Voted for by the general golfing public and announced at a glamourous awards ceremony held this past weekend 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, commenting, “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. Special mention must go to Andrew Whittaker, our Group Director of Agronomy along with his team who continue to impress every day, presenting our expert creation in immaculate condition.
“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.
The club’s excellence was also acknowledged by its management company, Troon Golf at its 2015 Leadership conference with Saadiyat Beach Golf Club picking up two awards. In the hotly contested Superintendent of the Year 2014 category, Group Director of Agronomy, Andrew Whittaker triumphed, whilst the club’s marketing team claimed the International Social Media Rockstar Award.
This latest accolade in Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s award-winning year serves to underline its commitment to delivering superior golf experiences for local and international golfers. For more information on Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and its packages with the partnering St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort for international guests, please visit www.sbgolfclub.ae