Designed by the legendary nine-time major champion, Gary Player, his Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is set to welcome leading professionals and celebrity golfers for the South African’s second annual Invitational in the UAE on Monday.
The oceanfront championship course that was awarded Best Golf Course in the Middle East in 2016’s illustrious World Golf Awards, will host the UAE’s second annual Gary Player Invitational. Held in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the prestigious event will raise funds for the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs.
Ed Edwards, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, said: “We have long admired our course designer, Gary Player. His devotion to the Gary Player Invitational series, which continues to play such a significant role in the UAE series and supports this inspiring cause, is extremely admirable.
“We look forward to providing Mr Player’s guests with the spectacular hospitality service and award-winning course conditions we have long prided ourselves on.”
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was The Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course, offering a unique setting of beauty and tranquillity against the stunning backdrop of the Abu Dhabi skyline. The unique setting provides a distinctive golf experience, surrounded by local wildlife, including mountain gazelles, dolphins and the protected hawksbill turtles, which nest on the beaches of Saadiyat Island.
As well as holding a host of glowing accolades and homing exquisite wildlife, the Gary Player-designed course recently made history when it welcomed the Ladies European Tour to Abu Dhabi for the first time ever for the inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open. More info
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