About Golf Gardens
As the first residential development in Abu Dhabi to offer life on the edge of a golf course, it is located in close proximity to the iconic Abu Dhabi Golf Club complex, home to The Westin Hotel and the Abu Dhabi Golf Course, which offers a wide range of leisure activities. With a colossal residential area of 1.89 million sq. ft, Golf Gardens consists exclusively of upscale villas and townhouses, with a total of 395 houses. It is worth mentioning that Golf Gardens is also frequently called Al Raha Golf Gardens.
Moreover, the golf lifestyle development was thoughtfully curated by Aldar Properties to cater to the needs of its residents with the help of the following amenities:
- Landscaped gardens
- Community hall
- 2 mixed and 1 female-only gym
- Sauna and steam room
- Community hall
- 2 tennis courts
- 2 squash courts
- Games room
- Children’s play areas and pool
- BBQ area
- Infinity pool of 229 ft
- Lap pool of 164 ft
- Large podium
Not forgetting the bespoke community services that are provided to homeowners, which include concierge services, childcare, 24-hour security and tennis lessons, as well as yoga, pilates and spin classes. Golf Gardens by Aldar Properties also regularly hosts an array of exciting community events, where residents can socialize with each other and spend an unforgettable time with their families.
- Beachfront Golf Course
- White Sandy Beaches
- Premier Hotels And Residences
- World-class Educational Offerings
Location and Accessibility
Golf Gardens is situated next to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St and opposite the coveted area of Al Raha Beach. That being said, in just a 10-minute drive, it is possible to reach Zayed City, home to one of the leading public academic institutions in Abu Dhabi; Zayed University, and Masdar City - a pioneer in sustainability and a hub for research and development. Less than 20 minutes’ away is Abu Dhabi International Airport, which is very convenient for those who travel on a frequent basis for business. Moreover, travel time to the iconic Expo 2020 site in Dubai is slightly over 1 hour.
Khuzama is a collection of 4-bedroom townhouses, designed for smaller families, with an area ranging from 3,600 sq. ft to 3,681 sq. ft. These townhouses consist of 2 levels (G+1) and boast a 2-car garage of 355 sq. ft, an EV charger, a patio, and a balcony of 97 sq. ft. Moreover, homeowners have a terrace, a Majlis, a lobby and maid’s quarters at their full disposal. It is possible to acquire a Khuzama townhouse of 3,679 sq. ft for a starting price of AED 3.3М (USD 899К).
Orchid comes in the form of 6-bedroom villas of 6,885 sq. ft to 7,276 sq. ft, comprising 2 levels (G+1). Among the defining features of this property are a generously-sized family room, a terrace, as well as an expansive garden, which can be found on either side of the villas. Not forgetting a swimming pool, 2 balconies with a total area of 710 sq. ft, 2 staff rooms and a 2-car garage of 355 sq. ft. With that in mind, interested real estate buyers can purchase an Orchid villa of 7,276 sq. ft for AED 7М (USD 1.9М).
Gardenia represents a selection of villas with 4-bedroom layouts, where the façade beautifully combines wood, glass and stone. Similar to the previously mentioned counterparts, the Gardenia villas boast terraces, a majlis room and a staff room. Furthermore, homeowners have a private swimming pool, a 2-car garage of 355 sq. ft and an EV charger at their full disposal. The Gardenia collection consists of 2 floors (G+1) and has a total area that varies between 3,584 sq. ft and 5,780 sq. ft. This type of property of 4,400 sq. ft costs a minimum of AED 4.3М (USD 117М).
The stunning focal point of Golf Gardens is undoubtedly the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Complex, ever-popular among golf enthusiasts. Besides a golf course, the development includes The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, constructed back in 2011, which is presently operated by Marriott International. The guests of the luxury 5-star hotel are treated to a total of 6 gourmet restaurants, 2 swimming pools and a spa, besides 172 suites.
Operated by Troon, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which is part of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Complex, houses 27 holes of Championship golf and an iconic falcon-shaped clubhouse, surrounded by beautiful landscaped areas, fairways and bunkers. Not forgetting the Falcon Performance Institute which contains Trackman & Body track and three 19 ft x 19 ft bays, with 2 designated areas for teaching, and the remaining one for club fitting. From 2006 to 2021, its 18-hole Championship course has hosted the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, presented by EGA, A Rolex Series Event. In Q1 2022 it was reported that the prestigious event will relocate to the sought-after Yas Links Abu Dhabi, which is next to the bestselling Yas Acres community.
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Golf Gardens offers freehold ownership to UAE nationals only, giving the country's citizens the right to benefit from 100% ownership of the property and the land it is built on. With that in mind, the property can be sold, leased, or occupied at the owner’s will. Homeowners in Golf Gardens can use their villa/townhouse not only for residential purposes but also to generate a passive income. The gated development features an array of residential options for real estate buyers and tenants to select from, such as 4 separate styles of 3-6 bedroom villas with private swimming pools (Gardenia, Narjis, Orchid and Lailak), as well as 2 styles of 3 and 4-bedroom townhouses (Jouri and Khuzama). All the developments in Golf Gardens were completed in 2009 and are ready to move in.
Although foreigners are not allowed to purchase a property in Golf Gardens, they can rent and live there with their families. Those living in Golf Gardens will be able to benefit from the excellent public transport infrastructure, with the Golf Gardens Bus Stop located right within the community. The luxury residential community is set within a 10-minute drive from some of the leading academic institutions in Abu Dhabi, including Al Yasmina Academy, GEMS American Academy and Raha International School.
Thanks to its luscious leafy spaces and top-notch amenities mentioned earlier, Golf Gardens was one of the top popular areas for luxury villa rentals and purchases in 2021, according to Bayut & dubizzle. In fact, it has seen a 1.86% increase in price per sq. ft, averaging at AED 825 (USD 224) compared to 2020, as UAE residents are opting for larger homes, amidst the remote working and home-schooling trend. There is also a shortage of villas and townhouses in the Abu Dhabi real estate market, as opposed to apartments and studios.
From a rental perspective, Golf Gardens offers a 5.87% return on investment for luxury villas, with the rental cost of a 3-bedroom residence starting at AED 140К (USD 38.1К) per year. The selling price of a similar 3-bedroom property starts from AED 2.38М (USD 648К)with a property area of 1,248 sq. ft. If we consider larger units, buying a 4-bedroom villa will cost an average of AED 3М (USD 817К), and renting such a villa can cost from AED 145К to AED 200К (USD 50К to USD 55К) per year.