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Golf in Egypt

Although still young by global standards, does have its history and certainly a bright future.
Accordingly to historians, golf’s roots in Egypt stretch to the late1800s; however, most say that golf was introduced there by the British around the First World War

By the middle of the 20th century, there were seven fully operational golf courses in Egypt, but it wasn’t until the last decade that the country truly embraced the game and a boom in golf development began.

With the support of the Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Golf Federation, the country began in earnest its promotion of Egypt as a golf destination. With a reported eight courses opened in the 1990s, Egypt now has at least 20 courses open for play and an estimated more under development, designed in accordance with the World Standards, planned and implemented by international top golfers, such as Gary Player, Fred Koppels and Carl Witten amongst others.

The best places have been chosen for the golf tracks, combining the unique opportunity to enjoy the historical heritage of Egypt with the practice of this trendy sport.
You may play in front of the Giza Pyramids surrounded by the atmosphere of the old British times at Oberoi Mena House; or choose the fresh air playgrounds and clubs of Alexandria and the Northern Coast in Porto Marina.

Even you may prefer to visit Luxor and at the same time play golf admiring a superb views across the West Bank; or move to the Red Sea Riviera for a seaside relaxing holiday and beautiful challenging games.

Egypt can compete and gain a share of golf tourism worldwide, being qualified to become one of the futures most important golf centers since it enjoys an ideal climate, both in summer and winter accordingly to the different locations.

Serviced Golf Courses

Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort

Location:
In the outskirts of Cairo, only few minutes from the great pyramids of Giza, it is part of Dreamland City

Technical features:
Holes: 9 , 9 , 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7205
Designer: Karl Litten

El Ein Bay

Location: On the Red Sea, within a 237 acre plot of land in the heart of El Ein El Sukhna Beach, 122 km from Cairo 18

Technical features:
Holes: (9 opened)
Par: 72
Yardage: 6100
Designer: Thomson Perrett & Lobb

Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort

Location: 20 minutes from Cairo’s International Airport between Cairo’s distinguished districts of Heliopolis and Maadi

Technical features:
Holes: 9 , 18
Par: 70 – 35
Yardage: 6780
Designer: Yves Bureau

Mena House Golf Course

Location: Overlooking the Pyramids, it’s one of the oldest and most mature in Egypt – Pyramids Road, Giza, Cairo

Technical features:
Holes: 18 (played on 9 fairways)
Par: 68
Yardage: 5250
Designer: one of the oldest of Egypt

The Mirage City Golf Course

Location: 15 minutes from Cairo airport at Mirage City JW Marriott Hotel

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7108
Designer: Peter Harradine

The Hilton Pyramids G & CC

Location: 35 kms from Cairo on the Alexandrian Desert Road

Technical features:
Holes: 9 , 27
Par: 72
Yardage: 7004
Designer: Ronald Fream

Gezira Sporting Club GC

Location: Zamalek Island, Cairo

Technical features:
Holes: 18 (played on 9 fairways)
Par: 70 – 68
Yardage: 5860
Designer: 111 year old, the first in Egypt

The Allegria

Location: In Sheikh Zayed City – West Cairo, witin SODIC’s award winning residential development Allegria , 6 Km from Smart Village

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7470
Designer: Greg Norman

Alexandria Sporting Club Golf Course

Location: In the city of Alexandria

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Yardage: 5960
Designer: built in 1898

Cascades Golf, Spa & Thalasso Resort

Location: Info su 40 km south of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast within the Soma Bay development area – Safaga Road Km 48, Soma Bay

Technical features:
Holes: 9 , 18
Par: 74 – 36
Yardage: 6991
Designer: Gary Player

El Gouna Golf Course

Location: The Steigenberger Golf Resort, El Gouna, Mar Rosso

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 74
Yardage: 6269
Designer: Gene Bates & Fred Couples

The Links

Location: at Stella di Mare Km 46, Suez – Hurgada Road, Ain Al Sokhna – 1 hour drive from Cairo

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 6550
Designer: Karl Litten

Madinat Makadi Golf Resort

Location: Between the Cascades Golf Club Soma Bay in the South and El Gouna in the North of Hurghada, Mar Rosso

Technical features:
Holes: 9 , 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7500
Designer: John Sanford

Jolie Ville Golf & Resort

Location: 5 Km from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport and 7 Km from Naama Bay

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 72 – 71
Yardage: 6585
Designer: Sanford & Associates

Royal Valley Golf Course

Location: On the East Bank of Luxor, offering stunning views of Luxor’s West Bank and its many ancient traces of Egyptian civilization

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 6735
Designer: Arthur Davis

Taba Heights Golf Resort

Location: On the East coast of the Sinai Peninsula, 30 km, 20 mins by car from Taba Int. Airport

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7100
Designer: John Sanford

Amarante Golf City

Location: In the eastern suburbs of Cairo, Al-Obour, Ismailia Highway

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,200
Designer: Yves Bureau

Palm Hills

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, 6th October, Cairo
Technical features:
Holes: 27
Par: —
Yardage: —
Designer: Nicklaus Design

Golf Porto Marina

Location: km 110 on the Alex-Matrouh Road

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: 62
Yardage: 4047
Designer: Raymond Hearn

Orange Lake Golf Course

Location: EI Ein Valley, on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road, to the west of Cairo

Technical features:
Holes: 18
Par: —
Yardage: —
Designer: Arthur Davis