Jon Schauder business development director, Troon International Division, collects UAE’s Best Golf Course award on behalf of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has been named as the United Arab Emirates Best Golf Course at the second annual World Golf Awards.
Voted for by the general golfing public and announced at a glamorous awards ceremony on the Algarve, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club claimed the prestigious award thanks to its emphasis on providing golfers with an unforgettable golf experience in Abu Dhabi.
The World Golf Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations, providing an extension to the highly-regarded World Travel Awards which celebrated its 22nd anniversary earlier this year.
Scott McCaw, director of Golf at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was delighted with the victory, commented: “We are extremely happy to claim such a significant award, the whole team at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club work tirelessly to ensure our guests receive the best golf day imaginable.
“We are blessed with a fantastic Gary Player layout which golfers enjoy all-year round.
“We are heading in to our Peak season and we look forward to welcoming golfers from across the world to celebrate in our victory.”
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was also joined in the winners-circle by its partner hotel, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort which won the United Arab Emirates’ Best Golf Hotel.
Thanks to a range of stunning packages available with Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, guests can stay in opulent surroundings, play golf at the award-winning golf course and experience all that Saadiyat Island has to offer including its abundance of local wildlife in the area, including strolling mountain gazelles, dolphins and the protected hawksbill turtles.
Since opening in 2010, the Gary Player-designed course has gone from strength to strength and 2015 marks yet another year in which awards and accolades have been bestowed upon the golf club, firmly securing its position as one of the jewels in Abu Dhabi’s golfing crown.
Earlier this year, the club was recognised by IAGTO in its Excellence Awards for 2015, picking up one of the Diamond Awards following high scores across the board from the expert judging panel.