PHILLIPS VISITS YAS LINKS AHEAD OF PRO-AM
30 January 2016
Kyle Phillips, President of Kyle Phillips Golf Course Design and designer of Yas Links, visited the course today ahead of the Abu Dhabi Invitational Pro-Am event tomorrow.
Phillips has over 30 years of experience designing courses and has been influenced in his designs by the landforms and strategic qualities of the greatest links and heathland courses. Speaking ahead of Sunday's pro-am Phillips commented:
“Yas Links is consistently recognised as the #1 course in the UAE as well as being included in many Top 100 standings. To now be placed amongst the Golf Digest top fifty is an honour, it’s rightfully deserved for the club to move up the rankings. We had high expectations in the creation of the layout and I believe we met and exceeded them, providing the ideal long-term home for many high-profile tournaments here at Yas Links.
"The outstanding course recognition is supported by the field in the Abu Dhabi Invitational; we’ve collected some of golf’s great names here this week aiming to raise funds for worthwhile causes, proving just what an attraction the course, Emirate and the tournament have become.”
In addition to Rory McIlroy, world’s number 3 golfer and four time Major winner, there will be a host of other professionals and celebrities getting in on the action tomorrow. These include Paul McGinley, Carly Booth, Roberto di Matteo, Brian Lara, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Carin Koch.