Saadiyat Beach Gary Player Golf Course Clubhouse, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
The Saadiyat Beach Golf venue, a Par 72 Gary Player designed Championship Course is a dramatic links style facility that enjoys one of the most beautiful beachfront sites in Abu Dhabi. Golfers and visitors are presented with numerous and spectacularly picturesque views to the crystal blue Arabian Gulf waters and the pristine white sands and dunes of the shore. The new envisioned Clubhouse is an unusual and distinctive facility that is planned for one of the most prominent beach front settings within the Course environment and will be convenient to the existing Golf Academy. In collaboration with Troon Golf and the office of Gehry Partners we conceptualized the site development for the architecturally dramatic and iconic Clubhouse, the Inn and Spa and several luxurious, view oriented hospitality villas. This engaging site is programmed and designed to take full advantage of the unique venue and to capture maximum value by proactively orchestrating and choreographing guest experiences as well as respecting and preserving the existing dune barriers and habitats. Our focus for this work included villa site planning, conceptual landform grading for Golf Course and Coastal Dune interfaces as well as guest and service circulation.