enjoy the club's leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, squash courts, and a gym.

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Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship began in 2006 and has become a popular event for participants and spectators. The championship, in addition to the Yas Links Golf Course, has helped to make golf a popular sport in the area. The event is held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Course and includes a 27-hole layout with sweeping views of the many surrounding saltwater lakes. Part of the championship includes a Ladies' Day golf clinic with professional female golfers. This year's event, held January 18-21, also featured free admission for female golf fans who attended the Ladies' Day event.

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Relax and get pampered

The Yas Links golf course is just a five-minute drive from our Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island Abu Dhabi. Whether you're finished golfing for the day or you want to pamper your loved one while you're on the green, our hotel offers several amenities. An on-site spa has numerous body and health treatments. Try a facial followed by one of the aromatherapy therapy sessions with treatments tailored to your specific needs, or choose a relaxing body wrap and massage. There's also a modern fitness center and outdoor facilities including tennis courts and a swimming pool.

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