Got a few days’ leave to spend on the golf course? Dust of your suitcase and pack your clubs – you are going on a Thompsons Holidays
golf excursion to Abu Dhabi!
You’ll have the option of spending four nights at Le Meridien in Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island or the St Regis Hotel on Saadiyat Island.
These specially designed golf packages include return flights on Etihad Airways from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, 15kg free for your golf equipment, return transfers and a tourist visa.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading off to Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Yas Links Golf Club or Saadiyat Golf Club for your two complimentary rounds of golf.
Packages are available from R20 799pp* and non-golfer partners get to pay R7 100 less.
*Terms and conditions apply.
Your golfing options…
You’ll be offered a choice between two distinct playing experiences at Abu Dhabi Golf Club
. On the Par 72 National Course you’ll battle 90 challenging bunkers, rolling greens and 7,334 yards of abundant fairways. The Par 36 Garden Course features nine holes over a total of 3,299 yards and floodlights – making it the perfect course for a bit of night golf.
The Yas Links
course was designed by acclaimed course architect, Kyle Phillips, and is set alongside mangrove plantations and amidst the rolling hills on the western coastline of Yas Island. The daunting and robust Yas Links holes have the ocean as backdrop while eight of them run right up the coastline.
The Gary Player designed Saadiyat Golf Club
captures the innate beauty of Saadiyat Island’s white sand beaches. The challenging Par 72 course features more than 60 bunkers, sand dunes and salt water lakes that stretch over 5,290 yards or 7,784 yards for pros.
What else can you do and see in Abu Dhabi?
Ever wondered what it feels like to be a professional racing driver? The Yas Driving Experience at Yas Marina Circuit will have you revving a 3000cc V6 engine developed for the circuit by Formula 1 engineer Cosworth. You’ll get to know the inner-workings of this racing car and be in charge of the paddle shifters while being filmed on video cameras to relive the action again and again.
Get ready to board a 4x4 with an expert guide and make your way deep into the desert for an Abu Dhabi desert safari. On your way you’ll get to ride camels, try your hand at sandboarding, watch the sunset from the top of the highest dune and have a delicious barbeque dinner under the stars. After dinner you can simply relax around a campfire while watching belly dancers move graciously to the rhythm of Arabian music.
For some intense rollercoaster action there’s no better place than Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World. The Formula Rossa will take you from 0-100km/h in two seconds flat, its 2.07km track houses a 70 degree turn and you’ll experience a G-Force of 1.7Gs. The Flying Aces will have you going at speeds of up to 120km/h while flying through the world’s tallest loop at 52m and experience no fewer than 10 zero-gravity experiences!
Contact Thompsons Holidays today to ensure your tee-off time at one of Abu Dhabi’s world class golf courses.Click here
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