Pioneering Abu Dhabi Golf Club Primed to Host Industry Pace-Setters

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club and its iconic Falcon Clubhouse have gained international recognition with golf fans as the host venue to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championships, attracting global stars of the game in recent years.

Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa and the 18th green at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa and the 18th green at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

Earlier in 2014, the Desert Course welcomed golfing heavyweights Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, and the venue is now set to receive the off-course industry big-hitters for the HSBC Golf Business Forum from April 28-30.
An event-opening tournament will take place over the Peter Harradine design and see more than 250 delegates enjoy one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the region as well as service synonymous with the Middle East and the experts in upscale golf course management, Troon Golf.
Among the attendees will be Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Board members Richard Walne (Toro), John Holmes (Atlas Turf), Mark Adams (IMG) and Shoumo Mitra (Syngenta). Also present will be AGIF Chief Communications Officer Spencer Robinson who will be moderating a panel session about golf in Asia.
Chris Card, Group General Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and sister course Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, said: “We are confident delegates from far and wide will enjoy the world-class golf experience and immaculate conditioning we offer our members and guests on a daily basis.”
Over the following two days, event proceedings will take place just yards from the first tee at the exclusive Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, the resort which has helped put Abu Dhabi Golf Club on the map for international tourists.
Card added: “An evolving infrastructure combined with the collective effort from both venues and the government’s marketing initiative – Golf in Abu Dhabi – has resulted in the Emirate’s capacity to attract and facilitate golf’s leading business forum.”
One of the most anticipated gatherings on the golf business calendar, the golf industry will assemble to discuss the evolution of the game in the 21st century, aptly within one of the fastest growing golf destinations in the world.
Both Abu Dhabi Golf Club and the Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are ideally positioned for domestic and international guests and benefit from the outstanding accommodation options on site.
The Troon-managed properties combine quality course conditioning, matchless facilities and first-class hospitality throughout, making them the ideal option for a diverse group of visitors.

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