Gear up for Golf in UAE

by Karissa Asis

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships for golf is up close, with only one week left! Yas Links Abu Dhabi, for the first time will host the opening Rolex Series event of the 2022 season.

Josh Hill, a 17-year-old Dubai golfer, and member at Trump International Golf Club is all up in preparing for the tournament. He mentioned having a daily routine that consists of five to six-hour practice after his early morning gym session.

Hill concentrates on two main areas of his game– driving and putting, definitely without having to set aside all other aspects of golf. He also works on his legs, upper body and does speed training, having these on a rotation basis throughout the week.

He played in the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club’s Men’s Open over the weekend, since he felt that he needed to be competitive before next week. Hill was happy to have teamed up with an experienced DP World Tour caddie, Pete Hartley. He does his best to make this team up a really good one.

Hill recalls his first game of golf in the Dubai Creek, where it all started, and said that it was always nice to return, as he is always welcomed with friendly and familiar faces.

UAE Golf

The golf market of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is showing visible signs of strength amidst challenging times. An attractive social side and playing sport outdoors, flexibility, and innovation are important for this to  attract minds and hearts, especially for slow summer months.

UAE is one of the world’s best golf locations, particularly for winter golf.  It is home to many European Tour events. It has a magnificent assortment of desert golfs in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  The golf experience in UAE is insurmountable especialy in a luxurious 5-star golf resort.

Dubai Golf

Dubai boasts a +5.8 Emirates Golf Federation handicap and has represented England at Junior and Full International Levels.

Dubai offers you a number of excellent golf courses of 9 and 18 holes. The greens are good and the courses are well maintained. It is surprising that even Dubai is on the Arabian Desert’s edge, it has been able to incorporate beautiful courses that can compete with the best courses in the States and Europe. Dubai’s climate is also pleasant especially from August to March, making these period to have a golfing holiday.

The Dubai Creek that Josh hill mentioned, situated in Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club offers a broad, five-star leisure experience in the heart of the city. Emirates Golf Club was the first golf course in the region and with 32 years of experience it is the most established in the Middle East.

Playing golf at night is a whole new different experience compared with playing in the sunlight. Many visitors prefer nighttime for the alluring charm. When you take a trip to Dubai, you may just prefer to pick up an ancillary or golf set since there is the easy availability of golfing equipment, not to mention golf clubs-irons and woods and golf clothing at bargain prices.

Game to Keep an Eye on

Abu Dhabi Golf Club had been the host for 16 consecutive years for the tournament. It has already made a strong legacy in the Middle East. This time, Yas Links will start a new chapter for the momentous event as it moves to one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations in Abu Dhabi.

This surely will be one of the seasons’ “never to miss” events, since it is part of the Rolex Series.

Josh Hill said that this is an exceptional field for this Rolex Series event and congratulates  Abu Dhabi Sports Council, HSBC, and the DP World Tour for assembling such a quality field.  He looks forward to many top players being around.

Time to Play and Relax

Golf is not just for relaxation, but for pleasure as well. It has been known as a game for the rich and was more popular in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

Yet, UAE has its treasures too! If you want to go on a holiday and play golf, you may want to consider Dubai as your go-to spot.  During the last two decades, Dubai has exceptionally changed and this coastal city become one of the primed and essential destinations of the world.

Brush up your golf and try an inexplicable trip to UAE especially in Dubai! Once in a while, you need to spend time for leisure, and this will surely make you happy and refreshed beyond measure!

Contact:
Yas Links Abu Dhabi
Tel.: +971 2 404 3077
e-mail: reservations@aldargolf.com
Web: www.troonabudhabi.com

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