Hammamet is located on the southeastern side of the Cap Bon peninsula and it’s the oldest of Tunisia’s modern, purpose built tourist destinations. Golfers who visit the resort have a trio of 18-hole courses at their disposal, all of them designed by American architect Ron Fream.
The course at Yasmine is a fine layout offering unrestricted views of the sea and surrounding countryside while the two courses on the 430-acre Citrus site – Les Oliviers and La Forêt – are championship tracks that provide both stimulation and challenge for the many golfers who play here.
La Forêt is the tougher of the two 18-hole courses at Citrus, a strategic and demanding layout with many of its fairways doglegging through pine groves over hilly terrain. Les Oliviers on the other hand is a more forgiving course with generous fairways that allow golfers to let loose with the driver on most of the holes.
Both nines end with testing holes. The par four 9th doglegs to the right with three bunkers at the bend in the fairway and out of bounds to the left. Normally played against the wind, the par five 18th features out of bounds on either side of a fairway that leads to a kidney-shaped home green.
The Citrus facility, which also boats a 9-hole compact course for beginners, is owned by several local hotels that offer preferential green fee rates to residents.