Abu Dhabi, UAE, Yas Island Links officially opens the new clubhouse and is open for business. UAE Golf Online was invited to the launch evening so we thought it was only fair to write a few short words.
Save the date the 25th March 2010.
That was the slogan on the invite UAE Golf Online received to the official opening party for the stylish Andalucian clubhouse at the new Yas Island Links Golf club in Abu Dhabi.
It was a special night as the whole clubhouse was open for people to peruse the subtle decor, facilities and rooms that will be available to members, guests and golfers alike.
With the lighting, live music and firework display Yas announced itself to the UAE Golf, the world of Golf and Abu Dhabi with a bang!
General Manager Chris White played his part with a speech about the vision of Yas links and the work that has been done to get to this stage, praising the builders, Aldar and his staff which was good to see. We were treated to a fast forwarded video on the building of the clubhouse through a camera over the past couple of years which lasted 90 seconds, which shows how much of a good job has been done here.
Inside the fittings, design and layout give off an air of quality and style injected with additional touches of Golf tradition dating back to the home of Golf.
There was even an appearance from a ghost of the past in the form of an Old Tom Morris impersonator who gave a eulogy on his time on the links in Scotland talking about his life, which was a nice touch on a magical night.
Created in the Andulucian style the clubhouse is a beautiful addition to the UAE Golfing scene, Abu Dhabi and the growing Yas Island skyline.
Yas will have 9 holes open initially with the other 9 to follow by the end of the year. This course looks amazing in the day from the top viewing balconies of the clubhouse against the blue sky and water and will be a unique experience for Golfers everywhere.
I wonder what Tom Morris would really think of Golf today especially the opening of Links style courses throughout the planet and how it is truly a global game.
More to come on Yas Island very soon from us here at UAE Golf Online
Happy UAE Golfing!
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