Golf in Egypt: Gezira Sporting Club ( Cairo )

 

Golf in Cairo
In 1997 the first of five new golf courses opened around Cairo to complement two existing courses, each more than a century old. The contrasts are dramatic. One can play literally in the shadows of the great pyramids of Giza or on an island in the center of Cairo’s booming metropolis. Choose a course with dramatic hilltop views and winding fairways; try an oasis in the middle of the Sahara desert; play next to an ultra-modern amusement park; or, accept the challenge of a course built on streams and ponds that run through 14 of the 18 holes. Pick one, or try them all.

Gezira Sporting Club ( Cairo )
This 111 year old, 70 par golf course was the first in Egypt, and once also its best. Before the Nasser era, it was an 18-hole course used only by British nationals. In 1906, the club members requested from the government to acquire the club, but were refused. Instead, they were allowed to lease the club for 60 years. In 1951 it was converted into a public club and 9 of its 18 holes were lost to the youth club. Fortunately, it is still possible to play 18 holes with a bit of maneuvering

18 holes (played on 9 fairways), par 70, 5860 yards, rating 68, three tees Annual memberships, daily golf Pro shop, caddies, trolleys, driving range, club rental Golf Pro and lessons.

Contact Information :

The Gezira Club
Telephone +202 736-0434/735-6000
Fax +202 736-7293
 

Gezira Club Golf Course
 



Another view of Gezira Club Golf Course


 

 

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