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Troon confirms the next edition of the ultimate Abu Dhabi golf experience - The Troon Abu Dhabi Pro-Am.
The Troon Abu Dhabi Pro-Am will take place 31st January – 3rd February 2022. Professionals and their teams from across the globe will join together for what is set to be a once-in-a-lifetime golfing opportunity at three of the most exquisite venues in the Middle East – Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
The Pro-Am, which will take place shortly after the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, meaning that participants will have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the world’s best golfers from the European Tour. All three of the courses will be in immaculate, tour-standard condition so the Professionals and Amateurs will certainly enjoy the experience.
Participants will also be able to enjoy accommodation at a range of luxurious venues, including the W Abu Dhabi, the Crowne Plaza and the Hilton Abu Dhabi all on Yas Island. Activities on offer will include a Go Karting experience at the famous Yas Marina circuit, plus other world-class hospitality and exquisite culinary experiences during the welcome reception, lunches and gala dinner.
Daniel Richards, Tournament Manager, said: “We are very happy to be able to welcome back Pro-Am participants for what will no doubt be one of the most memorable editions yet. With tourism rebounding in the UAE we decided that now is the perfect time to re-ignite our very own Pro-Am in a safe manner. When you combine three challenging golf courses with everything else Abu Dhabi has to offer, we simply cannot wait to show-off this sensational event to those who make the trip.”
Commenting on the appeal of Abu Dhabi as a golfing destination, Matthew Waters, Group Director of Golf, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Yas Links Abu Dhabi said: “Abu Dhabi is a world-class tourism destination and golf is a major reason why international travellers choose to visit the UAE’s capital. The Abu Dhabi Government has gone to great lengths to create a safe environment for residents and visitors over the past two years and it has been great to welcome back many international visitors to the clubs since the beginning of October. With Troon’s renowned high agronomic and customer service standards, the three golf courses ensure memorable experiences are created for all, aligning perfectly with the guaranteed winter sun and an array of other leisure activities Abu Dhabi has on offer.”
The 2020 tournament saw the largest field yet, with 25 teams competing alongside a strong line-up of professionals that consisted of former European Tour winners, current Ladies European Tour players and MENA Tour golfers. It proved a thrilling finale with the contest going to the final hole and concluded with English professional, Robbie Busher, rallying from a four-shot deficit on the final day to secure the victory. Click here to watch the event highlights.