All set to tee off for a round or two

Saadiyat Island: While the fairway is open, the clubhouse at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is on hold until enough members sign up.

Teeing off at 11th hole of the Saadiyat Gof Club in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National
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The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club's championship golf course, designed by Gary Player, opened early last year.

In January, the architect Frank Gehry unveiled his design for a clubhouse at the Saadiyat course, which he said had been inspired by the kandura.

The clubhouse project, originally scheduled to be completed by 2013, is on hold.

TDIC said the clubhouse would be built only when the golf club had signed up a sufficient membership to justify building it. A temporary facility is in place that includes a golf shop and restaurant.

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