The Abu Dhabi City Golf Club is a Par 70 course with a total of 6307 yards for Men and 5403 yards for Ladies.
The 9-hole course design features one Par 5, six Par 4 and usual two Par 3.
No matter what your handicap or length off the tee is you will face a good balance between challenging and inviting holes.
The hole-by-hole flyovers below will give you a good overview before you come and join us for a round at the most friendly club in Abu Dhabi!
Hole 1 – City Start – 355/320 yards – Par 4
A gentle opening hole, requiring an accurate drive, ideally down the right-half of the fairway to give the best access to the well guarded green.
Avoid the out of bounds and the well-positioned bunkers on this hole, and you should record a steady start.
Hole 2 – Beware – 385/365 yards – Par 4
As the name suggests, a hole that presents danger on both the tee-shot and the approach shot.
A very narrow fairway with out-of-bounds left and water right, runs into water at around 240 yards.
A good lay-up tee shot will leave around 145 Yards over water, and a large bunker guarding the green. A par here feels like a birdie!
Hole 3 – Academy – 390/345 yards – Par 4
A generous fairway on this sweeping dogleg left offers the chance to open the shoulders a little.
Longer hitters will be able to carry the fairway bunkers guarding the corner of the dogleg leaving a short approach in.
Shorter hitters will have to carefully plot their way down the hole.
Hole 4 – Tough Tier – 150/130 yards – Par 3
The Course’s first Par 3 presents a tougher challenge than first appears.
A wide opening to the Greens gives straightforward access to the putting surface, but bunkers right and left will catch any off target tee shots.
A large tier running across the middle of the green makes club selection crucial to leave you an easy birdie putt.
Hole 5 – Risk and Reward – 420/355 yards – Par 4
A long dogleg right with waste land curving all the way down the right hand side of the hole.
Longer hitters can opt to try and cut off the corner of the dogleg from the tee, leaving a much shorter approach to the green.
However, a short or right tee shot will leave you in a lot of trouble!
Hole 6 – Grandstand View – 305/275 yards – Par 4
A great little dogleg right, with the green tucked into a peninsula surrounded by water, bunkers and thick rough.
A tee shot that requires precision will leave around 100 yards over the corner of a large lake to a well guarded undulating putting surface. Par is never a bad score on this hole.
Hole 7 – Dead Aim – 170/145 yards – Par 3
A very demanding Par 3 for those Players going for the green, which is well guarded by Water short and right and by out of bounds long a left.
Golfers playing safely should look to lay up short and left of the green leaving a straightforward chip on to the putting surface and avoiding a potential card wrecker.
Hole 8 – Long Slog – 610/452 yards – Par 5
One of the longest and toughest holes in the UAE.
The Hole is flanked by out of bounds down the left side of the Hole, with water merging into the right side and across the fairway half way down the 610 yard monster.
This hole calls for a balance between long hitting and accuracy to record a par.
Hole 9 – Tin Cup – 323/268 yards – par 4
Ignore the misleading yardage on this Hole – it is very testing! A carefully placed tee shot here, ideally short and left of the large pond on the right side of the fairway, will leave a short to mid-iron into to a devilishly difficult green.
Located just over the Pond, the Green slopes severely from back to front, meaning anything slightly short will roll back to meet a watery death. A great finishing Hole that will leave you with a memory of the Abu Dhabi City Golf Club – one way or another.