About El Ghouna

The town of El Gouna with its Abu Tig Marina has been majestically man made out of the desert sands to create an Egyptian oasis in the Red Sea, offering the travelling golfer so much more than playing rounds of golf on different courses.

After a four – five hours flight from Europe via the likes of EasyJet, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Swiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Condor, Air Berlin, and Transavia, this modern golfing destination is located 22 km north of Hurghada Airport.

The stylish El Gouna Resort has fourteen luxury hotels, which includes the Three Corners Ocean View Prestige, Movenpick, Sheraton and Steigenberger.

The El Gouna Resort has retained its Egyptian heritage and dramatic scenery. El Gouna is an Egyptian golfing playground, with guaranteed Winter, Summer, Spring and Autumn sunshine. This Egyptian golfing oasis is well equipped to meet the diverse needs of today’s golfer. It has something to offer every tourist with its stylish bars, restaurants, night clubs, luxury hotels, shopping, water sports and archeological mysteries.

Golfing in Hurghada Region

El Gouna is often referred to as the Venice of the Rea Sea Riviera with its stunning coastline with lagoons that meander through a myriad of mystical islands.This emerging golfing destination has everything on its doorstep from the 18 hole, par-72 and 7,000 yard El Gouna Golf Course, which was designed by major golf champion Fred Couples and Gene Bates.

For golfers that wish to play different golf courses, the par 72 Makadi Bay golf course, which has hosted PGA of Germany development tour events, is within reasonable travelling distance. Also, there is a further championship golf course to the North West of Abu Tig Marina and the new super yacht marina, currently being built at Ancient Sands Resort. Ancient Sands Golf Course is a par 72 course designed by Karl Litten that is under construction and scheduled to open in 2015. Ancient Sands Resort is also well placed to take full advantage of the amenities on offer in the town of El Gouna.

Things to Do/ Places to See

Forming the bridge between the continent of Africa and the Middle East, Egypt delivers a very interesting fusion of culture and history set against a scenic backdrop. From desert sands to fertile regions over shadowed by the rugged Red Sea Mountains, Egypt has some of the most fascinating landscapes in the world.

The Pyramids at Giza or a trip to Luxor is within reasonable travelling distance and top of tourist excursion lists. Tourists can discover spectacular statues, temples, mosques and monuments, as part of the fascinating culture of the ancient Egyptian civilisation and archeological mysteries.

At the town of El Gouna there is always something to meet your vacation needs. Starting with if you just wish to just relax and unwind in the sun around the pool or on beautiful and sandy beaches. The vast range of activities on offer at El Gouna provides something to suit every style, age group, family and pace of life.

El Gouna town has over 100 restaurants, cafes and bars. You can chose from the likes of Indian, Italian, Moroccan, French, Belgian, British, Egyptian,Turkish, Greek and Lebanese fine dining.The restaurants at El Gouna will be further enhanced by the new restaurants at Ancient Sands Resort. If you wish to be more energetic, several boat trips are on offer to go snorkelling or to try and see dolphins. You can also chose from other activities such as visiting the Marine Park; wind and kite surfing; golfing; gym and spa; tennis; horse riding; water skiing; dive deep into the underwater spectacular of the Red Sea; go karting; desert quads; and swimming, for example.

The vibrant and fascinating city of Hurghada is within reasonable travelling distance to go shopping, with a wide selection of shops if you wish to buy keepsakes, gifts, clothing, leather goods or even the likes of jewellery at very good prices. Bartering is away of life and perspective buyers must be prepared to negotiate to secure the best price for goods.

If your seeking an active golf trip or looking for peace and tranquility before or after a game of golf there is no better golfing oasis to enjoy it than the town of El Gouna in Egypt. On any golf trip to El Gouna Resort, what goes on golf tour, stays on golf tour. We highly recommend this Egyptian Golfing Destination is added to golfers ‘wish list’.

Golf Blog by LG


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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