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P 4-5 Map of Egypt golf courses P 6-7 Introduction

Alexandria & The Mediterranean Sea P9

Alexandria Sporting Club

P 10

Porto Marina El Alamein

P 11

What to do off-course?

Cairo & Surroundings P 12

Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort

P 13

Gezira Sporting Club

P 14

Solaimaneyah

P 15

Dreamland

P 16

Mena House Golf Club

P 17

JW Marriott Mirage City Golf Club

P 18

Amarante Golf City

P 19

What to do off-course?

Luxor P 20 Royal Valley P 21

Golf City - Pyramids GC

Golf Club

What to do off-course?

Golf & Tennis Resort

Red Sea P 22 Stella Di Mare Golf Resort P 23 El Gouna

- The Links – Ain Sukhna

Golf Club

P 24 Madinat Makadi Golf Resort – Makadi Bay P 25 Steigenberger Al Dau Resort P 26 The Cascades

- Hurghada

Golf & Country Club – Soma Bay

P 27 What to do off-course?

Sinai P 28

Taba Heights

P 29

Maritim Jolie Ville

P 30

What to do off-course?

Golf Resort Golf & Resort

P 31 The Future's bright

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CYPRUS

M e d i t e r r a n e a n

E U RO P E AS I A

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EGYPT A F R I CA

Beaches Sallum

Sidi Barani

Rosetta

Marsa Matruh

Alexandria

El Mansura TANIS

Bo rg Damanhur E l Arab

El Alamein

Tanta

Wadi elNatroun

Ismailia

Golf Courses

Rafah

El Arish

Port Said

Bardawil L ake

SUEZ CANAL

Porto Marina

Sidi Abd el Rahman

Diving Sites

Damietta

Main Airports

Za ran i k

Main Roads Marina

Ti m sa h L ake

Zagazig

Monasteries

Cairo

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TEL EL AMARNA

Dahab

El Tur

Qasr Farafra

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M A K A D I BAY

SOMA BAY

WADI HAMMAMAT

Qena DANDARA

Dakhl a Oas i s

Mut

AL BAGAWAT NECROPOLIS

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KARNAK

Luxor

Al Kharga TEMPLE OF KHNOUM

Kharga Oa s i s

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Kom Ombo

TEMPLE OF SOBEK & HAREORIS

Sa l u g a & Gh a za l e

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Edfu

Baris Dush

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Port Ghalib

Esna Bulaq

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VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Ain Umm Dabadi b

El Quseir

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El Qasr

Tourist Information Offices

SA H L H AS H E ES H

Safaga

ABYDOS

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Sound & Light Shows

Ras M o h am m e d

MONS CLAUDIANUS

Nile River Sohag

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Pyramids

Sharm el-Sheikh El Gouna

Asyut

Ports

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Abu minqar Gelf

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Abu G al l u m

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Nuweiba

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Taba

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National Parks

Pharaoh’s Island

Abu ST CATHERINE’S Ras Rudeis

Ras Gharib

Taba

Taba Heights

Za’farana

MONS PORPHYRITES

El Minya

SERABIT EL KHADIM

ST ANTHONY’S MONASTERY ST PAUL’S MONASTERY

Bahari yya Oas i s

W h i te D e s e

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El Fayoum

Beni Suef

ALEXANDER THE GREAT TEMPLE

Sinai

PORTO EL SUKHNA

Bawiti

Wh ite D ese r t

Ras Sidr

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Memphis

Qaroun L ake Fayoum Oas i s

Wa d i E l Raya n

Museums

Oyoun Musa Ain Sukhna

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T h e G re a t Sa nd Sea

Qa ro u n La ke

Giza

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Gabal El Mawta Cleopatra Gabal Bath El Dakrur Siwa

Siwa

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Monuments

Suez

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Qara Oasis Si wa Oa si s

PYRAMIDS OF GIZA PYRAMIDS OF SAQQARA

Aswan

SAAD EL-ALI, THE HIGH DAM

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Wad i E l G e m al

Berenice

Ra s Ba n a s

PHILAE KALABSHA Tr o p i c o f C a n c e r

Lake Nasser

Shalatin

WADI EL-SUBUA AMADA Tushka

ABU SIMBEL OWAYNAT MOUNT 1 934 M

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Qasr Ibram Halaib


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Egypt Golf Courses Overview

Alexandria Sporting Club

1

Porto Marina El Alamein

2

Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort

6

Mena House Golf Club

7

Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort

3

Gezira Sporting Club

4

Solaimaneyah Golf City

5

JW Marriott Mirage City Golf Club

8

Amarante Golf City

9

Luxor Royal Valley Golf Club

10

Stella Di Mare Golf Resort The Links

11

El Gouna Golf Club

12

Steigenberger Al Dau Resort

14

The Cascades Golf & Country Club

15

Taba Heights Golf Resort

16

Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort

17

Madinat Makadi Golf Resort

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Welcome to the land of pharaohs, fairways and endless sun… Verdant fairways laid out on an arid desertscape like undulating emerald carpets… Palm trees swaying gently from a cooling sea breeze, fanning manicured greens under cobalt blue skies… Pyramids and other iconic landmarks so close you can almost reach out and touch them as you putt… Luxury spa hotels to pamper you with a relaxing, post-round massage while you gaze across white-sand beaches to the azure Red Sea and rose-pink mountains… This is golf, Egypt-style. An experience without par anywhere else in the world. Egypt’s golfing heritage goes back to the 19th century; you can still play on three historic courses first built by the British over 100 years ago, one right at the base of the mighty Pyramid of Cheops. But it is a latter-day boom in golf course development and golf tourism which has transformed Egypt into one of the world’s fastest-growing golf destinations. In just 10 years, it has gone from its original three standard-bearers to almost 20 top-class golf courses – with many more under construction or planned. The courses are spread right across the country. You can tee off in the historic hearts of the capital, Cairo, and Cleopatra’s home city, Alexandria; play on courses which are part of huge, self-contained leisure complexes in Cairo’s suburbs; swing away on a pristine stretch of the Mediterranean coast; send a drive soaring towards the Luxor mountains where the pharaohs of ancient Egypt were buried; and sink putts on Red Sea Riviera courses from the Sinai Peninsula to the northern and western Red Sea coasts. It is golf of the very highest calibre, too. Famous names including Gary Player, Fred Couples and Karl Litten have already put their stamp on Egypt’s courses. New projects will bear the hallmarks of such luminaries as Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr, Jack Nicklaus and five-time Open Championship winner Peter Thompson. With such a pedigree, it is little wonder Egypt’s golf is no longer a secret. Having won the prestigious accolade of Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year from world golf tourism organisation IAGTO in 2006, Egypt’s international reputation for golf has grown rapidly, as has the number of visiting golfers coming to Egypt. Isn’t it time you discovered the treasures of Egypt’s golf courses for yourself?


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ALEXANDRIA

SPORTING CLUB

and leaves you with a difficult return shot for your second if you go beyond the green and find the lurking bunker.

San Stefano Stanley

years of the 19th century as part of a recreational retreat, its Although one of Egypt’s most exclusive institutions,

splash of green amidst the vitality and energy of a city in

the Alexandria Sporting Club welcomes visiting golfers. For

perpetual motion.

anyone spending time in Alexandria, the chance to play golf on a historic track in a city founded by Alexander the Great and ruled over by the Ptolemies until Cleopatra took her own

Bibliotheca Alexandrina City Centre Pompei’s Pillar Graeco-Roman Museum Western Harbour Tombs of Kom al-Shuqafa To El Alamein

elta

Visiting golfers welcome

18 holes are today encircled by Egypt’s second city, a tranquil

Traditional English-style layout

an ne rra

Eastern Sporting Alexandria Sporting Club Harbour Golf Course

and close to Alexandria’s ancient harbour lies one of Egypt’s most venerable golf clubs. Built by the British in the latter

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Montazah Palace To Abu Quir and Rosetta

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Little more than a pitching wedge from the Mediterranean

Each hole has two tee positions. Pick of the holes is the 5th, a 205-yard par-3 which leaves little room to go left or right

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A splash of green encircled by the city

18 HOLES PAR 70 5,960 YARDS / 5,450 METRES RATING 69 DATE OF OPENING: 1889

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Desert Highway, To Wadi El Natroun and Cairo

Who can play? Members, daily fee golfers, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf pro, golf lessons, driving range.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, pro shop.

life after her lover, Mark Anthony, was defeated by Roman The Alexandria Sporting Club course is very much a traditio-

emperor Octavian would be too good to pass up. It may be a

nal English-style layout, albeit with palm trees and year-

pleasant walk in the park, but it will not be a walkover.

round sunshine – luxuries its builders would not have been used to back home. At less than 6,000 yards, it may lack distance, but the mature trees, small greens and gaping bunkers guarding greens ensure golfers don’t get off too lightly. Get too close to one of the large trees and you will find your way to the green totally blocked. The trees also provide welcome shade from the sun. The course has four par-3 holes, ranging from 175 to 210 yards, and four par-4s. There are two par-5s, the 13th and 14th, the club’s longest at 580 yards.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, club rental.

Other facilities: The Alexandria Sporting Club also has two swimming pools, horse riding, polo, tennis, squash, basketball, football, billiards and a children’s area. Information: Tel: +20 3 543 3627 /8/9 Fax: +20 3 546 1413 Address: Omar Lotfy St. Tram: Sporting Club Station.

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THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

PORTO MARINA EL ALAMEIN 18 HOLES PAR 62 4,047 YARDS / 3,701 METRES ARCHITECT: RAYMOND HEARN DATE OF OPENING: 2007 Who can play? Hotel guests, daily fee golfers, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, golf pros, individual golf lessons, floodlit driving range, practice bunker and practice green.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, pro shop, air-conditioned locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, buggies, club and shoe rental.

Other facilities: Marina, on-site hotel with 3 restaurants and 2 bars, hotel shuttle bus to/from course, diving centre, water sports including jet skis and catamarans, 2 children’s clubs, 3 tennis courts, volley ball, football, horse riding, open air cinema.

T h e M e d i t e r ra n e a Ras el Shaqiq To Marsa Matruh El Draziya

El Alamein

Thalasso Therapy Centre features facilities including an indoor heated pool, steam bath, sauna, gym and offers a wide variety of massages, water-based treatments and packages.

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To Alexandria

The first golf destination on Egypt’s north coast

Paspalum grass thrives on saline and brackish water and this variety, which has a smaller leaf to give a faster putting surface and truer roll, is the first to be planted in Egypt.

Taposiris

Bahig El Hammam Burg El Arab Abu Mina Porto Marina Golf Course

With its new 18-hole golf course, Porto Marina is the first golf destination on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. A blend of exe-

Floodlit driving range

cutive course and a championship course, Golf Porto Marina provides golfers with an excellent walking course that can be

Practice facilities include a 300-yard floodlit driving range

played in three hours or less. The par-62 “Super Executive”

with 20 bays and seven target greens from 50 to 275 yards.

course has three tee locations on each hole and offers a mix

The golf academy covers all aspects of play from basic fun-

of 10 par-3s and eight par-4s – ideal for beginners and high

damentals and bunker play to pitching, putting and chipping,

handicappers, yet still providing an enjoyable challenge for

course management and etiquette of the game. A certificate

better golfers who want to improve their medium and short

is awarded at the end of the training course, together with a

games.

photograph with the golf pro. The course is located 5km from the resort of Porto Marina and its luxury hotel. Water

Information: Tel: +20 46 445 2711/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/20/22 Fax: +20 46 445 2712/21

Salt-tolerant Paspalum grass is used to conserve fresh water

Address: Km 105 from the north coast of Alexandria - Marsa Matrouh Road.

Laid out on an arid stretch of coastal desert, the course features three lakes in its landscaped layout as well as several bunkers, native desert areas and 750 specially-planted palm

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trees. The lakes are now attracting birds and other wildlife. In an eco-friendly move, Sea Dwarf Paspalum turf grass has been used on the course to conserve fresh water because water is at a premium in the harsh desert environment.

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sports are centred on a 10km lagoon, while the soft sands of Mediterranean beaches are only a short taxi ride away.


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Alexandria & The Mediterranean Sea What to do off-course?

Historic Alexandria

Museums and palaces

Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in about 331BC. The Pharos (lighthouse) of Alexandria was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and once stood by the harbour. The 40-metre-high structure was the tallest on earth, but was destroyed in the Middle Ages. A 15th century fort now stands on its foundations. Among surviving Greek and Roman ruins are the Catacombs of Kom al-Shuqafa and Egypt’s only Roman amphitheatre. Famed for the Library of Alexandria, the ancient world’s largest, the city is now home to the striking, glass-roofed Bibliotheca Alexandrina library, inaugurated in 2003.

Former royal palace Montazah, built by the last Khedive of Egypt in 1892, is set in gardens used occasionally for concerts and theatre performances in summer. The former palace of Fatma el-Zahara is now the Royal Jewellery Museum and contains a collection of gems from the 19th century dynasty of Mohamed Ali. While little of ancient Alexandria survives, relics from the period from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD chronicle the city’s heyday in the Graeco-Roman Museum. The Museum of Fine Arts contains a collection of architectural pieces, art and sculptures.

East of Alexandria

West of Alexandria

The ancient city of Rosetta, 65km east of Alexandria, is famed for being where the Rosetta Stone was discovered. The Rosetta Stone, now housed in the British Museum, was created in 196BC and written in hieroglyphics, another Egyptian script and classical Greek. It was discovered by the French in 1799 and helped unlock the secrets of the previously undecipherable hieroglyphics. Rosetta became the principle port on Egypt’s northern coast following Alexandria’s decline after the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. It is noted for the Delta-style Ottoman architecture of its restored merchants houses, built with distinctive, moulded bricks.

The beautiful sands to the west of Alexandria are becoming beach, sun and water sports destinations. One-time coastal village El Alamein is now a burgeoning resort destination with luxury hotels. The scene of a decisive Allied victory in World War II, there is also a war museum and cemetery. Nearby Porto Marina became an upmarket tourist resort in 2005 and continues to expand. Marsa Matruh is becoming popular for its soft, white beaches, azure seas and rock formations. The Rommel Museum is here. Siwa Oasis, 300km south of Marsa Matruh in the Sahara, can be visited on a tour.


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CAIRO

KATAMEYA HEIGHTS GOLF & TENNIS RESORT

18 HOLES PAR 72 6,800 YARDS / 6,218 METRES SSS 72 9 HOLES PAR 35 2,985 YARDS / 2,729 METRES ARCHITECT: YVES BUREAU DATE OF OPENING: 1997 Who can play? Members, daily fee golfers (visitors are encouraged to play Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays), tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, PGA instructors, individual and group lessons, double-ended driving range, 3 practice greens.

The clubhouse: Bars, restaurants, lounges, billiards room, cards room, pro shop, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, buggies, club rental, 3 food and beverages stations on the course.

Other facilities: Tennis centre with 10 clay courts, 3 squash courts and gym; 50-metre swimming pool; supermarket; hair salon and separate children’s centre clubhouse with 2 heated pools, supervised playground, 2 playrooms, nursery and clinic.

To Ismailia

Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road

Amarante Golf City

Cairo To the Pyramids Khan el-Khalili Zamalek Bazaar Centre

Gezira Sporting Club Golf Course

Egyptian Museum

Old Cairo Coptic To Saqqara Museum

er Riv

Offers 3 Jacuzzis, 2 saunas, a steam room and a massage room with treatments available until 9 pm. The gym features treadmills, weights, step and bike machines.

To Suez

Mirage City Golf Course

The Citadel

Nile

The Spa and Health Club

Heliopolis

Giza

Nasr City

the long and difficult par-4 14th and leading into the hardest

Katameya Heights was the standard bearer for Egypt’s new

pars are rare.

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17th and the challenge of the narrow, uphill 18th, on which

wave of golf development when it opened in 1997, 100 years after the first courses appeared. Laid out on hilly terrain on

Katameya Heights Golf Course

State-of-the-art instruction

vation changes, it was also the first commercial development

Before your round, you can hone your skills with practice

combining golf and real estate in Egypt and immediately set

facilities including a 24-bay double-end driving range or get

the benchmark in terms of quality with its Yves Bureau-desi-

tuition from PGA professionals at the golf academy. It uses

gned course, elegant clubhouse, extensive leisure facilities

state-of-the-art video swing analysis, high-speed digital pho-

and well-appointed villas. The Championship Course chal-

tography and detailed, on-screen graphics together as part

lenges all abilities, while the Nine-Hole Course better suits

of a coaching concept aimed at improving scores and

higher handicap golfers – although tricky bunkers, water and

players’ enjoyment of golf. Then after your round, enjoy a

a 500-yard par-5 hole still provide a test.

drink or meal in the clubhouse and sample its many facilities. For families, the dedicated children’s centre is a boon and

Golf on high Information: Tel: +20 2 2758 0512 to 7 Fax: +20 2 2758 0506

of its par-3 holes, a lake and out of bounds to avoid on the

the south-eastern outskirts of Cairo with some dramatic ele-

To Ain Sukhna and Hurghada To Minya

The course that started the modern boom

The undoubted star of the Championship Course is the signature hole, the par-5 15th, which provides sweeping

Address: New Cairo City (Fifth District) Ring Road, Cairo.

views of Cairo. The landing area for tee shots is 40 metres

golfreservations@katameyaheights.com golfoperation@katameyaheights.com www.katameyaheights.com

forms part of a demanding finish to the course, coming after

below, where the fairway doglegs around a lake for a riskladen approach to the bunker-protected green. The hole

includes a nursery.


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GEZIRA SPORTING CLUB

18 HOLES (PLAYED ON 9 FAIRWAYS) PAR 70 5,860 YARDS / 5,358 METRES RATING 68 DATE OF OPENING: 1883

Who can play?

A green oasis in central Cairo Set on an island in the middle of the Nile, Egypt’s oldest golf

Just a short walk from a five-star hotel

course is a green oasis right in the heart of Cairo. The Gezira

Even as a nine-hole course, Gezira is short by today’s stan-

Sporting Club was established by the British 125 years ago

dards, in common with its other venerable siblings in Egypt.

on 150 acres of botanical gardens on Zamalek Island pre-

However, it still manages to pack in three holes around or

viously established for ruler Khedive Ismail. Originally the

just over the 500-yard mark, to give six par-5s in an 18-hole

golf course was an 18-hole layout inside a horse-racing track

was needed for other facilities in the 1960s, the course was reduced to nine holes, but played as 18 holes with double greens and tees.

par-3s. The course may not tax your golfing ability to the limit, but few capital cities in the world can claim to offer golf in such delightful settings and in such a central position, yet just a few minutes’ walk from a five-star hotel, the equallyhistoric Cairo Marriott, formerly a royal palace.

Visiting golfers welcomed The course makes for a peaceful, serene escape from the

To the Pyramids Khan el-Khalili Giza Zamalek Bazaar Centre Gezira Sporting Club Golf Course

Egyptian Museum

Heliopolis

To Suez

Mirage City Golf Course

The Citadel

Old Cairo Coptic Museum

To Saqqara

er Riv

focal point for Cairo’s high society for 70 years. When land

Amarante Golf City

Cairo

Nile

alongside polo fields, and the Gezira Sporting Club was the

round. The remaining holes consist of two par-4s and four

Members, daily fee golfers, tourist groups welcome.

To Ismailia

Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road

To Minya

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf pro, golf lessons, floodlit driving range.

Nasr City

Services: Katameya Heights Golf Course To Ain Sukhna and Hurghada

Pro shop, caddies, trolleys, club rental.

Other facilities: The course is part of the exclusive Gezira Sporting Club. Facilities for members there include restaurants, swimming pool, a health club, floodlit tennis, track and field athletics, squash, polo, horse riding, basketball, cycling, hockey and gymnastics.

hustle and bustle of Cairo for those who want to play a quick nine or 18 holes and it welcomes visiting golfers. The luxuriant shrubs all around this part of the island are a testament to its horticultural heritage. And while the mature trees on the course provide a pleasant green frame for the city’s skyline – dominated by the graceful, slender form of the 190m Cairo Tower – they can also present you with some challenging

Information: Tel: +20 2 2735 6000 Tel: +20 2 2736 0328 Fax: +20 2 2736 0416 Address: 16 Saraya El Gezira, St., Zamalek.

questions if you stray from the centre of the fairways.

geziragolf@gmail.com www.geziragolf.com (under construction)

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CAIRO

SOLAIMANEYAH GOLF CITY PYRAMIDS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

27 HOLES PAR 72 (18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE) 7,004 YARDS / 6,404 METRES 9-HOLE FLOODLIT COURSE PAR 33 2,025 YARDS / 1,852 METRES ARCHITECT: RONALD FREAM DATE OF OPENING: 1998

Who can play? Members, daily fee golfers, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, PGA instructors, individual and group lessons, floodlit driving range, floodlit practice course, short game practice area.

The clubhouse: Dining in restaurants and terrace, lounge, pro shop, locker rooms, swimming pool.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, buggies, club rental, halfway house food and beverages stations on the courses.

Other facilities:

The Health Club & Spa includes a fully-equipped gym with the latest fitness equipment, steam room, sauna room and Jacuzzi.

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A feast of golf amid 2,000 acres The Nile Delta To Cairo Airport

To Alexandria

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The Solaimaneyah Family Club offers three swimming pools (one ladies-only and one for children), tennis courts, squash courts and a health club and spa. Also in the complex are a hotel and villas, supermarket, post office, drug store, clinic, bank, shops and a hairdresser.

Solaimaneyah Golf City

iver

Cairo Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

Gezira Sporting Club Centre Golf Course Egyptian Museum Mena House Old Cairo Coptic Golf Course Giza Museum Pyramids of Giza Dreamland Pyramids Golf Course To El of Aboussir Minya Saqqara To El Fayoum

To Dahshour

Egypt’s biggest floodlit driving range

One of the biggest golf resorts in the Middle East, the Pyramids Golf & Country Club serves up a feast of golf in a

A floodlit, nine-hole executive course is ideal for beginners

2,000-acre landscape of lush fairways, trees, flowers and

or those wanting to sharpen their short game. The training

man-made lagoons 30 miles north of Cairo. Three nine-hole

and practice facilities are among the most comprehensive

loops form its South, West and East courses, giving 27 holes

you will find anywhere, and include Egypt’s biggest floodlit

of progressively more difficult golf.

driving range, accommodating up to 50 players at a time. A short game area features two greens and practice bunkers,

Choose from South, West or East courses

and the Pyramids Golf Academy uses the latest “A-Star” video equipment for detailed swing analysis. The clubhouse is surrounded by trees and sits on the highest point of the

The South Course offers a forgiving introduction with its

complex, offering a relaxing environment and panoramic

wide fairways, friendly lakes and broad, undulating greens.

views. Perfect for unwinding after an energetic round. And if

This is your best opportunity for getting pars or birdies on

you stay for a meal, you can choose from Asian, French,

your scorecard. The West and East nines comprise the

Italian or Lebanese cuisine at Solaimaneyah Golf City, which

Information: Tel: +20 2 3910 2000 to +20 2 3910 2008 19998 Fax: +20 2 3338 5666

Championship Course. For higher handicap players, the West

also includes a hotel.

Address: Km 55, Cairo Alexandria Desert Road, Cairo.

East Course presents the toughest challenge. Water comes

sales@soleimaniacity.com www.solaimaneyah.com

Course is better combined with its easier companion, the South Course. More lakes step the degree of difficulty up a notch or two and demand greater accuracy of shots. The into play from the 1st hole, a testing dogleg, while the par-5 7th is crossed by water no less than three times. Add narrow fairways to the mix, and it becomes a shot-maker’s delight.


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CAIRO

DREAMLAND GOLF & TENNIS RESORT

18 HOLES PAR 72 7,205 YARDS / 6,588 METRES RATING 74 9 HOLES PAR 36 3,532 YARDS / 3,230 METRES ARCHITECT: KARL LITTEN DATE OF OPENING: 1997

Who can play? Members, residents and non-residents, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, PGA instructors, individual and group lessons, floodlit driving range, putting and practice greens.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, outside terrace, waterfalls, bar with a natural green which can be used for pitching practice, pro shop, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Services:

Pharaonic touch

Caddies, trolleys, club rental, 2 food and beverage halfway houses on the Championship Course, mobile beverage cart.

overlooking the course. The longest, and arguably the most scenic, hole is the 580-yard, par-5 6th, which doglegs left around an encroaching lake.

Solaimaneyah Golf City

bearing the yardage information and diagram for each hole, there is no mistaking where you are playing when you tee off

The Nile Delta To Alexandria

Indiana Jones-style clubhouse

at Dreamland, just 10 minutes from the Pyramids of Giza. If you need any further reminder, the Pyramids are visible

One of the highlights of the Dreamland resort is its Indiana

from some holes of its newest addition, the nine-hole

Jones-style clubhouse, complete with waterfalls, rocks, brid-

Pharoah Course. There is even a pharaonic touch to the

ge with lashed-rope supports and a wooden terrace on stilts

names of holes on the new course, the opening hole natural-

as well as a lounge and restaurant. Teaching is available from

ly being called Ramses the First! Whichever course you choo-

PGA pros at the on-course academy and there is a floodlit

se, the golf is fit for kings and queens.

driving range for night use. Dreamland is a destination in its own right, being part of a 2,000-acre development incorpo-

One of Egypt’s longest courses

rating the Dreampark amusement park and other leisure

The Championship Course is among the longest in Egypt at

with a swim-up bar, children’s club and spa. More hotels are

over 7,200 yards, and can be played from four sets of tees

being built alongside.

facilities plus shops and cinemas. The Hilton includes a pool

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Cairo

Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Gezira Sporting Club Centre Golf Course Egyptian Museum Mena House Old Cairo Coptic Golf Course Giza Museum Pyramids of Giza Dreamland Pyramids Golf Course To El of Aboussir Minya Saqqara

To El Fayoum

To Dahshour

Other facilities: Tennis academy, swimming pool, croquet, shopping centre, adjacent amusement park, cinemas, business and conference centre, hospital, horse riding stables, spa and wellness centre, beauty centre.

The Spa & Wellness Centre at the on-course Hilton Pyramids Resort hotel offers wellness packages, facial and body treatments, massage, hydrotherapy, fitness gym and classes, sauna, pools and make-up.

not including the championship marks. Karl Litten’s design is tighter than it appears at first glance. Stands of trees and large waste sand areas planted with colourful shrubs separa-

Information: Tel: +20 2 3855 3164 Fax: +20 2 3855 3163

te the narrow fairways. More challenges are provided by mounding and lakes, two of which provide grandstand finishes to the 9th and 18th holes, directly in front of the

Address: Dreamland city, Alwahat Road, Cairo.

Hilton Pyramids hotel, which has rooms with balconies

dreamgolf@ie-eg.com www.dreamlandgolf.com

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CAIRO

MENA HOUSE GOLF CLUB

18 HOLES (PLAYED ON 9 FAIRWAYS) PAR 68 5,315 YARDS / 4,860 METRES RATING 66 DATE OF OPENING: 1889 CLOSING DURING 2008 FOR MAJOR RENOVATIONS

Who can play? Members, hotel residents and non-residents, tourist groups.

Golf pro, individual and group lessons, floodlit driving range.

The clubhouse: Restaurant and bar, pro shop.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, club rental.

The Nile Delta To Cairo Airport

To Alexandria Solaimaneyah Golf City

The historic, adjacent Mena House hotel has a swimming pool set in landscaped gardens, tennis courts, jogging track, fitness centre, 4 restaurants, 4 bars and nightclubs, meeting facilities, and horse and camel riding to the nearby Pyramids. Information: Tel: +20 2 3766 644 Fax: +20 2 3377 5411

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Cairo Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

Gezira Sporting Club Centre Golf Course Egyptian Museum Mena House Old Cairo Coptic Golf Course Giza Museum Pyramids of Giza Dreamland Pyramids Golf Course To El of Aboussir Minya Saqqara To El Fayoum

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Golf in the shadow of the Pyramids

In the meantime, golfers can continue to enjoy an icon chanReach out and you almost feel as if you can touch the

ged little since its early days, soaking up the atmospheric

Pyramids as they tower above this, one of Egypt’s oldest

scenery as they putt or tee off in the shadow of the

courses. Nowhere else are you so close to the very fabric of

Pyramids. They can also dine in the course’s unassuming

the country’s ancient past than playing on the nine holes of

clubhouse restaurant while viewing one of the Seven Ancient

the Mena House course, which is part of the luxury Mena

Wonders of the World through the windows, the Great

House Oberoi hotel. First established over a century ago, the

Pyramid of Cheops. There are more amazing views of the

course can be played as 18 holes using the double tees and

Pyramids from the Mena House Oberoi hotel itself, which sits

double greens on each hole.

in 40 acres of exotic jasmine-scented gardens. Cairo’s grand dame has played host to kings, emperors, presidents and

Renovation project Major reconstruction work is expected to start during 2008 to transform and update the Mena House layout, an institution more than a golf course. The make-over, co-led by top golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, will take 12-14 months and will involve reshaping the course, removing some trees and extending two par-3 holes to par-4s, to take it to a par 70 from its present par 68. The new-look course will also feature three lakes,

Address: Mena House Golf Club, Pyramids’ Road, Giza, Cairo.

floodlighting, mounding, a new covering of Paspalum grass and automated irrigation. A new driving range and pool for hotel guests’ use are part of the redevelopment project, too.

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Cairo’s grand dame

celebrities for almost 140 years, a glorious history reflected in its antique furniture and rich, period décor.


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CAIRO

JW MARRIOTT MIRAGE CITY GOLF CLUB

27 HOLES PAR 72 7,108 YARDS / 6,500 METRES RATING 73 9 HOLES PAR 32 2,070 YARDS / 1,893 METRES ARCHITECT: PETER HARRADINE DATE OF OPENING: 1999

Who can play? Members, hotel residents and non-residents, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, PGA instructors, video and playing lessons, floodlit driving range, putting green.

The clubhouse: Neo-classical Castle Clubhouse has 3 restaurants and a bar, terrace, billiards, library, private meeting rooms, health club, pro shop, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, club rental, food and beverage service on the course.

Garden of Eden with a water park

the fiendish par-4 18th, its green perched imperiously on top

Lush fairways, exotic vegetation, serpentine lakes, waterfalls, of this enchanting golf course by Swiss architect Peter

Palatial clubhouse

There is even a themed water park boasting Cairo’s only

eminently playable by all standards of golfer. Complementing

beach at the five-star JW Marriott Cairo, which overlooks the

the golf course is a palatial clubhouse complete with restau-

first hole.

rant and sports bar, function rooms and a large terrace, as well as a golf academy with high-tech video training aids.

A sensory experience

Mirage City is just 10 minutes from Cairo’s international air-

Playing the 18-hole Championship Course, augmented since

Marriott to downtown Cairo and the capital’s largest shop-

its opening in 1999 by an executive course, is a sensory expe-

ping mall, the City Stars Mall.

also harbours many visual delights. For their scenic glory,

port at Heliopolis, and free shuttles operate from the JW

Egyptian Museum

Heliopolis

To Suez

Mirage City Golf Course

The Citadel

Old Cairo Coptic To Saqqara Museum

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The course has four tee positions for regular play, making it

Gezira Sporting Club Golf Course

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could claim to be a Garden of Eden, this must surely be it.

with the different fragrances of its flowers and trees, but it

To the Pyramids Khan el-Khalili Zamalek Bazaar Centre

Giza

Harradine, on the eastern outskirts of Cairo. If ever a course

rience. Not only does the course excite your sense of smell

Amarante Golf City

Cairo

and deposits them in a rock-lined stream at its base.

ponds and gurgling streams belie the barren desert origin

Other facilities:

To Ismailia

Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road

of a steep slope which collects half-hearted approach shots

To Minya

Nasr City

Katameya Heights Golf Course

The 428-bedroom JW Marriott hotel has 10 restaurants and bars, 4 tennis courts and tennis clinics, hotel golf shop, jogging trail, volleyball, horse riding nearby, spa, swimming pools and Cairo’s only sandy beach at The Beach Water Park, which also has water slides and a wave pool.

To Ain Sukhna and Hurghada

The Clubhouse Health Club offers cardiovascular equipment and weights, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room, with further fitness facilities at the JW Marriott Hotel Health Club including aerobics.

choose between the downhill, par-4 8th, with a spectacular view from the back tee, or the exquisite par-3 12th, a beauty with bite on which the green is edged on one side by a stone wall dripping with plants and on the other by a lake, as the signature hole for the course. But if it’s the challenge presen-

Information: Tel/fax: +20 2 2409 1464 Address: Ring Road, Mirage City, Cairo.

ted by a hole which merits the honour, look no further than

mhrs.caijw.dir.golf@marriotthotels.com www.golf.jwmarriottcairo.com/golf

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CAIRO

AMARANTE GOLF CITY 18 HOLES PAR 72 7,200 YARDS / 6,584 METRES ARCHITECT: YVES BUREAU DATE OF OPENING: 2000

Who can play? Members, daily fee golfers, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, golf pros, lessons and clinics, floodlit driving range, putting and chipping greens.

The clubhouse: There are 2 restaurants, 2 bars, terrace, function rooms, health club and swimming pool, billiard room, card room, pro shop, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Caddies, trolleys, buggies, club rental.

Other facilities: Three floodlit tennis courts.

To Ismailia

Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road

Services:

Amarante Golf City

Cairo To the Pyramids Khan el-Khalili Zamalek Bazaar Centre

Gezira Sporting Club Golf Course

Egyptian Museum Old Cairo Coptic Museum

Address: Km 12 Amarante hotels Golf City El Obour, Cairo, Ismailia Highway. 18

golfcity@jjwhotels.com

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Information: Tel: +20 2 4610 2161/2 Fax: +20 2 4610 2163 Mobile phone : +20 10 35 59 976 +20 10 39 96 224

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offers a fully-equipped gym, heated swimming pool, sauna, heated jacuzzi & Moroccan bath, steam rooms, whirlpool spa and a choice of massage treatments.

To Suez

Mirage City Golf Course

The Citadel

To Saqqara

The Clubhouse Health Club

Heliopolis

Giza

Nasr City

Katameya Heights Golf Course To Ain Sukhna and Hurghada

To Minya

Manicured fairways and greens are a delight to play

include a driving range which is floodlit for night use and a golf academy. Golf City also has three floodlit, clay surface tennis courts and a tennis pro.

Not so much a city as a haven for golfers, the beautifullymanicured, undulating fairways and greens of French archi-

Colonnaded clubhouse

tect Yves Bureau’s design at Golf City, in the eastern suburbs of Cairo, are a delight to play. The expansive fairways offer a

A grand, colonnaded clubhouse with a large terrace over-

more inviting prospect than other courses, yet still throw up

looks the 18th green, together with a swimming pool which is

plenty of challenges to test even the most accomplished

heated in colder months. Inside the clubhouse is a fully-

golfers.

equipped gym and health club together with function rooms with a capacity of up to 600 people. An architectural featu-

Floodlit driving range and tennis courts

re is its circular, first-floor gallery and domed ceiling. Casual

Well-placed hazards await the unwary or wayward golfer. The

phere upstairs. Just 10 minutes from Cairo International

course’s signature hole, the par-4 9th, features two lakes

Airport, Golf City is a tempting and convenient diversion for

with decorative fountains which need to be negotiated to

travellers who have a late flight.

safely reach the green. The course is peppered with bunkers and there are swathes of desert waste areas with palm trees, cacti and other vegetation. The course has recently been lengthened by nearly 200 yards. New, deeper fairway bunkers with vertical faces have also been added, the par-5 6th having seen some of the biggest changes. There are four tee boxes, with the back tees now almost 7,200 yards. Facilities

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Cairo & surroundings What to do off-course?

Cairo’s ancient past

Old Cairo

Take a magical history tour of Cairo to discover some of its ancient glories. First stop must be the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, regarded as the symbols of Cairo around the world. See them by day, then return at night for the spectacular Sound and Light Show. Allow at least half a day to visit the venerable Egyptian Museum, which holds some of ancient Egypt’s greatest artefacts. Tutankhamun’s treasures take pride of place but there is much else from the time of the pharaohs to wonder at, including the Mummy Room.

Discover Cairo’s Coptic history with a visit to the Coptic Museum, set in a garden in the Roman-era Babylon Fort, several walls of which still survive. Its ornate rooms are decorated with carved screens and painted ceilings and its displays show Coptic art, carvings, textiles and manuscripts from the city’s 700-year Christian period. The 3rd or 4th century El-Muallaqa Church is Cairo’s oldest Christian church and is known as the “Hanging Church” as it is built over a Roman gate. There are several Coptic churches in this part of Cairo, the oldest one of the city.

Islamic Cairo

Day trip to Saqqara

Dominating the Cairo skyline, the massive Citadel fortress was originally built by Saladin in the 12th century and looks out across the city’s Islamic Quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step inside to see its mosques, Jewel Palace and museums. Stroll the labyrinthine streets and alleys of the fascinating Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a lively market where you can haggle for souvenirs or traditional local crafts and people watch from a coffee house. A nearby highlight is the beautiful, 1,000-year-old Al-Azhar Mosque, with its graceful minarets and crenelated walls. See it at its best lit up at night.

A day trip to Saqqara, 30km south of Cairo, is worthwhile for anyone interested in Egypt’s past. The necropolis for Egypt’s ancient capital, Memphis, it was where the first pharaohs were buried. It is best known for its Step Pyramid, Egypt’s oldest pyramid which dates from the 3rd Dynasty and was built by Imhotep. Saqqara contains another 16 pyramids, in varying degrees of preservation. It is also noted for the burial chamber Pyramid Texts in the pyramid of 5th Dynasty pharaoh, Unas, and for the well-preserved scenes decorating the walls of the Old Kingdom Tombs.


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LUXOR

ROYAL VALLEY GOLF CLUB

Members, daily fee golfers, tourist groups.

Practice facilities: Double driving range, practice greens.

The clubhouse:

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To Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan

Here, you can play from King Tut tees in the shadow of the

There are four tee positions on each hole. The King Tut tees

temples and tombs of Egypt’s ancient ruling dynasties at the

tip the scales at 6,735 yards, while ladies and juniors teeing

Royal Valley Golf Club. Luxor’s year-round sun and mild win-

up on Nefertity [Nefertiti] play from a friendlier 5,215 yards.

ters are ideal for golf, and the course serves up golf fit for

Everywhere you look there are reminders of this area’s rich

kings and queens. Located on Luxor’s East Bank, 13km from its

past. Even the tee markers are evocative, being miniature

centre and 8km from the airport, Royal Valley is a course of

busts of their pharaonic namesakes (the other tee positions

two halves. After a front nine of generous fairways, numerous

are Ramsis [Ramses] II and Sphinx). Look up, and you can see

water hazards and protected greens, the back nine’s rolling

the mountains bearing the valleys where the ancient kings

fairways are narrower and feature larger waste areas.

and queens were laid to rest. Playing in such atmospheric surroundings adds a special element to a round at the Royal

Nubian-style clubhouse

Services:

The impressive Nubian-style clubhouse stands at one end of

Information: Tel: +20 20 95 928 0098 Fax: +20 20 95 928 0097 Mobile: +20 10 163 1339 Address: Luxor Airport Road, Teba City, El Madamod District.

www.golfluxor.net

Evocative reminders of the area’s rich past

Pharaohs and fairways come together royally in Luxor.

Restaurant and bar, pro shop, locker rooms, golf bag storage. Caddies, trolleys, power carts, buggies, club rental.

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18 HOLES PAR 72 6,735 YARDS / 6,158 METRES ARCHITECT: ARTHUR DAVIS DATE OF OPENING: 1999

a long lake shared by the 10th and 18th fairways. The water provides a formidable obstacle on the finishing, par-5 hole, eating into the fairway as if giant bites had been taken out of it. At 560 yards, it is also the longest, although the honour for the toughest hole goes to the long, par-4 13th, which measures 450 yards. Another tester is the par-3 6th, which requires a tee shot over a pond in front of a green guarded by three bunkers behind.

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Luxor What to do off-course?

Luxor’s East & West Banks

Nile trips

Soak up 3,000 years of history on a tour of both ancient banks of the Nile, possible in one day if you are short of time. Start with the Valley of the Kings to see where Ramses the Great and Tutankhamun were buried. Go on to the Valley of the Queens and the terraced Temple of Hatshepsut. Visit Karnak Temple and gaze in awe at the world’s largest temple complex, followed by the columns of the Temple of Luxor. Return at night for the spectacular sound and light show at Karnak Temple.

For a true experience of the Nile, take a traditional felucca ride. Sail from the East Bank to Banana Island, where you can ride a camel, or take a sunset sail. There are several options for Nile cruises. Take a day cruise north to Dendara for a tour of the Greco-Roman Temple of Hathor before returning to Luxor. Alternatively, if you have a few days, take a cruise to Aswan, stopping off at Edfu for the Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan’s high Dam, the Temple of Philae and Abu Simbel’s temple.

Flying high

Local markets

One of the best ways to see Luxor and get a feel for the vast area covered by the area’s ancient sites is to take a balloon trip. A motor boat or minibus takes you to the West Bank, where you climb aboard a hot-air balloon for an amazing 35-50 minutes floating over some of the world’s most important archaeological sites, including the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, and iconic historic monuments. During the flight you get breathtaking views of the sprawling Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple complexes. The cost usually includes refreshments.

Stroll around Luxor and explore its markets and souks. Take your time so that you can get a feel for the vibrant atmosphere and take in the sights, sounds and smells permeating the air. In some of the markets, especially those next to main sights, goods on sale are mostly souvenirs. Local souks will be a cacophony of exotic, colourful items on sale.


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RED SEA AIN SUKHNA

STELLA DI MARE GOLF RESORT THE LINKS

18 HOLES PAR 72 7,108 YARDS / 6,500 METRES RATING 73 ARCHITECT: KARL LITTEN DATE OF OPENING: 2006 Who can play? Hotel residents and non-residents, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, PGA golf pros, lessons and clinics, video analysis, driving lake, putting green.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, bar, terrace, pro shop, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, buggies, club rental.

Other facilities: To Ismailia and Port Said

chable by road in just over an hour from the capital. Once on The Links course, golfers are greeted with wide, rolling fair-

The Golf Hotel overlooks the practice facilities and academy

ways which invite you to unleash your driver. Strategically-

and is one of three properties forming the Stella Di Mare

To Sharm el-Sheikh

placed hazards test the course management skills of every

Resort. A wide stretch of private, sandy beach lapped by the

level of golfer, meaning that all 14 clubs in your golf bag

crystal-clear Red Sea fronts the three hotels, offering an

should need cleaning at the end of the round, but without

array of sport and leisure options. You can flop out on the

being penalised unduly.

beach and do nothing or get as active as you like at the

Su Stella Di Mare Golf Course Area of Ain Sukhna

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diving and water sports centres. Or you can enjoy revitalising

Water, water – but not everywhere

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natural mud treatments in the shallow waters of the Red Sea as well as a range of other treatments in the pharaonic-style

Water comes into play on six of the holes, including the lon-

Thalasso Palace, the Middle East’s largest thalasso therapy

gest and hardest hole, the dogleg par-5 3rd, and the par-4

centre which also offers the latest hydro self-massage

16th, another dogleg where three inter-connected lakes vir-

equipment.

tually maroon the fairway to leave two carries over water to reach the green. Another lake skirting the small green on the par-4 18th requires both precision and nerve. The water

Address: Km 46, Suez, Hurghada Road, Ain Sukhna.

The Middle East’s largest thalasso therapy centre

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To Cairo

To El Gouna and Hurghada

relaxing northern Red Sea resort perfectly: “Easy access, easy golf.” As the closest Red Sea resort to Cairo, it is rea-

f f o

Information: Tel: +20 62 325 0300 to 303 Fax: +20 62 325 0003

and Finnish. Sinai

Ataka Mountain

Academy. Lessons are available in English, German, Swedish

Stella di Mare’s motto sums up the golf experience at this

Gul

offers steam, sauna and hammam rooms, indoor/outdoor seawater hydromassage pool, natural mud treatment on the beach, aqua beds, steam baths, massage rooms and gym.

Canal

Suez To Cairo

Galala Mountain

The Thalasso Therapy Centre

Easy access, easy golf

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The course is part of a resort complex with three hotels including boutique golf hotel, offering a range of restaurants and bars, conference facilities, floodlit tennis, squash, swimming pools, private beach, diving and water sports centre, and thalasso therapy centre at the Stella Grand Hotel.

theme continues with the aqua driving range, part of practice and training facilities at the club which include the PGA pro-staffed Stella Di Mare Golf & Country Club’s Golf


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RED SEA

EL GOUNA GOLF CLUB

18 HOLES PAR 72 6,856 YARDS / 6,269 METRES RATING 74 ARCHITECTS: GENE BATES/FRED COUPLES DATE OF OPENING: 1999 Who can play? Members, daily fee golfers, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: PGA golf pros, beginner and advanced courses in English, German, aqua driving range, putting green.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, bar, terrace, fitness club and spa, pro shop, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Services: Trolleys, buggies, club and shoe rental.

The Little Venice of Egypt

towards the landmark clubhouse tower and challenges shot.

El Gouna Golf Course

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Bold architecture, vibrant colours and a golf course laced by

Other facilities:

To Ain Sukhna and Cairo

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longer hitters with its narrow landing zone for the second

El Gouna

waterways – it can only be El Gouna, a golf destination unlike anywhere else you would have experienced. Just 20

An aqua driving range

minutes north of the western Red Sea’s gateway resort, near

Ferry to Sharm el-Sheikh Sakkala

Daha

Hurghada airport, El Gouna is known as the “Little Venice of

Tuition is offered by up to four English and German-speaking

Egypt” for its maze of canals, lagoons and bridges.

pros in winter, two in summer. An aqua driving range accom-

El Gouna Golf Club lies at its heart: the striking design of the

modates up to 30 golfers, and the health and fitness club,

clubhouse is by Michael Graves with Alfredo Freda designed

managed by the Steigenberger resort and spa operator

the hotel’s hill and marina.

Angsana, offers welcome relief for aching muscles after a round.

Six sets of tees

d S ea

Nine dive centres to choose from

The golf is provided by a near-7,000 yard layout engineered by Gene Bates and Fred Couples, with six sets of tees – three

When not golfing, there are nine dive centres to choose from

for men and three for ladies – giving a range of options from

as well as water sports along the sweeping beaches. Night

4,750 yards. No less originality was put into its creation, with

options include dining in the clubhouse tower French

splashes of desert and large bunkers contrasting the blue

Speciality restaurant, taking in a bar or restaurant in the

waters and vivid fairways and greens. The fickle nature of

Mediterranean-style marina, and trying your luck in the

breezes coming in off the nearby Red Sea add to the challen-

casino downtown.

Hurghada City

To Safaga and Luxor

Giftun Islands

Shuttle service connects El Gouna’s 14 hotels with the golf club. Extensive leisure facilities including diving and water sports centres are available at the hotels, in addition to El Gouna’s shopping centre, casino, art galleries, marina and beaches.

Angsana Spa of the Banyan Tree Group offers a gym, pools, sauna, steam bath, relaxation area and massages. The Angsana Spa at the Mövenpick Resort features single and double treatment rooms. Information: Tel: +20 65 358 0007/+20 12 7464 712 Fax: +20 65 358 0009

ge and require golfers to continually adapt their game. Among signature holes are the par-5 4th, played into the prevailing wind, and the 9th, another par-5 which plays

Address: 20 km from Hurghada airport.

golf.club@elgouna.com www.elgouna.com

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RED SEA MAKADI BAY

MADINAT MAKADI GOLF RESORT

18 HOLES PAR 72 7,500 YARDS / 6,880 METRES 9-HOLE EXECUTIVE COURSE PAR 27 ARCHITECT: SANFORD GOLF DESIGN DATE OF OPENING: SPRING/AUTUMN 2008 Who can play? Members, daily fee golfers, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy with teaching rooms, PGA pros, single and group clinics, dogleg driving range, three practice holes, executive par-3 course, putting green.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, bar, terrace, pro shop, caddy house, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, buggies, club rental.

One of the longest courses in Egypt, opening in 2008

To El Gouna, to Ain Sukhna and Cairo Daha

Hurghada City

Sakkala

Giftun Islands

Sahl Hasheesh

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Swimming pool by clubhouse bar; extensive leisure, tennis, water sports and dining facilities at Madinat Makadi resort hotels; Serena Spa at the JAZ Makadi Star & Spa hotel, open to all Makadi resort hotel guests.

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Other facilities:

Makadi Bay Madinat Makadi Golf Course

The Madinat Makadi Golf Resort opened in November 2007 with practice and training facilities including an 80-bay dogleg driving range, golf academy and three complete prac-

The Red Sea’s newest course arrives with a bang during

tice holes – a par-3, par-4 and a par-5. The clubhouse will be

2008. At 7,500 yards from the championship tees and 7,100

integrated with a 70-room, five-star boutique hotel and will

yards from the back tees, the Madinat Makadi course will be

feature an haute cuisine restaurant and a bar alongside a

one of the longest course in Egypt. An executive, par-3

swimming pool.

course has already opened, offering a short game experien-

Makadi Serena Spa offers 23 treatment rooms including Adam & Eve suites with secluded jacuzzi gardens, plus massages, pedicure, manicure, facials, sauna, hammam, herbal bath, scrubs and wraps.

Soma Bay To Safaga and Luxor

ce in about 90 minutes.

Tobia Island

Twelve holes overlooking the Red Sea

Madinat Makadi Golf Resort is one of the newest Red Sea

Spanning nearly 350 acres and designed by Sanford Golf

Hurghada, positioned between the golf resorts of Soma Bay

Design, the championship course – all 18 holes are due to be

further south and El Gouna, to the north of Hurghada. It is

operational by autumn after the opening of the first nine

just 25 minutes from Hurghada Airport. Conceived as a com-

tourist resort destinations and is located 30km south of

holes in spring – presents a very different prospect and will

plete resort village, Madinat Makadi currently comprises

Information: Tel: +20 10 007 2578 Fax: +20 65 359 0038

feature six tee positions including junior tees giving a distan-

eight hotels, including one with a full spa. Leisure facilities

Address: 30 km south of Hurghada and approximately 25 minutes from Hurghada International Airport.

the greens, to ensure good playing conditions year-round.

ce of 4,600 yards. Salt-tolerant Seashore Paspalum grass is

are open to guests of all the hotels, and shopping options

being used on fairways with Sea Dwarf Paspalum grass on

include a souk market.

Three artificial lakes linked by cascading falls and a host of bunkers will contrast mountains and the deep blue waters of the Red Sea. Twelve of the 18 holes will overlook the Red Sea.

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The Red Sea’s newest resort destination

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RED SEA HURGHADA

STEIGENBERGER AL DAU RESORT

9 HOLES PAR 27 622 YARDS / 569 METRES ARCHITECT: HARRADINE GOLF DATE OF OPENING: 2006 Who can play? Hotel guests, daily fee golfers.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf pro, aqua driving range, practice green, practice nets.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, bar, terrace, pro shop.

Services: Trolleys, club rental.

Other facilities:

Close to Hurghada city centre

global golf tourism association IAGTO. It even has its own over the Red Sea.

Re

e

For golfers who want to fit in a little time on the fairways

To Ain Sukhna and Cairo

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clubhouse with a restaurant, bar and patio, all with views

El Gouna

without impeding on a holiday with the family or partner, the Steigenberger Al Dau Resort offers the ideal solution.

Floodlit golf

Situated at the southern end of Hurghada, on its own private beach, the resort could not be more convenient if you like

Eco-friendly Seashore Paspalum grass, which is salt-tolerant

having all the facilities of a busy resort city close at hand.

and can be irrigated with brackish water, has been used on

Hurghada’s city centre is just 5km and the airport is even

fairways and greens. Sandy waste areas mark the fairway

closer, at 3km distance.

boundaries and there are six bunkers, while the lake provides a sinuous hazard throughout the course and requires carries

Designed by a top international architect

over it on three holes. Fairways, greens and surrounding

The Al Dau course is no championship track down which you

course is also floodlit, so it can be played day or night

can send booming drives. But it doesn’t pretend to be.

areas have also been contoured. There is a 10-bay aqua driving range with practice green and two practice nets. The

d S ea

Ferry to Sharm el-Sheikh Dahar

Hurghada City

Sakkala

Giftun

Steigenberger Islands Al Dau Golf Course To Safaga and Luxor

The resort includes the Steigenberger Al Dau Club, with tennis, jogging and cycling track, skateboard track, swimming pools, volleyball and billiards, the five-star Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel, a dive and water sports centre and the Algotherm Red Sea Thalasso & Spa.

The Algotherm Thalasso & Spa offers a heated salt-water indoor/outdoor pool, Turkish bath and hammam, saunas, 10 treatment rooms, tea lounge, aerobics room with classes and a cardio training area.

It is a nine-hole, par-3 pitch and putt course nestling between resort accommodation units and a snaking lake on a beach overlooking the Red Sea. Yet this is not mini-golf or crazy golf. The course was designed by Swiss architect Peter Harradine, who has more than 200 courses to his name around the world and who is designing the prestigious Emaar Uptown project in Cairo. Al Dau takes its golf serious-

Information: Tel/fax: +20 65 346 5441 Address: is situated at the southern end of Hurghada, 3 km from International Airport of Hurghada, 5 km from Hurghada.

ly, underlined by the fact that it is a member of prestigious

golf@steigenbergeraldau.com www.steigenbergeraldaubeach.com

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RED SEA SOMA BAY

THE CASCADES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

18 HOLES PAR 72 6,991 YARDS / 6,393 METRES RATING 74 9 HOLES PAR 27 1,229 YARDS / 1,124 METRES ARCHITECT: GARY PLAYER DATE OF OPENING: 1998 Who can play? Members, hotel residents and non-residents, daily fee golfers.

Tuition & practice facilities: Golf academy, PGA pros, single and group lessons, video clinics, free introduction to golf for all Soma Bay hotel guests, driving range, par-3 Challenge Course for beginners, 2 pitching and 2 putting greens.

The clubhouse: Restaurant, bar, terrace, pro shop, locker rooms, showers and La Residence des Cascades featuring Les Thermes Marins des Cascades thalasso spa.

Services: Caddies, trolleys, buggies, club rental. To El Gouna, to Ain Sukhna and Cairo Daha

Hurghada City

Giftun Islands

Sakkala

e R ed Sea

Free shuttle bus from all Soma Bay hotels. Extensive leisure facilities available at Soma Bay Resort hotels including swimming pools, tennis, squash, gyms, marina, water sports and diving. The Kempinski Hotel has its own health club and spa.

Sahl Hasheesh

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Other facilities:

Makadi Bay

Soma Bay Cascades Golf Course

Les Thermes Marins features thalasso treatments and facilities including an Aquatonic Pool, hydrotherapy treatments, seaweed wraps, underwater massages, and beauty and wellness treatments.

Soma Bay To Safaga and Luxor

Tobia Island

Desert links masterpiece

Second course opening in 2009

Described by its designer, legendary South African golfer

Undoubtedly the most unusual hole is the par-4 12th,

and architect Gary Player, as the next Pebble Beach – in refe-

featuring twin fairways surrounded by desert which pose a

rence to the top West Coast US course – The Cascades cham-

puzzling dilemma when you tee off. A driving range, nine-

pionship course is a desert links masterpiece right on the

hole par-3 course, which includes an island green, and golf

Red Sea. Don’t just take his word for it, though. Take on this

academy complement the course. Among the five hotels in

mighty course, the centrepiece of the upscale Soma Bay

Soma Bay, two of them open from early 2008, luxury hotel

resort community 35 minutes from Hurghada, and you will

La Residence des Cascades is surrounded by the course and

undoubtedly fall for its charms yourself. Readers of German

houses one of the region’s largest thalasso therapy spas, Les

magazine Golf Journal certainly agree. In 2007 they ranked

Thermes Marins des Cascades. One of the latest hotels is a

Soma Bay the 5th best course in the world outside Europe.

160-room, moderately-priced diving and surfing lodge, situated next to the dive centre. A second 18-hole course is due to

Dramatic breaking waves The course carves a verdant figure of eight through arid desert scrub around the Soma Bay peninsula. Several holes are set along the top of low cliffs pounded by waves or swell.

Information: Tel: +20 65 3549 896 +20 65 3544 901 Fax: +20 65 3542 933

Spray sometimes leaps up dramatically as golfers putt on the green of the signature par-3 5th hole, called “The Pebbles of Soma” because it requires an accurate drive over the beach and breaking waves to a green which juts into the sea.

Address: 45 km from Hurghada. 26

major@thecascades.com www.somabay.com

Another par-3, the 14th, is known as “Second Signature” for its tee shot over desert to a green backed by the Red Sea.

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Red Sea What to do off-course?

Dive the Red Sea

Eastern Desert monasteries

The Red Sea is one of the most spectacular dive locations in the world, and its west coast resorts offer a huge choice of sites and experiences. El Gouna alone has well over 30 diving sites including wrecks and coral reefs. It is the closest resort to the celebrated Thistlegorm wreck. Around Hurghada you can find underwater coral gardens and giant gorgonians as well as coral reef islands offshore. Marine life you may encounter on a dive could include huge Napoleon fish, turtles, moray eels, reef sharks, groupers, rainbow wrasse and butterfly fish.

Ain Sukhna is an ideal base from which to explore the Eastern Desert and visit its historic monasteries. While not as well-known as St Catherine’s in the Sinai, they are just as fascinating and historically significant. Just 90 minutes from Ain Sukhna, St Anthony’s was founded in 356AD and is the world’s oldest active monastery. Nearby is St Paul’s Monastery, is thought to date back to the 5th century. Both are grand, fortified complexes set in the Red Sea mountains near Za’farana, to the south. A day trip could also include a visit to the Suez Canal.

Desert activities

Island hopping

The vast expanses of desert behind the Red Sea are an action-packed adventure zone just waiting to be explored. From Hurghada, Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, El Gouna and other resorts you can take half-day or day-trip excursions into the desert to try camel or horse riding, quad biking, sand sailing, take a 4x4 desert safari, visit a Bedouin village, smoke a traditional hookah water pipe and have a barbeque dinner under the stars after watching the sun go down. It is also possible to cross the desert to visit Luxor in one day.

Take a cruise to one of the Red Sea’s many offshore islands on a day trip or evening sunset and barbecue cruise. Watch out for dolphins on the way. From Hurghada, boat trips go to islands including Giftun, a beautiful national park island group and set passengers down on a secluded, sandy beach to spend the day lazing, swimming and snorkelling. For a more romantic touch, you can board a sailing boat in El Gouna and search out coves and unspoilt islands. From Soma Bay, Tobia Island is a small, sandy island which is popular for tourist boat trips.


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SINAI TABA

TABA HEIGHTS GOLF RESORT

18 HOLES PAR 72 7,093 YARDS /6,486 METRES ARCHITECT: JOHN SANFORD DATE OF OPENING: 2006/2007 Who can play? Members, residents, non-residents and tourists.

Tuition & practice facilities: PGA golf pros, single and group lessons, driving range and short game practice area, Tee Off Experience introduction to golf for newcomers.

Kaleidoscope of colour

Desert highway to Cairo via tunnel

and 18th tee nestling close to the water’s edge. Because of

Sinai Desert

You stand over your final putt, sizing it up when a glint of

the elevation changes, walking is not allowed. Buggies are

colour catches your eye. Lifting your gaze, you see the azure

mandatory and are included in the green fee. The hardest

waters of the Red Sea stretch out before you to distant

hole on the course, the 620-yard, par-5 14th, is also its lon-

mountains now tinged with pink from the setting sun.

gest – and one of the longest in Egypt.

Directly behind you, the hunched shoulders of the Sinai

Taba

Services:

Other facilities: Dedicated shuttle service from Taba Heights Resort hotels. Extensive leisure facilities at hotels including swimming pools, water sports and diving, tennis, camel safaris, children’s clubs, gyms, squash, shops, restaurants and banks. Information: Tel: +20 69 358 0073/4 +20 12 949 5889 Fax: +20 69 358 0068 Mobile: +20 12 739 9448

To Abu Gallum NP, Coloured Canyon, Nuweiba and Dahab, St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sharm el-Sheikh

fo f

Sinai Mountains

Mountains have turned crimson, while all around the pastel

ul

Caddies, buggies (complimentary – included in green fee), club and shoe rental.

G Taba Heights Taba Heights Golf Course

shades of the stylish resort hotels are dissolving into a kaleiHeights, one of Egypt’s newest courses which has already

Developed by Orascom Hotels & Development, the same

carved out quite a name for itself, thanks in part to its dra-

company behind El Gouna, Taba Heights’ five upscale hotels

matic setting at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba, looking across

display similar off-beat, contemporary architectural styling

the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel.

as those of its sister resort El Gouna. They offer a wide range

It feels more like golf in paradise.

of leisure and recreation facilities including spas, and the resort also has a 5km beach and a marina, resort-wide

Buggies are complimentary

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transportation, dine-around, 5-star water sports and diving centre.

The John Sanford Design, which fully opened in 2007, is the central core of the new resort. With five tee positions to suit all ability levels, it offers lots of target golf for shothave to be fired over water, bunkers, desert waste areas and flood canals. Holes clamber up a slope towards the

golf@tabaheights.com www.tabaheights.com/golf

Contemporary architectural styling

doscope of colour in the failing light levels. This is Taba

makers. Approach shots to greens, some heavily defended,

Address: 35 km from Taba International Airport.

mountains before dropping back to the sea, the 17th green

ba

Bar and snack restaurant, terrace, pro shop, changing and shower facilities, locker rooms, golf bag storage.

Aqa

The clubhouse:


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SINAI SHARM EL-SHEIKH

MARITIM JOLIE VILLE GOLF & RESORT

18 HOLES PAR 72 6,587 YARDS / 6,023 METRES RATING 72 ARCHITECT: SANFORD ASSOCIATES DATE OF OPENING: 1998 Who can play? Members, residents and non-residents, tourist groups.

Tuition & practice facilities: PGA golf pros, single and group lessons, floodlit doubleended driving range, putting green, 3-hole short game practice area.

The clubhouse: Bar and restaurant, terrace, pro shop, changing and locker rooms with showers, golf bag storage, club cleaning.

Services: Caddies, buggies, trolleys, club rental, on-course beverage cart service, halfway-house refreshments.

Other facilities:

First course on the Red Sea Riviera

them salt water, were created. The greenery is maturing

Barely a decade ago, The Maritim Jolie Ville course opened

species now found on the course, nine are listed as endange-

on the outskirts of Sharm el-Sheikh to become the first golf

red.

nicely now and, together with the abundant water, the vegetation has helped to attract many birds. Of 15 migrating bird

To Dahab and Nuweiba, St. Catherine’s Monastery and Taba

Nabq

Maritim Jolie Ville Golf Course Na’ama Bay

Sinai Mountain Old City Centre

El Hadaba

Sharm El Abada

facility on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. It has since been followed

Sharm el-Sheikh

internationally. It hosted a European Challenge Tour-

The Maritim Jolie Ville accommodates golfers from beginner

sanctioned event, the Al Ahram-Maritim Jolie Ville Sharm el-

to pro, and features four tee positions for players to choose

Sheikh Challenge, in 2004 and followed it up the next year

from. The water hazards come into play on a number of the

by hosting the Maritim Jolie Ville Sharm el-Sheikh Seniors

holes, including on the most challenging hole, the dogleg

Open under the auspices of the European Seniors Tour.

par-4 12th, where a lake guards the green for the approach shot into the prevailing wind. But the course is a delight to

18 man-made lakes

play and never an unfair challenge. For golfers with young

That they should have chosen this location at the southern

leisure facilities including Egypt’s biggest water theme park.

families, the adjacent five-star Maritim Jolie Ville offers

Ferry to Hurghada

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To El Tur and Cairo via tunnel

Se

Egypt’s biggest water theme park

years the Maritim Jolie Ville has made its presence felt

Harbour

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by a host of other courses with more in the pipeline. In its 10

To Nabq National Park

Ras Mohammed National Park

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The course is adjacent to the 418-room Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort hotel, which features 9 restaurants and bars, tennis, water theme park with water slides and lazy river, terraced beach, children’s club, health club, dive centre, conference facilities and camel and quad bike desert safaris.

The Health Club includes a high-tech work out room, aerobics, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy, exercise equipment and Thai massage treatments.

tip of the Sinai Peninsula is easily understood when you venture out onto the 6,587-yard course. The rugged Sinai Mountains provide a memorable backdrop, especially when they turn rose-pink from late afternoon on. Indeed, the natural assets of the course make as much of an impression on you as the layout. Hardly surprising, given that some 5,000

Information: Tel: +20 69 360 0635 Fax: +20 69 360 0642 Address: Um Marikha Bay. Sharm El Sheikh.

trees and shrubs were planted and 18 man-made lakes, 16 of

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Sinai What to do off-course?

Diving and water sports

History and nature

Sharm el-Sheikh was Egypt’s first diving resort and continues to be popular for its clear waters and coral-festooned reefs. Key attractions include the world-famous Ras Mohammed National Park, off the Sinai Peninsula tip, and nearby Nabq National Park – rated among the world’s best by Jacques Cousteau. Boat excursions to more distant reefs and wrecks are also popular. Taba Heights also offers excellent diving and snorkelling, notably at Pharaoh’s Island. The Red Sea is now a major centre for windsurfing and kite surfing because of the strong and reliable off-shore sea breezes.

Excursions to historic St Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai operate from both Taba Heights and Sharm el-Sheikh. A favourite option is to climb at night to witness dawn from the top of the mountain, where Moses was given the Ten Commandments, then descend to visit the monastery, built in the 6th century around a chapel housing the biblical Burning Bush. Among natural attractions is the mountainous Abu Galum natural reserve, between Taba and Sharm, where wildlife includes Nubian ibex, hyrax and striped hyena. Other natural wonders in the Sinai include the brightly-hued sandstone formations of the Coloured Canyon, the White Canyon and several oases.

Shopping

Desert excursions

From its days as a haunt for holidaying divers on a budget, Sharm el-Sheikh has blossomed into a chic destination with lots of shopping. The most stylish place to shop is Na’ama Bay’s shopping mall, which has stores specialising in items including silk and Egyptian cotton clothing, gold and silver jewellery and onyx. Try the Sharm el-Sheikh Old Market (actually a new market in Old Sharm), where you can buy everything from local handcrafts such as handmade rugs to perfumes, herbs and spices.

The Sinai is home to many Bedouin people, and visits to their camps where you can take tea or coffee or enjoy a meal under the stars are among the most popular trips available from Sharm el-Sheikh and Taba Heights. Excursions and longer tours lasting several days can also be undertaken which include visits to Bedouin settlements for camel treks or hikes through scenic canyons. Overnight accommodation is in Bedouin tents. For more thrills, go on a dunebashing trip in a four-wheeled-drive vehicle or take the controls of a quad bike to race across the Sinai’s desert dunes.


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THE FUTURE’S BRIGHT New golf courses are being developed throughout Egypt Egypt’s love affair with golf continues to spur growth, with plans for more courses from the Mediterranean to Cairo and the Red Sea. Planned new Cairo courses include a signature 27-hole Nick Faldo design at new development Katameya Dunes to fully open by winter 2009/10 and courses by Greg Norman and Nicklaus Design, the design company of golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Dubai property company Emaar is constructing a Peter Harradine course at its huge $2.1 billion Uptown Cairo project, while its $1.74 billion, 2,500-acre Marassi tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast near El Alamein will have golf plus 3,000 hotel rooms, a marina, hospital and 5,300 residential units. Add projects like the two Tim Lobb courses at New Giza and El Ein, near Red Sea resort Ain Sukhna, the nearby Porto Sokhna project, second courses at Sharm el-Sheikh and El Gouna, and up to eight courses at new Red Sea resort Sahl Hasheesh and the future looks very rosy.

• PALM HILLS GOLF COURSE,

• HACIENDA BAY,

EL SHEIKH ZAYED CITY

SIDI ADBEL RAHMAN

A 27-hole course by Nicklaus Design completion by 2011

A 27-hole course by Sanford Golf Design - no details on status

• ALLEGRIA, EL SHEIKH ZAYED CITY

RED SEA

An 18-hole course by Greg Norman Design – opening 2009

• GOLF PORTO SOKHNA, AIN SUKHNA

• MADINATI GOLF COURSE, NEW CAIRO

A 45-hole course no details on status

An 18-hole course by Steve Ritson opening May 2009 • EL EIN BAY, EL EIN, NEAR AIN SUKHNA

• KATAMEYA DUNES, KATAMEYA

CAIRO AND AREA

A 27-hole course by Faldo/SchmidtCurley – 9 holes open late 2008

An 18-hole course by Arthur Davis no details on status. • NEW GIZA An 18-hole course by Thompson Perrett & Lobb – in design stage • EMAAR UPTOWN,

• MENA HOUSE GOLF CLUB GIZA

Renewal of existing 9-hole course by Bettina Schrickel/Robert Trent Jones Jr start spring 2008, finish early 2009

ALEXANDRIA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

MUKATTAM SUBURB

An 18-hole course by Peter Harradine no details on status.

• EL GOUNA II (2ND COURSE), EL GOUNA

• SUNSET VALLEY GOLF COURSE, NORTH CAIRO

An 18-hole course by Perrett & Lobb – opening 2009

• EMAAR MARASSI,

An 18-hole course by Karl Litten opening 2010 • SAHL HASHEESH 2-8 golf courses– project will be complete by 2014 • SINAI GOLF CITY, NABQ, SHARM EL-SHEIKH

18-hole course by Ronald Fream part-finished; no details on status

SIDI ADBEL RAHMAN, NEAR EL ALAMEIN

18-hole course – open by 2011

All information contained herein is correct at the time of production. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this brochure, the Egyptian Tourist Authority cannot be held liable for any inaccuracy, omission or alteration that may occur.


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