Viya Golf Appointed to Manage Aldar Golf Courses in Abu Dhabi

Christopher May, Managing Director of Viya Golf, said: “We are proud to announce the addition of Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Acres Golf & Country Club to our golf portfolio. We are delighted with our new relationship with Aldar. We will deploy our best golf services, catering, leisure and management expertise, and state-of-the-art technologies, not only to deliver Abu Dhabi’s best golf and leisure experiences, but also to develop the game of golf and help boost tourism in the emirate. .”

Klaus Assmann, Managing Director of Aldar Hotels and Hospitality, said: “Our golf portfolio includes some of the best courses in the world and complements our diverse range of leisure and hospitality assets located in two of the most desirable destinations in the world. ‘Abu Dhabi, Yas Island and Saadiyat Island. . With Viya Golf, we hope to further broaden the experience on our courses, attracting even more visitors from local communities, the wider region and from abroad.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi is a true links golf course, perfectly located on the western shore of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. Home to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, a Rolex Series event on the DP World Tour and consistently ranking in the Top 50 golf courses in the world, Yas Links is a must-visit golf destination for residents and tourists alike. The Kyle Phillips-designed 18-hole course presents a tough test for all golfers, while the 9-hole par-3 course and floodlit practice facility, complete with Toptracer, complements Yas Links.

The premier beachfront golf course in the Arabian Gulf, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is a Par 72 golf course set in a beautiful, eco-friendly landscape. Designed by golf legend, Gary Player, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has a total distance from 5,290 meters, although the course can be extended to 7,784 meters for professional tournaments. More than 60 bunkers, three saltwater lakes and restored sand dunes provide breathtaking hazards on the course.

Yas Acres Golf & Country Club offers both world-class golf and a country club experience, the Fry/Straka-designed, 3,700-yard nine-hole golf course is nestled on 130 acres in one of the in demand from the capital, Yas Acres. The floodlit Par-36 course features long holes, large bunkers and water in play on four of the holes to provide enjoyment for golfers of all skill levels.

Viya is the region’s fastest growing golf company, transforming and modernizing the game across the Middle East through technological innovation. Alongside its sister business, Dubai Golf, Viya is part of the diverse and growing golf and leisure portfolio of wasl Hospitality & Leisure. The Group holds the regional license for the highly popular entertainment venues TOPGOLF, in addition to developing and operating its successful golf booking, lifestyle and membership app. Viya also recently launched the new golf vacation booking website, Viya Holidays, to help grow inbound tourism to the UAE.

Michael C. Ford