Golf in Abu Dhabi has dominated the Golf Digest Middle East rankings after its three championship-ready courses featured at the top of differing categories.

The awards were split into an editor’s choice category and a reader’s poll section.

In the editor’s choice category, Yas Links Golf Club was crowned the region’s best course while the Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club placed third and sixth respectively.

The emirate fared even better in the reader’s poll section with all three of the courses placing inside the top four.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club is set to host the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the start of 2012 after a successful year in 2011, where Germany’s Martin Kaymer took home the title.

Product development director of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Dayne Lim, said: “These vital recognitions highlight the significant progress Abu Dhabi as made as a world-class golf tourism destination.

“Golf tourism is a core pillar in Abu Dhabi’s long-term tourism strategy and endorsements like these will only further fuel our potential to sell the destination internationally.”