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Abu Dhabi 2023

8th November - 16th November

This is the perfect opportunity for some winter golf in the sun at a superb venue. The trip will include optional daily coaching clinics, on course coaching during your round, relaxed competitions and the opportunity to explore Abu Dhabi.

Find out more about the trip

During this trip we will play four rounds of golf – two x Yas Links GC, number one ranked course in the Middle East, one at Abu Dhabi GC (National course) – home to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for many years, one of the premier events on the European Tour and one round at Saadiyat Beach GC – ranked in the top 5 courses in the UAE. 

We will fly from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways on Wednesday 8th November, leaving at 1920 and arriving the next day at 0605. Our return flight will leave Abu Dhabi at 1415 on Thursday 16th November arriving at Heathrow at 1755 on the same day. 

This Trip Includes

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast at the 5 star Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa
  • All green fees and range balls at each venue (2 x Yas Links, 1 x Abu Dhabi and 1 x Saadiyat Beach)
  • Return flights including 30 kg baggage allowance
  • Daily coaching clinics and on-course coaching
  • Buggies included at all courses
  • Airport transfers and transfers to all of the golf courses
  • Daily competitions with excellent prizes
  • Post trip coaching feedback including email and video
  • 2 free days with the option to play The Majlis course, The Emirates Club at an extra cost
  • Goody bag
£600 supplement for a single room, non-golfers price on request. Prices are subject to change.

The Golf Courses

The three courses that we will play are all ranked in the top five in Abu Dhabi and Yas Links is the number one course in the UAE!

Yas Links
Abu Dhabi National
Saadiyat Beach


Our accommodation will be at the luxurious 5* Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa at Abu Dhabi National GC. We’ve stayed here before on a previous trip and it is an excellent hotel with superb facilities. 

Meet the Team

We have a very talented team hosting this trip.

Michael O'Connor

PGA Professional

Larry Marriott

PGA Professional

Michael O'Connor

Michael has had an illustrious playing career as an amateur and a professional including winning the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Assistant Professional’s Championship and the prestigious Sunningdale Foursomes with Luke Donald, at the time they were the youngest winners in the history of the event.

In 2003 Michael qualified as a PGA Professional. Always a keen student of the game he turned his attention to coaching and enjoys helping his pupils of all ages and abilities reach their full potential. To this end he has acquired many coaching qualifications including Trackman Professional Level 2 certification, NLP Practitioner for Sport, TimeLine and Hypnosis therapy and Explanar swing trainer coach. He is also currently studying the benefits of Pilates for golfers.

He runs a thriving junior academy at The Lambourne Club where he teaches over 100 children every week including pupils from 4 local schools.

Michael has a passion for travelling and has combined this with his desire to coach by forming his travel business. Over the last 15 years he has taken his pupils to many of the premier golf clubs and hotels in the world and given them some experiences that they will remember forever!

He has a broad knowledge of all things golf and completed the PGA’s certificate of golf management in record time and was also a member of the PGA’s rules committee having achieved the highest ever score in their entrance exam.

Finally he’s a good man to have on a trip as he speaks French, Spanish and Italian and even knows a few words in Arabic and Swedish!

Favourite Courses

Larry Marriott

Larry has been a PGA Professional since 2011 and is the Head Assistant professional at The Lambourne Club in Buckinghamshire. 

He has been victorious on many occasions in local amateur and professional events and his name can be found on many of the honours boards at The Lambourne Club. He considers his finest achievement on the course to be his success with Scott Marshall in the illustrious BB + O Fourball Championship in 2016. 

Larry has hosted many overseas coaching trips to destinations including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Spain and Portugal. He uses his excellent organisational skills and his experience of many exceptional courses and hotels from previous trips to ensure that all of his trips are a success.

Larry’s passion is coaching golf and he is permanently trying to improve himself as a coach. He is very interested in the mechanics of the golf swing and frequently participates in CPD courses run by the PGA to increase his knowledge and subsequently his performance as a mentor to his pupils. 

He is a Frankly Golf accredited putting coach and specialises in helping his pupils with their short games. He believes that improving the short-game is the quickest way to reduce your scores. Consequently much of the coaching focus on our trips is on the short-game which our pupils really enjoy and are quickly able to see the benefits when playing on the course. 

Larry has also passed the PGA’s advanced rules of golf exam with a distinction. 

Favourite Courses