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Yas Links Abu Dhabi

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All about Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Host to some of the region’s best golf tournaments, the Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Course is a must-visit attraction for sports fans and families alike. 

Located between the coast and the Yas Marina Circuit on the western shores of Yas Island, try not to get distracted by the stunning Arabian Gulf views as you tee off. 

Challenge friends to a round, join your family at Hickory’s restaurant or relax in the luxurious clubhouse, complete with a gym and swimming pool. 

Perfect your swing at the practice range or schedule a class at the on-site golf academy, which nurtures some of the region’s best young talent. Experienced golfers will love the challenge of the 18-hole Championship Links course and visiting the Academy Par3 course to work on their technique. 

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Reasons to visit Yas Links Abu Dhabi

There’s a course for all types of golfers from novices to champions at Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Ranking #48 in the world golf course rankings, the 18-hole championship course is a challenging green for even some of the world’s most accomplished golfers.

Immaculate fairways and sloping run off areas characterise the course, but less experienced golfers shouldn’t be intimidated. The floodlit Par3 course is a great place to enjoy a round, with small greens to test your accuracy and a range of different holes to help you hone your skills. 

The Toptracer practice range offers everything a budding golfer needs, using the latest ball tracing technology.  

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Situated nearby the Yas Marina Circuit on the western coast of Yas Island, Yas Links Golf Course is well-signposted and easy to reach from anywhere in Abu Dhabi.

It takes about 30 minutes to reach Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Club from Corniche Road. Take the E12 Highway, going over Saadiyat Island before following the signs for Yas Island.

The journey from Abu Dhabi International Airport to the golf course takes around 15 minutes. Follow the signs for Yas Island, past the Yas Marina Circut then head to the west side of the island. 

Leave Saadiyat Island in the direction of the Corniche along the E12 and onto the mainland, to reach Umm Al Emarat Park in around 25 minutes.

Things to know before you go

Take all the family for sunset

Yas Links Golf Course is a wonderful place to go for an early evening meal outdoors with the family and watch the sunset. There's a lovely lawn for children to run around on, a great kids' menu and incredible views of the sunset over the luscious Mangroves.




Enjoy a round with friends

To play on the 18-hole Championship Links course, a valid handicap certificate is required. You’ll also need to book in advance as the course is extremely popular. At the driving range and the nine-hole executive course visitors are welcome every day. 

The ‘links’ golf course name originates from the type of shaft that most golf clubs were made out of between 1826 and 1929. The links style of golf course, between the coast and the sand dunes, became popular in Scotland and this is a one-of-a-kind in the Middle East, made from the desert. 

Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Course: FAQs

A day at Yas Links Abu Dhabi

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Rise and shine

If you’re an experienced golfer looking to play on the Championship Links course, then book an early slot to avoid the crowds and try to finish a game in the cooler parts of the day. Early risers might want to meet for breakfast and fresh coffee at Hickory’s before heading onto the green.

Dinner as the sun sets

After the round is over, have a light lunch at MATSU then explore the club house and make the most of its luxurious features. Whether it’s a dip in the pool, a treatment at the spa or you want to burn off some steam in the gym, enjoy a few hours to yourself before dinner at Hickory’s on the terrace with your family.

Tuck into delicious food as you watch the sun go down. There’s an extensive kids menu too to keep the little ones happy, so you can fully unwind. 

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