July is All About Families at Troon Abu Dhabi
Every year all global Troon-affiliated golf courses celebrate “Troon Family Golf Month” and 2021 is no different at both Yas Links Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club with both courses leading the way in introducing both non-playing parents and juniors to the game of golf. Some incredible opportunities will be on offer for visitors, including complimentary golf for juniors and ease of access to the Championship course at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and both the Academy Course and Toptracer Range at Yas Links Abu Dhabi.
All families visiting both clubs in July can see their children (juniors) play for free after 3 p.m. on the Championship Course when playing with a paying adult. Juniors will also enjoy complimentary access, seven days a week on the Par 3 Academy Course at Yas Links Abu Dhabi before 3 p.m. on weekdays and after 3 p.m. on weekends when playing with a paying adult.
Commenting on the “Troon Family Golf Month” initiatives offered at the two clubs, Francisco de Lancastre David, Cluster General Manager at Troon Abu Dhabi said: “Over the past year we’ve seen a huge surge of interest in golf here in Abu Dhabi. The combination of golf being an easy and safe way to exercise, as well as the condition of the golf course improving dramatically over the past year has led to a surge of interest from new audiences wanting to experience what golf has to offer for the first time. That is why this Family Golf Month, we hope parents and juniors will join us in Abu Dhabi to play golf, enjoy the outdoors together and appreciate the camaraderie that golf provides. So, make sure to book your next round at either Saadiyat Beach Golf Club or Yas Links Abu Dhabi as a family, as this fantastic programme is available every day during July.”
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course and was designed by golfing legend, Gary Player, the 18 hole championship course and top of the range practice facilities harness the beauty of Saadiyat Island and create an unparalleled golfing experience with views of the Gulf’s glittering ocean. Whereas Yas Links Abu Dhabi represents the first true Links Golf Course in the Middle East region. The Kyle Phillips designed course ranked #48 in Golf Digest’s World’s Greatest Golf Courses rankings and combines visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test.
Both courses have undergone recent improvements during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure they are ready to meet the high level of demand of returning golfers. As both golf clubs have enjoyed tremendous growth in the number of rounds played from both daily fee guests and societies in the past twelve months. As such, Troon Abu Dhabi remains committed to its defined series of initiatives whether it be through its “Grow the Game” offering that enables affordable entry points for societies or “Troon Family Golf Month” every July.
At Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the bulk of these initiatives are focused on the Troon Academy in Abu Dhabi, whose main aim is to introduce golf to new audiences and help grow the game throughout the emirate. Troon Abu Dhabi’s award-winning qualified professionals are on hand to provide the very best in beginner learning experiences and also cater to seasoned professionals. Along with the coaching staff’s combined experience, knowledge and expertise, the Troon Abu Dhabi Golf Academy will also help beginners enhance their technique during their lessons with the clever use of video analysis, TrackMan ball radar and golf fitness. Before going on to offer those progressing in their development the chance to access the Fitting Studio at Yas Links, which has technology-driven assets to evaluate every individual swing as well as offering an array of brands to suit all golfing requirements needed.
The next stage in the development process is then the Academy Course itself at Yas Links Abu Dhabi which acts as a fantastic pathway to golf and where the on-site coaching team can carry out physical screenings to aid future on-course golf performance. Aside from “Troon Family Golf Month”, an array of other programmes are welcome at both clubs, including the Troon Academy in Abu Dhabi and the Academy Course, such as Ladies Development, Troon Juniors Club and Men Development programmes. Individual tuition is also offered at Yas Links in order to deliver an unrivalled level of support and development in an inspiring environment. Off course, visitors to Yas Links Abu Dhabi will also be able to take advantage of Hickory’s restaurant “Kids Eat Free Breakfast” offer throughout the whole month of July when dining with a paying adult.
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