Egypt

Egypt is a truly enchanting and mystical holiday destination. A cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, taking in the Valley of the Kings – where the Pharaohs were laid to rest – and various temples along the way will remain etched in the memory for a lifetime. Factor in a few days in Cairo for The Sphinx and The Great Pyramids and then finish off with a laze by the Red Sea. If you don’t believe us, then you should listen to the words of Greek historian Herodotus who lived in the 5th century BC, “nowhere in the world are there so many marvellous things of unspeakable greatness”. So get your bags packed...

... And don’t forget your clubs as there are now more than twenty golf courses in Egypt with the majority constructed since the late 1990s. However, golf in Egypt dates back to WW1 when the British Forces, stationed in Cairo, introduced the game at the Gezira Sporting Club and later in the 1920s the game was played at the Alexandria Sporting Club.

Leading designers such as Greg Norman (Allegria) and Gary Player (Cascades at Soma Bay) have unveiled layouts here in Egypt but the most prolific architect in modern times is undoubtedly American John Sanford. Several projects bear his stamp of approval, including Madinat Makadi and the 2013 co-design of Palm Hills with Jack Nicklaus.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Egypt

Allegria

1st Egypt Ranking

The Allegria is Greg Norman’s first North African golf course design, opening to rave reviews when it was first unveiled in 2010 on the outskirts of Cairo.

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Katameya Dunes (Lakes)

2nd Egypt Ranking

In a remarkable feat of engineering, the imagination of Faldo and technical excellence of Schmidt and Curley transformed a barren, featureless desert landscape outside Cairo into a lush green golfing oasis called Katameya Dunes...

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Cascades at Somabay

4th Egypt Ranking

Cascades at Somabay was far ahead of its time when it opened in 1998, in fact it was the first championship golf course in North Africa to be designed by any of the modern day “Great Triumvirate”...

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Mirage City

5th Egypt Ranking

Peter Harradine was the architect behind the 18-hole championship golf course at Mirage City in the late 1990s...

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Katameya Heights

6th Egypt Ranking

Katameya Heights was to be Egypt’s first residential golf resort when it was first proposed in the early 1990s and the developers tasked Yves Bureau with the transformation of a desert landscape...

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Dreamland (Championship)

7th Egypt Ranking

Designed by US architect Carl Litten and stretching out beyond 7,200 yards from the back tees, the Championship course at Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort can play tough.

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Sokhna (B & C)

8th Egypt Ranking

The 18-hole El Ein Bay course and 9-hole Little Venice layout were officially amalgamated in 2015 to form an exciting 27-hole golf complex named Sokhna Golf Club.

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Stella Di Mare

9th Egypt Ranking

Stella Di Mare Golf & Country Club is far from a typical holiday resort course – it can be stretched to 7,150 yards from the back markers – and it’s capable of testing the very best of players...

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Madinat Makadi

10th Egypt Ranking

The Madinat Makadi golf course has been constructed to USGA specifications with fairways routed around a substantial residential development.

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