Golf In Egypt
Egypt boasts some of the most spectacular backdrops in the world for an unforgettable round of golf.
Verdant fairways laid out on an arid desertscape like undulating emerald carpet. Palm trees swaying gently from a cooling sea breeze, fanning manicured greens under cobalt blue skies. This is golf, Egypt-style.
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.
There are 4 main golf playing regions in Egypt. In the north are Cairo has 5 18-holes and 27 holes, par 72 golf courses.
Alexandria has 2 18-hole golf courses
Down the Nile in Luxor, is Valley Golf Club, the 18-hole golf course transformed the barren desert into a lush, green rolling landscape.
The Red Sea coast and Sinai golf courses are internationally renowned by their facilities. From the Sinai Peninsular in the north and western Red Sea coasts, amongst 7 18-hole golf courses, 3 are championship courses designed by famous golf legends, Fred Couples, Gene Bates and Gary Player.