Golf in Abu Dhabi √
First Links Course in Abu Dhabi √
4 Star Hotel √
Formula 1 Race Track √
World’s Tallest Loop Rollercoaster √
What isn’t there at Yas Island? It has every golfer’s desires and more…
27 Holes of Championship Golf
The Yas Links offers a Championship 18 hole links course, as well as a 9 hole academy course which both run alongside the Arabian Sea amongst Yas Island.
The Championship course is a true links course that provides a challenging undulating landscape, 119 bunkers as well as the sea being mere metres from the fairway. Also measuring at 7,414 yards off the Championship Tees, it’s definitely not a ‘leave the driver at home’ course. But there are 5 different tee positions to choose from so you can make your driving as easy as possible.
Designed by Kyle Phillips, there are a number of noticeable holes but the stand-outs have to be both closing holes on each nine. The 9th is a par 4 with danger right off the tee. A long drive carrying the water is required to then leave yourself a shorter iron in, as the green slopes backwards so the more control you can gather from your approach the more likely you are to find a green-in-reg.
The 18th is then one of the fine finishing holes in golf with a coastline running up the entire left side of this hole, making it possible to find the hazard from both your drive and your approach. There is also a central bunker in-play off the tee, just to make this hole even harder than ‘just hit it straight’. If you manage to go so far without losing a ball, keep right and avoid the coastline consuming your ball and you’ll be one of few to say you’ve never lost a ball around Yas Links!
But if finding the water is a real passion of yours, there is even more of it at the Clubhouse. An iconic infinity pool awaits any golfers on completion of their round or perhaps for a refreshing start to the day. Either way the Yas Links is fully equipped for your needs with Steam Rooms in the changing rooms as well as fully-lit practice facilities, and of course a pint in the Clubhouse.
Racing Tracks, Theme Parks, Concerts
Every great golf resort not only needs sensational golf courses but also a host of activities to choose from, and the Yas Island Rotana must go to the top of the list for this.
Located on the man-made Yas Island, visitors really are spoilt for choice on what to do on a golf rest day.
- Famous Yas Marina Circuit used for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Take control of Aston Martins, Formula One cars or a Camaro.
- Run, cycle or stroll around the F1 circuit every Tuesday evening.
- Try the Worlds Tallest Loop Rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi! Reaching 120km/h in stages!!!
- Yas Waterworld nearby as well, the choice of theme parks here are sensational and perfect for a family holiday.
- The largest outdoor concert venue in the Middle East! You can watch performances from major musical stars including Justin Timberlake and Rihanna at the outside Du Arena.
Here you can see Ferrari World in the background of YGT Rory playing the Yas Links.
This array of activities are incredible, but obviously relaxation is also key on holiday and Yas Island has a variety of stress-free activities to oblige. From crystal-blue waters and mangrove trees at Yas Beach to 370 stores, 60 restaurants and a 20 screen cinema at Yas Mall.
4 Star Hotel
The leisure doesn’t stop there as the Yas Island Rotana hotel also has plenty of in-house relaxation and dining experiences to leave you more than satisfied.
With an Outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, spa and gym; everything you want to enjoy a nice chilled day is on your door step. And the pleasantries don’t stop there, the evening is only beginning.
Yas Island Rotana has 3 restaurants offering a variety of cuisines from; flavour-packed steaks and seafood at the Steakhouse Blue Grill, to a tasteful Indian at Rangoli, to a delightful Asian and International cuisine at Choices that also has a dessert buffet you won’t forget.
And if these flavours didn’t hit the spot then there is a plethora of options on Yas Island that are sure to fill your appetite.
Modern Sports Bar
After golfers have begun their ‘session’ at the clubhouse, they’ll be looking for where to head in the evening. At Yas Island Rotana there is the modern Y-Bar offering a different theme per night matched with a variety of music.
And for sports enthusiasts, who never want to miss a moment of the action whilst on holiday, then the Y Bar is ideal. There is the possibility to turn the musical bar into a lively sporting atmosphere with live games shown on multiple screens on a Saturday night that even has its own theme named ‘Saturday Total Sports’.
A perfect day could be spent playing golf on one of the World’s best course’s, then matched by an evening of a enjoying a chilled pint whilst watching the sport.
Just 10 minutes from the Airport
A short transfer from the airport is every golfers dream and really enables you to make the most of your trip and perhaps even fit a round in on arrival. So with the Yas Island Rotana only being 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, it’s another box checked for any golfer!
With 27 Championship holes, the incredible Yas Island, a 4 star Hotel, modern sport bars as well as being only 10 minutes from the airport, the Yas Island Rotana definitely ticks all the boxes for a perfect golfing holiday.