Egypt is rich in historic and tourist attraction sites. One of the wonders of the world-the pyramids-is in Egypt. You will also have the privilege of cruising along the river Nile. Ancient temples and the Valley of the Kings where pharaohs’ remains are and some of the breathtaking sceneries to experience.
To boost tourism, locals adopted sports tourism. Golf is one of the major sports practiced across Egypt. The introduction of golf in Egypt was during the First World War in Gezira. In the 1920s, the Alexandria Sporting Club hosted golf games for the first time. The world’s re-known designers were contracted to design several golf courses in Egypt. Construction of golf courses escalated in the late 1990s. A majority of the golf courses were built within that period. This list highlights some of the places you can enjoy playing Golf in Egypt.
Katameya Heights Golf and Tennis Resort
This golf club was established in 1997. It started the new wave of modern golf courses. It came approximately 100 years after golf was introduced in Egypt. It is constructed on hilly terrain with dramatic elevations. It is located in Cairo. Katemaya Heights was designed by Yves Bureau. The facility has been used as a benchmark for quality. It is a good place for people of all abilities, including the physically challenged.
This golf club has state of the art practice facilities and qualifies PGA professionals who will train you at a fee.
Gezira Sporting Club
This scenic golf club is constructed on an island within the Nile. This is the oldest golf course in the history of golf in Egypt. It was constructed by the British over 125 years ago. Its original design was 18 holes but was later redesigned to 9 holes golf course.
This club provides a serene environment, perfect for relaxing. Visiting golfers are also welcome here.
Solaimaneyah golf city pyramids and country club
This is the largest golf course in Egypt. It is constructed on a 2000 acre piece of land. It provides beautiful scenery of manmade lagoons, trees flowers, fairways, and birds. It is subdivided into the west, east and south courses. East course is the most challenging, hence suitable for expert golfers. West course is suitable for the higher handicap golfers. South course, on the other hand, accommodates all kinds of golfers.
Dreamland Golf and Tennis Resort
This golf course is located 10-minutes-drive away from the pyramids of Giza. it is suitable for long-range golfers as it has long courses. The championship course stretch over 7200 yards.
The clubhouse has rocks, waterfalls, bridges and wooden terraces. There are a lounge and a restaurant within the golf course. You can get trained by GPA professionals at your own cost.
Mena House Oberoi Golf Club
This is among Egypt’s oldest courses. It is constructed on 40-acre jasmine-scented gardens. It was established more than 140 years ago. It is so close to the Pyramids of Cheops that you feel you can touch them. It was initially designed as a 9-hole golf course. In 2008, renovation commenced and it was redesigned to an 18-hole golf course.
JW Marriot Mirage City Golf Club
This golf course is nicknamed “Garden Of Aden with a Water Park”. The nickname is derived from its serene features. These features vary from waterfalls to ponds, gurgling streams and serpentine lakes, exotic vegetation and lush fairways. All this in the middle of a barren desert. It is located on the outskirts of Cairo on the eastern part, just 10 minutes from Cairo International Airport. It is suitable for all kinds of golfers.
Amarante Golf City
It is located in the eastern suburbs of Cairo. It gives challenging tests to all golfers, including the seasoned golfers. Par-4 9th lies between lakes with magnificent fountains. There are cacti vegetation within the golf course. You will also encounter a number of palm trees in desert waste areas and some bunkers.
Red Sea Ain Sukhna Stella Di Mare golf Resort
This Red sea resort is the only Golf club at the red sea closest to Cairo. It has hazard tests that are strategically placed. This tests the management skills of all standards of golfers. The resort is easily accessible by road. It is 1 hour away from Egypt’s capital. The most phenomenal thing is that you have to play in plenty of water. There are six holes that are surrounded by water. Lessons from PGA professionals are available in English, German, Finnish, and Swedish. There’s a private sandy beach offering a range of sporting and leisure activities here.
Red Sea Makadi Bay, Madinat Makadi Golf Resort.
This is yet another prominent golf resort. It was established in 2007. It is the newest red Sea resort, located 30km south of Hurghada, just 25-minutes-drive from Hurghada Airport. It is among the longest golf courses in Egypt. It sits on a 350 acre of land. Along the fairways, salt-resistant Paspalum grass is planted. This helps ensure good playing conditions throughout the year. The resort has 8 hotels, one of which is equipped with a full spa. The golf course can be accessed by all hotel guests.
Royal Valley Golf Club.
The Golf course was opened in 1999. It is located in Luxor, near the Temples and Tombs of Pharaohs. This place is ideal for golfing due to sufficient sunshine throughout the year.
There are two challenging holes in this golf course- par-3 6th, and par-4 13th. This golf course holds a rich history of the area. While golfing, you can also view the mountain in whose valleys the pharaohs tombs are.
List of more best places to play golf in Egypt
Well, golf in Egypt is a very phenomenal sporting activity. The experience is exotic and serene. However, these are not the only golf clubs available. There exist many other golf clubs such as:
-Porto Marina Golf Club
-Orange Lakes golf Club
-Golf Club Marassi
-Cascades of Somabay Golf and country club
-Uptown Cairo Golf Club
-Sinai Golf Heights
-Steigenberger Al Dau Golf Course
-El Gouna Golf Club
-MARITIM Jolie Vile Golf and Resort among others.
You will never run out of choices for places to play golf in Egypt.