Yas Links Abu Dhabi Best Golf Club United Arab Emirates 2017

Second time Yas Links Abu Dhabi wins award

05 MAY 2017, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Golfers have awarded Yas Links Abu Dhabi with the title of Best Golf Club United Arab Emirates 2017, with an average rating of 8,67. The Golfers' Choice rankings are compiled based on 350,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

Second win for Yas LInks
Over 300,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, Yas Links Abu Dhabi - with an average rating of 8,17 - has been voted Best Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates in 2017 in the Golfers' Choice Rankings. The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.

Yas Links is the first true links golf course in the Middle East. The golf course was designed by renowned architect Kyle Phillips . The course is a 6812 meters long par-72, with all eighteen holes benefiting from coastal views. The Andalucía clubhouse features a sports bar, fine dining restaurant, luxury locker rooms, a pro shop, as well as an outdoor pool and croquet lawn with spectacular coastal views.

'For the past two years, we have made an extra effort to improve further on our guest experience, and receipt of this award is a reward for all the hard work the team at Yas Links has put into this area. As a team, we are all extremely proud that our efforts have been recognized by the users of Leadingcourses.com.' Howie Roberts - General Manager Yas Links.

Last years number one - Saadiyat Beach Golf Club - is now the runner-up in the ranking of Best Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. Designed by golfing legend Gary Player, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is the Gulf’s first beach front golf course. One-third of this Abu Dhabi-based course provides spectacular views of the Gulf’s glittering, crystal blue waters fringed by pristine white sands. Users rate the club with an 8,60. Just like last year, Abu Dhabi Golf Club comes in third place. The 27 hole championship course is home to the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Their rating is an 8,54.

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"The objective of Leadingcourses.com is to inform and advise golfers as good as possible about golf courses that are interesting for them. Heaps of golfers find their way to the website and - besides searching for information - share their own experiences with other golfers. We are very proud that in 2017 we can present our most reliable rankings ever in 13 countries. Rankings based solely on the reviews of actual golfers." Jeroen Korving, Managing Director Leadingcourses
"For the past two years, we have made an extra effort to improve further on our guest experience, and receipt of this award is reward for all the hardwork the team at Yas Links has put into this area. As a team, we are all extremely proud that our efforts have been recognized by the users of Leadingcourses.com" Howie Roberts - General Manager Yas Links
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