The world-class facilities for golfers travelling to Abu Dhabi were accentuated at the recent World Golf Awards ceremony, where the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi was named the World’s Best Golf Hotel.
Voted for by golfers from across the globe, the accolade was announced as part of the 2nd annual World Golf Awards ceremony held earlier this month in the Algarve and placed the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort above other high-profile venues thanks to the unrivalled experience it offers golfers. Overlooking the impressive Saadiyat Beach Golf Club – which was named as the United Arab Emirates’ Best Golf Course at the awards ceremony – the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort boasts stunning Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design that is just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Situated just 500 metres from the coast of Abu Dhabi, the St Regis Island Resort offers a true beachfront retreat with unmatched Arabian Gulf views and a stunning backdrop that includes Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, designed by Gary Player. Its array of diverse dining facilities, onsite Spa Suites and a selection of leisure facilities provide ultimate relaxation for those staying in one of the 377 room and suites on offer. The popular packages available offer a number of high-value golfing experiences and can be viewed on the hotel's website.
“We’re absolutely delighted to win an award that is so highly valued across the world and would like to thank all golfers that voted for us, “ said Clinton Norris, Complex Sales Manager, Golf for the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. “We’ve worked extremely hard to build the very best in special offers and packages for international and domestic golfers coming to the area, who want to experience the very best that Abu Dhabi has to offer.”
The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort has been a significant component in the ‘Golf in Abu Dhabi’ programme launched by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) in 2011, offering a one-stop shop for travellers seeking to book top-class golf, accommodation and cultural activities.
“Sport has featured prominently in the promotion and positioning of the destination and one of our key aims when developing the Golf In Abu Dhabi initiative was to create ‘top-of-mind’ awareness of Abu Dhabi among golfing travellers,” said Faisal Al Sheikh, TCA Abu Dhabi Events Bureau Director. “To have the world’s best golf hotel as part of our extensive Golf in Abu Dhabi programme exemplifies the quality of experience on offer to domestic, regional and international golfers, and strengthens our overall golfing proposition,” added Al Sheikh.
A growing number of worldwide tour operators are increasingly featuring the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort as part of their Stay and Play propositions in Abu Dhabi, complementing outstanding championship courses in the region that are within 30 minutes of the hotel, such as Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, host to the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and the Kyle-Phillips designed Yas Links.
As well as the three championship courses in Abu Dhabi, golfers staying at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort also have the opportunity to play other diverse pay-and-play golf venues – a compact and floodlit course in the heart of the capital in Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, an oasis course in the shadow of the soaring Jebel Hafeet heights of Al Ain in Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, and a truly unique sand golfing experience at the Al Ghazal Golf Club.
As well as world class golf courses and hotels, visitors to Abu Dhabi can also head to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park; the exciting waterpark at Yas Waterworld; the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is fourth in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards of the world’s top 25 landmarks; or the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s second city and one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements.
For more on the packages available at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, visit http://www.stregissaadiyatisland.com. Or for more information on Golf in Abu Dhabi’s unbeatable rates, pre-packaged deals and golfing holidays, encompassing golf, flights, hotel accommodation and on-the-ground transport, please visit www.GolfInAbuDhabi.com or www.VisitAbuDhabi.com