By Matt Smith
With Yas Acres Golf & Country Club having been added to Viya Golf’s portfolio, it continues to grow in popularity for experienced golfers, budding youngsters, weekend warriors and those who just like to relax and let the others do the hard work.

On top on the fully floodlit Fry/Straka-designed nine-hole course — stretching from 2,554 yards to a challenging 3,700 yards from five different tee areas — Yas Acres has a lot more to offer in the heart of Yas Island.

Away from the course, golfers of all levels can work on their game at the world-class floodlit practice facilities, including two chipping greens, with practice bunkers, USGA-approved putting greens — and the longest driving range in the UAE.

The club also offers a new gymnasium to help you stay in trim away from the heat, padel tennis can keep enthusiasts young and old busy, while the premium swimming pool is the perfect way to chill out after a round, or to simply spend some time away from the bustle of the city. 

Full food and beverage facilities are also on hand to cater to all, thanks to the newly opened Acres Grill House (think sumptuous steaks and jazz), and The Black Room — a lounge with music and refreshments to suit every taste.

Yas Acres Golf & Country Club opened earlier this year on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, and recently joined Viya Golf’s growing list of clubs alongside Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, plus Yas Links, Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in the UAE capital.