Scottsdale, Ariz. – Abu Dhabi Golf Club is proud to announce that it won the ‘Best Sporting Club’ award at the Best in Abu Dhabi Awards 2010, which were held at the Yas Island Rotana Hotel on May 29. The host venue to the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s latest accolade adds to its already impressive tally of awards this year, including its recent inclusion in Golf World’s worldwide 2010 Top 100 rankings.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which is fully owned by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of cultural, residential and tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi, and managed by Troon Golf, has long been regarded as one of the finest Championship venues on the European PGA Tour and has been showered with praise from the world’s elite professional golfers. On a local level, Abu Dhabi residents had their opportunity to vote for their favourite venues in a number of categories such as hotels, malls and restaurants for the inaugural Best in Abu Dhabi awards. Being voted the best sporting club in Abu Dhabi is a tribute to the continuous improvements being made to the club for members, guests and also international visitors, proving it to be the most popular choice for those who enjoy its fine facilities and social atmosphere.

“We are delighted to have won this category of best sporting club at the Best in Abu Dhabi Awards 2010,” commented Ken Kosak, general manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club. “The golf course is one of the finest conditioned golf courses you will find anywhere in the region which is excellent for all our members to have access to such fantastic lifestyle and sporting facilities. We continue to strive for the best facilities for our golf and country club members having recently upgraded our gym equipment, enhanced the outside pool area and increased our fitness class range. While ultimately promoting the game of golf, and making it fun, at Abu Dhabi Golf Club we offer more than just golf with a number of leisurely dining options and great social events for our members, families and guests to enjoy. Events such as Friday Floatin’ Films, quality live music on the terrace, quarterly members mixers, fun quiz nights and monthly golf tournaments supported by a host of key partners and sponsors such as Rivoli and Audi, ensures that there is something for everyone at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.”

In 2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Club won the Middle East Golfer Awards for ‘Best Golf Club of the Year Overall’ and ‘Best Golf Course in the Middle East’; and in 2009 the Club won the Best Traveler Award for ‘Best Golf Course in the Middle East’, further establishing the TDIC-owned and Troon Golf-managed facility as one of the finest in the world.

The course, carved seamlessly out of the desert, is situated twenty minutes from the city centre and ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club designed by world renowned golf course architect Peter Harradine, features one 18-hole golf course and one 9-hole course. Combined, they occupy 162 hectares and feature undulating terrain meandering through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, shrubs and seven saltwater lakes. The impressive Falcon Clubhouse has become one of the most iconic landmarks in world golf.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club provides one of the most luxurious experiences throughout golf resorts worldwide. The club boasts a variety of leisure facilities with a free-form swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, two glass-backed squash courts, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. From enjoyable casual meals to unparalleled fine dining, Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers a wide selection of restaurant options. The club will also soon feature The Westin Hotel & Spa, which will act as the hospitality heart of the revamped Abu Dhabi Golf Resort. Scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2011, the hotel will feature a range of premium rooms, luxury suites and a presidential suite, all of which will overlook the spectacular course.

About Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Abu Dhabi Golf Club presents itself as one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, in full management with the renowned worldwide golf resort management organizations of excellence, Troon Golf. Fifteen minutes from the city centre and just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests.

An oasis of tranquillity carved out of the desert, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club features 27 Championship holes of golf, over 162 hectares of land. The course features an undulating terrain meandering through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, shrubs with seven spectacular saltwater lakes.

Situated majestically overlooking the golf course is the impressive Clubhouse, built in the shape of a falcon with its wings outstretched, peering over the 18th green. As you look across the lakes from the far end of the course, the Clubhouse dominates the scene. It’s a marvellous, superbly-designed building to create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

About Troon Golf
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf & Country Club , Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club , Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.; Classic Club , Palm Desert, Calif.; One&Only Ocean Club , Paradise Island, Bahamas; and The Grove, London, England.