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About El Gouna Golf Club

The Gene Bates and Fred Couples designed par-72 El Gouna Golf Course is located 18 km north of Hurghada on the Red Sea Riviera, Egypt.el ghouna golf club

The front nine holes opened up for play in October 1999 and the inward half was operational twelve months later.

Off the gents white and yellow tees and ladies black and red tees the El Gouna Golf Course plays to a par of 72. Off the gents blue and ladies orange tees this plays to a par of 70. The par of 72 consists of two halves of 36 and the course measures just under 7,000 yards for gents.

Out of bounds is defined by white stakes and surrounding public streets. Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes or lines. Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes or lines. Ground under repair is defined by white lines. Under rule 24-1 stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.

The layout of the El Gouna Golf Course enable golfers to finish the outward half at the clubhouse if they are only looking to play nine holes. The ninth hole plays towards the La Rotisserie French Restaurant tower and it presents a relatively easy tee shot for beginners but a stern test off the championship tees. Another memorable golf hole is the fourth hole is a par five which normally plays into a head wind and course management is required. Greens are large and tricky, with the emphasis on being able to read the break of putts. The longest par four on the way home is the fourteenth hole at nearly 440 yards and to open up the green golfers must carry a bunker strategically placed at 250 yards from the teeing area.

The signature hole is the 17th hole, which has a long, narrow and gentle dogleg right which suits the fader of the golf ball. This runs along the lagoon that separates the inward half from the Steigenberger Golf Resort. On this testing hole the premium is on an accurate drive from the tee to avoid bunkers and water hazards.

The El Gouna Golf ¬†Course offers all year round golf in the sunshine, where golfers can enjoy stunning views of lagoons, Red Sea and surrounding mountains. The El Gouna course is a resort layout which is ‘playable’ for all standards of play, from the novice right up to top amateurs and professional golfers.

As outlined earlier, the golf course offers different tees for ladies and gents, strategically placed bunkers and lagoons, and desert rough, which offers a challenging test to all levels of play.

To avoid sports injuries, it is essential to warm up prior to any game of golf. El Gouna Golf Club has its own unique Aqua Driving Range and practice area so that golfers can fine tune their swing or warm up properly before they hit their opening tee shot.

In the 19th hole, golfers can enjoy drinks and light snacks on the terrace Green Bar. The La Rotisserie Restaurant in the club house tower has stunning views over the El a Gouna golf course and offers fine French dining at affordable prices.

Golf clubs can be hired and there is a wide selection of golf clothing and golfing accessories to be found for sale in the well stocked pro shop. PGA lessons are available for beginners right up to the advanced player. There is a weekly introduction to golf programme which gives non golfers to try out the sport at a very reasonable cost. A copy of a golf handicap certificate is required to be produced before play and the maximum handicap is forty-five.

Tee times can be booked in advance by phone or e mail and these will be confirmed by El Gouna Golf Club.el ghouna golf course

How do I get to El Gouna Golf Club?

Several hotels in the El Gouna area operate a shuttle bus service to/ from El a Gouna Golf Course. In addition, there is a public shuttle bus service with a daily rate of under 50 pence, which stops directly outside El Gouna a Golf Club. Taxis and Tok toks can also be hired at very little cost.

Environmentally Friendly

El Gouna Golf Course only uses treated water mixed with water from deep wells with higher salinity levels. The golf course grass type is environmentally friendly seashore paspalum that strives on treated saline water requiring less fertilisation, pesticides, and reduces water consumption.

Facilities:

18 holes championship golf course

Short Game Area including putting green

Restaurant and bar with large terraced area

Driving range

Well stocked professional golf shop

Golf lessons

Golf club, golf carts and trolley hire

El Gouna Golf Club Contact Details

Telephone Reservations: +2 012 746 47 12

Facsimile: +2 065 358 00 09

E mail: golf.club@elgouna.com

Driving Range Operating Hours:- Daily from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. Guest may still purchase range balls until 04:30 pm

El Gouna Golf Course Rates of Play

49 Euros for 18 holes up until 30 September 2014

29 Euros for 9 holes up until 30 September 2014

119 Euros for 5 x 9 holes package up until 30 September 2024

129 Euros for 3 Rounds package up until 30 September 2014

189 Euros for 5 Rounds package up until 30 September 2014

PGA Golf Lessons Rates

25 Euros for 30 minutes PGA lesson

45 Euros for 50 minutes PGA lesson

Author

Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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