Golf, Beach & Leisure

Golden beaches, crystal clear water and fascinating mountain ranges in the background – the costal resorts along the Red Sea coast, from Hurghada and El Gouna to Sharm El-Sheik and Dahab are ranked among the worlds finest holiday destinations for beach enthusiasts, golfers, divers, and everybody seeking a great leisure time.

Discover these outstanding places in line with any of our tailor-made itineraries, and let us organize your perfect beach holiday including transfers and all inclusive accommodation.

Golf in Egypt

Golf In Hurghada

1 . Soma Bay

Soma Bay is an exclusive Red Sea resort in Egypt. Just a short 4 hour flight from Central Europe, with year round sunshine and mild temperatures, Soma Bay offers vacationers an ideal Red Sea holiday. The resort location boasts some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and panoramic views of desert  mountains and blue skies. Luxury hotelschampionship golf, and world-class amenities such as a thalasso spa, a diving and kitesurfing center all make Soma Bay an ideal place for relaxation and recreation.

Soma Bay is located on the eastern shores of Egypt on the Red Sea Riviera. just 45 kilometers from Hurghada International Airport, the ten million square meters, self-contained community of Soma Bay is surrounded on all sides by the sea (view master plan.) With Luxor only 240 kilometers away by road, same day excursions to the Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor Temples and all that the ancient city has to offer are easily done by car or bus.

Golf in Soma Bay

The Cascades is Soma Bay’s Golf and Country Club which provides a sporting and social focal point for the resort’s community, centering on one of Egypt’s most stunning desert links-style golf courses. The spectacular 18 hole, Par 72 championship golf course was designed by golfing legend,Gray player. It was recently ranked the best golf course in the world outside of Europe for the third year in a row by the readers of “Golf Journal.”  the desert is infused with life at The Cascades Championship Golf Course where the beautiful contrast of the lush golf greens, azure Red Sea waters, and earthy desert tones are the embodiment of the limitless possibilities of the coast. Venturing through Soma Bay’s challenging, fun, and beautiful golf course inspires fascination and renewed love of the sport.

The Cascades is perfectly equipped to accommodate any level of golfer. Golfers are able to explore the sport to its fullest: from the Golf Academy, to the Par 3 Challenge Course, to the premier Championship Course. The Cascades Club House, located at La Résidence des Cascades, sits at the center of the Championship Course. The Club House includes extensive changing room facilities with showers, golf lockers, a wide range of golf merchandise at the Pro Shop as well as essential rentals; golf clubs, trolleys and electric carts.

At the inaugural tournament, Gary Player described the course as “the next Pebble Beach.” In his book “Gary Player’s Top Golf Courses of the World”, his personal selection of 55 of the most memorable golf courses around the globe, The Cascades Championship Course was referred to as “the Red Sea Treasure.” it welcomes all Soma Bay guests to come and enjoy. A free Introduction to Golf lesson (”Schnuppergolf”) is available for all Soma Bay hotel guests. A free shuttle bus service is available from all Soma Bay hotels to The Cascades.

2.. El Gouna

El Gouna had its beginnings in one man’s search to find the most beautiful spot on the seaside to build a house and small boat jetty. Around two decades ago Samih Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Hotels & Development a subsidiary Orascom Development , El Gouna’s parent company, found that beautiful spot, conveniently located just north of Hurghada on the west coast of the Red Sea. It wasn’t long before Sawiris’ friends, struck by the splendor of the azure waters and dramatic backdrop of mountains, asked to join him. In this way the town slowly blossomed into the vibrant community it is today, fulfilling Sawiris’ and OHD’s vision of “carving paradise out of the desert.”

Today’s El Gouna is home to 17 spectacular hotels built along 10 kilometers of beachfront and spreads across islands interlinked by lagoons. Neighborhoods of attractive villas and apartments bustle with the activity of entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, sports enthusiasts and other individuals and families from all over the world who have made El Gouna their permanent or vacation home. The town is easily accessed from Europe via the nearby Hurghada International Airport and boasts a superb infrastructure and excellent services as well as natural beaches and year-round sunshine.

El Gouna is immaculately maintained and has a wide variety of activities and entertainment options, world-class cuisine and an exciting nightlife. It is also the perfect jumping-off point to experience the many historical, archeological and cultural treasures of Egypt. These aspects, as well as the stunning natural and architectural beauty of the resort, combine to make El Gouna the Red Sea’s premier leisure destination.

Golf in El Gouna

El Gouna’s 18-hole championship course boasts year-round golfing in a setting where players, novice and professional alike, can feast their eyes on stunning mountains and endless sea view as the course challenges their strength, ingenuity, and skill.

Gene Bates and Fred Couples designed the course with every level of golfer in mind, from the beginner to the advanced golfer playing the tournament circuit. The course boasts three men’s and ladies’ tees each, carefully placed bunkers, lagoons, and desert rough, all designed to challenge the individual at his or her own level. The aqua driving range accommodates up to 30 players.

Tee-off times must be reserved in advance and handicap proof is mandatory. The club offers a full range of retail products, rental equipment and driving range facilities as well as PGA tuition.

Golf in El Sokhna

 1  .. Stella Di Mare hotel

Stella Grand Hotel in Ain Soukhna. A perfect destination for both leisure and business, Al Ain Soukhna resort is nestled on 40.000 sq.m. of beachfront land overlooking the environmentally protected Red Sea. An 800 meter stretch of sandy beach is complimented by lush green gardens and manicured landscaping, with a 4200 sq.m. lagoon like swimming pool with waterfalls and natural rock edges.

Enjoy a wide selection of international cuisine and a breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style service available year round. In addition, specialty restaurants and bars feature a variety of dining and entertainment experiences. The perfect environment for health, wellness and recreation, our Ain Soukhna resort facilities offer a memorable break. Our facilities include:

  • A state of the art Thalasso SPA centre with panoramic medical pool, private beach, sauna, steam rooms and extensive variety of therapeutic treatments
  • Renowned 18 hole golf course, dive and water sports center, tennis, squash courts and mini golf
  • A daily kid’s club run by a professional team.

The Stella Di Mare Golf, Spa and Country Club in Ain Soukhna is a 5* boutique style hotel. Located on the Red Sea, just one hour from Cairo, this luxurious hotel is the perfect escape for golf, Spa and beach holidays. With rooms beautifully finished to the highest standard, this hotel is in a class of its own.

The golf course is of fantastic standard all year round, with it being host to the famous ‘International Pro-Am’ that is played over the links every year, attracting star players.

2..The Jaz hotel

The Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort in Ain El Sokhna headlines with a stunning five-star golfing holiday to Egypt but has many more facilities and attractions to offer the non-golfer.   Guests have access to a pristine beach as well as an international standard 9-hole golf course. Ain El Sokhna an attractive resort for both international visitors and holidaying Egyptians alike, partly due to its proximity to Cairo.   It’s also a great base for visiting sites in and around Cairo and Luxor as well as being extremely convenient for the Red Sea.

Other attractions like the Suez Canal are within easy reach, while a ninety minute drive will take you to the Eastern Desert Monasteries. A well organised tour from Ain El Sokhna could allow a visit to the Suez Canal and the Eastern Desert Monasteries in the same amount of time required to visit only St. Catherine’s Monastery if you left from Sharm el-Sheikh and there would still be time left to enjoy the beach at the end of the day.  Aside from the golf facilities, the Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort can also offer a variety of attractions in the hotel itself to keep almost anyone occupied and happy, such as swimming pools, a gymnasium and live entertainment, music shows and cabaret performances.

Golf in Jaz hotel

With direct access to Ain El Sokhna’s beautiful beach, this 5-star resort offers spacious and modern accommodation with breakfast included and a shuttle service from Cairo International Airport so you won’t even need to carry your clubs!  The lush new  International standard 9-hole golf course at the Jaz Little Venice Golf Resort , due to open by end of 2010, will offer challenging greens, fairways and bunkers to suit experienced golfers without putting off the novice.  Tee-ing off and driving on lovingly maintained greens against the backdrop of clear blue skies and crystal clear waters will exceed your expectations.  The delightful climate throughout summer and winter means this plush resort can also be enjoyed and played all year round.

Golf in Cairo

1 .. Cairo Marriott mirage

Tthe 18-hole Championship Golf Course and 9-hole Executive Course, were designed by architect Peter Harradine and ensure golfers of all skill levels an unforgettable golf experience.

A Unique Experience on Two Courses
Harmonious integration of the real estate and golf course into the surrounding landscape was of prime importance, thus plush, tree lined fairways, greens, white sand bunkers and countless water hazards blend together in perfect harmony.

From the scenic opening shot to the daunting final hole, this once barren desert has been transformed into one of the most challenging golf courses in the region.

Eagles and birdies are common, but intelligence and strategy are key to playing these holes.

Executive 9-Hole Course . A short course playing at 4,410 yards, the Executive Course follows the same principles of the Championship Course.

Carved out of the natural desert landscape, it’s tight and well protected target greens provide a fantastic short game test for the experienced golfer, while its slightly shorter length offers itself perfectly to junior golfers and players who are new to the game.

2.. MENA HOUSE Hotel

The Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens, this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original work of arts and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities. The Mena House located 700 meters from these wonders of the ancient world offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your rooms at sunrise and sunset. After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure. An ideal location for meetings in Cairo, the hotel’s banquets and conference centre offer venues for weddings, receptions and meetings ranging from 50 to 1000 guests. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped Spa & Fitness centre Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivalled service fit for royalty. Your interlude at the hotel promises to be a journey of discovery, exploring Cairo’s ancient treasures and unravelling the many mysteries of Egypt’s past.

Golf in Mena House Hotel

The Mena House Golf Course is the only golf course in the world directly adjacent to one of the Great Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramid of Cheops is towering over the golf course and has mesmerized golfers for more than 100 years. With the renovation of the Mena House, the demand for a complete makeover of the golf course became apparent as well. Following an international design competition, Mena House appointed international golf course architect Bettina Schrickel and her  long-term mentor, Robert Trent Jones Jr., to create a new golf course on the old site. Egyptian contractor Civil Homes in collaboration with the Turkish firm Golf International are currently completing the architects’ vision very skillfully.

The original scheme of a golf course with 9 fairways yet 18 greens and tees for 18 different golf holes to be played on the relatively small site was supposed to be preserved. The new routing includes 11 fairways and 4 lakes to offer a much greater variety and diversity for 18 unique golf holes. Hundreds of magnificent old trees have been preserved during the redesign of the golf course and frame the new fairways and greens with their lush foliage. Interest of play due to thoughtfully placed hazards, high aesthetics, safety and short walks between greens and tees were the leading factors for the new golf course. All hazards are placed in appropriate and fair distances from tees and turning points yet in well thought-out locations to challenge golfer’ strategic thinking. Fairways and greens are shaped in a visually attractive ways and incorporate the reward for good shots and punishment for less successfully hit golf balls. Golf holes leading towards the pyramids are less challenging to allow golfers to enjoy the beautiful view without too much distraction. Paspallum grass varieties throughout the whole golf course provide very smooth and enjoyable playing conditions.

Bettina Schrickel is a certified golf course architect and registered landscape architect with 15 years of professional experience in creating golf courses, golf resorts and championship venues in Europe, the United States and Northern Africa. She began her career as a Design Associate with Golfplan – The Ronald Fream Design Group and Robert Trent Jones II. Bettina Schrickel opened her own office in 2001 when asked to design the Golf Club Donau-Riss in Germany under her own name. The German-born golf course architect resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is also principle designer for Schrickel + Partner with headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

3.. Dreamland

Dreamland, a member of Bahgat Group, is acknowledged as one of the largest, privately-owned, integrated urban development projects not only in Egypt but in the entire Middle East. With its genius location and its fascinating atmosphere, Dreamland offers something unique for those who seek excellence.

Dreamland is situated in a unique location overlooking the majestic pyramids of Giza. and was designed to be a pioneering integrated real-estate project on the Middle Eastern scale.

Located at a unique and exclusive location that overlooks the timeless pyramids, Dreamland extends across 2000 feddans, and should accomodate 40,000 residents upon completion. This mega-project was designed by some of the world’s leading consultants & architects, to be a pioneering real estate development project in Egypt.

DREAMLAND GOLF COURSE

Located only few minutes from the great pyramids of Giza, the Golf Tennis Resort is part of Dreamland, currently the world’s largest private sector development. Shopping center, Fun Park, cinemas, conference center,business park, hospital, hotel,equestrian riding stables, international school,rental villas, residential homes and spectacular facilities featuring restaurants,lounges,swimming pools, fitness health spas beauty center pro shop and a combination of over 450 Rooms available at the two world class hotels situated on the golf course.

Away From the hassle and bustle of down town,close to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Giza,Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort is possibly a golfer’s ultimate dream: teeing off on a beautiful and challenging championship course with the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, providing a spectacular backdrop to the course’s smooth greens and sculpted lakes.

The layout of the golf course was designed by the famous golf architect Karl Litten. It consists of two courses, a championship course which measures out 7’205 yards from the tips and the Pharaohs course which overlooks Great Pyramids

Taba Hights

A comprehensive destination, Taba Heights is managed by an international team of specialists to provide the ultimate getaway. The resort incorporates luxury hotels, soothing spas, a golf course and a marina in addition to a myriad of activities and culinary delights.

While Taba Heights has plenty to offer those wishing to lie back and relax, there’s even more in the way of unique adventures and thrilling activities.

Taba Heights Golf Resort

Unmatched by any other course in the region, the professional golf course offers serious and novice golfers the opportunity to tee off under a crop of desert mountains overlooking an incredible expanse of blue water with a view of three countries. Located on the East coast of the Sinai Peninsula, golfers will appreciate the course’s impressive views across the Red Sea to the Arabian, Jordanian and Israeli coastlines. With sunshine a given during all seasons, the Taba Heights Golf Resort is open every day of the calendar year.

Designed by John Sanford, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the course meets American and European architectural standards for golf courses. The gentle slopes of the fairways take full advantage of both sea and mountain views and the course offers an impressive 7100 yards between the 1st and 18th hole. The total course area cleverly spans the central section of the resort’s overall property, linking the different hotels and beachfront.

The course provides an exciting game with various rolling elevations ranging from 4 to 70 meters above sea level. With five sets of tees on each hole, players have ample opportunity to improve their game or abide by their actual handicap level. Three challenging lakes, as well as several sand bunkers, native desert areas, and elevated fairways will test players’ abilities. Each hole has five sets of tees and three holes offering plays alongside the Red Sea waters.

Golf In Sharm El Sheikh

1.. Jolie ville Hotel and resort

The Par 72 PGA Championship golf course (6021m) is the number 1 Golf course in Sharm El Sheikh and one of the best Golf courses in Egypt. The course offers memorable views of the lush green fairways that contrast dramatically with the rugged desert and the clear blue sea waters.

Opened in 1997 and designed by renowned American architect Sanford & Associates, the course features Bermuda grass and 18 man-made lakes, which attract a variety of exotic birds, of which 9 kinds belong to the endangered species list. 1250 Exotic Trees have been planted around the course, to enhance the look & appeal of this breathtaking course.

Set among the panoramic vistas of the surrounding Sinai Mountains, there are 4 sets of tees to choose from and a double-ended practice centre, which is home to the famous Jolie Ville International Golf Academy, where you can learn the latest winning techniques. A variety of programs using the most advanced teaching methods are available, in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. The instructors are glad to pass on their extensive knowledge and experience of the game to help you develop into a more confident and composed player.

Golf in Luxor

Royal Valley golf club

Royal Valley is superb golfing experience. Our 18– hole championship course and its elegant  Clubhouse  are situated on the East Bank of Luxor, 13 Km from Luxor’s city center and 8 Km from Luxor’s International airport. Royal Valley offers a wonderful combination of year round sunshine and desert golf where you are only moments away from Luxor’s spectacular ancient civilization.

The course

The  18—hole championship course was designed by the reputed American architect Arthur Davis. Par 72 measuring 6.735 yard. The front nine features many water hazards with generous  features and well protected greens. The back nine however has narrow rolling fairways and  large waste areas. Royal Valley offers a choice of four tee decks to suit all calibers of golfers .” King Tut “ tee deck will present an extremely difficult challenge. For the higher handicap golfers, any of our forward tee positions will offer an enjoyable experience.

 

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