Through the traditions of this great game, the passion of what we have created and the enthusiasm in everything we do, we have created a course and a club that will enrich your lives at every turn. We are proud to bring the noble heritage of the traditional Links experience to Yas Island, a course that combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test.
We invite you to experience golf in its purest form.
Experience the Links Course
Kyle Phillips - The Architect
Kyle Phillips is a name that has become synonymous with great Links golf course architecture around the globe, and his designs for the Yas Links Abu Dhabi will only serve to enhance that reputation. With more than 25 years design experience across the world he has earned a reputation for developing creative design solutions in response to a variety of environmental and planning issues. Nowhere has this dedication to tradition been better exemplified than the first true Links course in the UAE.
Hole by Hole
A course that will test professionals, enthrall amateurs and excite beginners. A course that honours the traditions of the game, demands respect, yet offers so much. A course that celebrates the best in Links design, utilizes the unique weather conditions and complements its natural surroundings. A course that blends the latest in techniques and technology with the timeless traditions of the game. A course that is ready to be played, enjoyed and discovered by you.
The opening hole offers a welcoming introduction to the rumpled fairways and rugged dunes that are characteristic of Yas Links.
The shortest of the par fives at Yas, the 2nd often plays into the wind. Through a long valley in the dunes, there are several natural “blow out” bunkers that frame the fairway.
The third is the first of eight picturesque coastline holes. The fairway bends left around the shoreline to a green tucked just behind a dune.
The only inland par 3 on the course, the fourth plays to a massive green nestled among the dunes.
A long par four that plays away from the sea. Tee shots must avoid the left side bunker to maintain a chance of reaching the green in two.
The longest and perhaps most unique hole on the front nine. The tee shot plays from a high dune ridge, where long views of Yas Links and the sea are seen in the distance.
A seaside par three that plays slightly downhill to a green that sits dangerously close to the water’s edge on the right.
The longest and arguably most challenging par 4 on the front nine. A classic “Cape” style hole, where the drive must carry the water on the right that runs at a diagonal angle from the tee.
A short dogleg right par four which plays downhill from the clubhouse. The second dune bunker on the left side of fairway is a good line for long drivers.
An inland par five that plays from a high dune ridge down into a narrow valley. Favour the left side of the fairway off the tee and the right side for the approach.
The friendly drive line is down the right side into a valley framed by a huge sand dune on the right. From here the hole turns left, to an uphill approach.
Nowhere is precision more important than at this “wee” par three. With the coastline wrapping the front, right, and back of this peninsula green and bunkers guarding its left side, there is no place for the faint of heart. Be confident and take direct aim.
When playing downwind, this is a driveable par 4 for long hitters. This is a decision that should not be made lightly, as there are many hazards that stand in the way.
The 15th turns back inland towards the clubhouse and begins the demanding four hole journey home. Don’t hold back with your driver here, the landing area is very generous on this lengthy par 4.
The 16th returns to the Sea, for three of the most dramatic finishing holes in golf. With water along the left side, there is ample fairway off the tee on the right.
There will no doubt be much debate as to which hole at Yas links is the most beautiful and certainly strong arguments will be made for the par 3 17th.
This dramatic “Risk / Reward” par 5 can be played several ways depending on how much of a gamble you choose to take.