Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi have aligned with the UAE’s various measures and initiatives to ensure a safe environment for their employees and guests.
The emirate’s three championship venues have aligned with government guidelines to implement many health and safety measures to protect employees, members and guests visiting the clubs. The additional measures include thermal scans at the entrance to each facility, stringent social distancing measures, dividers to separate golfers in each cart, a reduction in the maximum capacity of all food and beverage outlets and many other protocols to ensure the clubs are able to welcome players back safely.
The courses closed for a period of 14 days at the end of March, during which they were able to safely implement agronomy and general maintenance work that was scheduled for later in the year, to ensure the courses were perfect for golfers to return. Since reopening, golf in the region has seen a rejuvenated interest from the local community as an opportunity to safely exercise and stay active in the outdoors.
Cluster general manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Francisco de Lancastre David commented: “Almost every country and industry has been significantly affected by the pandemic, but we are firmly back on our feet. We are fortunate that golf is one of the safest sports to play and can be a healthy outdoor activity to enjoy in the current climate. We are very confident of the country’s ability to provide a safe and healthy environment to everyone visiting this autumn and winter.”
During the summer months, the three championship venues have been looking to reset as they enter the low season and prepare for a strong end to the year when international travel is expected to resume in a regulated capacity. Working alongside local government entities, the teams at the Troon Abu Dhabi clubs are exceptionally committed to delivering safe, enjoyable, and extraordinary experiences to every golfer and guest.