Madinat Makadi - Egypt

Madinat Makadi Golf Resort,
Qesm Hurghada,
El-Bahr Wl-Ahmar,
Eqypt


  • +20 65 359 0039

  • Kieron Morrissey

  • John Sanford

  • Gamal Moawad

In recent years, American architect John Sanford has been making a name for himself in North Africa whilst working work on a number of Egyptian golf projects – including Jolie Ville in Sharm-el-Shiekh and Taba Heights in Sinai – and this big budget resort layout is another of his top quality tracks to appear on the sandy shores of the Red Sea.

The Madinat Makadi golf course has been constructed to USGA specifications with fairways routed around a substantial residential development. Water comes into play at holes 6, 7 and 8 on the front nine and long, sandy waste areas fringe many of the fairways throughout the layout.

Both nines conclude with long, demanding par fives so there’s no room for slacking here in advance of reaching the respite of the clubhouse to indulge in an ice-cold refreshment at either the half way stage or the end of the round.

Architect John Sanford kindly supplied us with the following comments:

“Madinat Makadi is a “desert style” golf course designed to accommodate the highest caliber international championships. At over 7,500 yards from the championship tees, this course will challenge the best players in the world.

The course has also been designed with six sets of tees to accommodate all levels of golfer from beginners to touring professionals. Each hole is strategically designed with risk/reward shot-making opportunities throughout the course.

The front nine is distinctly different to the back nine, being flatter, with a series of ponds and creeks to challenge the golfer, whereas the back nine is routed through the hills and wadis of the desert.

Overlooking the exotic coastline of the Red Sea, the course is surrounded by residential units, lagoons and three salt-water lakes coming from the beach wells. Three lakes are connected by two cascades which are considered as hazards; well positioned and awaiting any stray shots.”
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Description: The Madinat Makadi golf course has been constructed to USGA specifications with fairways routed around a substantial residential development. Rating: 5.3 out of 6 Reviews: 4

I have played there, the course is in an excellent condition.the service was very good, the staff have more knowledge, i would like to play it again and recommended to my friends.

5 / 6
Madinat Makadi
December 01, 2016


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the best golf course in Egypt 2014 & 2015
5 / 6
Madinat Makadi
February 13, 2016


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Played 2x in December 2015. I walked up,from my hotel in Makadi Bay, about 35 minutes walking. Course is well off the water in hilly land well above sea level. This time of year the wind is very strong and makes this already challenging course very hard indeed. Generous fairways with desert as opposed to rough and plenty of fairway bunkers. The back tees at 7500 yards would be essentially unplayable in that wind, I played the 7000ish yellow tees from which it is still a considerable challenge. One of the two days I played with a 16 handicapper (I'm 9) and he shot well over 100 while I was having a career ball striking day to shoot 85. Greens will hold a shot but roll very fast and have some savage slopes which accompanied by tough pin positions results in some difficult wedge and short game challenges ...which you see a lot of because it is so tough to hit greens in regulation due to length and wind. Impiad USD 120 per round with cart (walking would be a killer) and if you played 3 or more rounds there was a healthy discount. Staff generally good and course condition was good. I have also played Soma Bay which is fantastic as well as a couple of excellent Cairo area courses. I would encourage any Egypt traveller to pack a half set and get out to play. I would love to play this course in April or another month with slightly less wind.
5 / 6
Madinat Makadi
December 25, 2015


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Played this course in november 2010. First of all I have got to say the course is long especially off the back tees. I thought this was a thorough test of golf, with many greens well guarded by large bunkers and undulating greens. I really enjoyed the course which offered many different challenges, with water not coming into play until the back nine. I thought the course was presented very well with plenty of interesting holes and lots of variation and I enjoyed the test very much, with well designed holes. I have played Taba Heights, Cascades in Soma Bay and El Gouna and this for me was the best so far in Egypt.
6 / 6
Madinat Makadi
March 23, 2013


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