Egyptian course routes players around the pyramids

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Egypt? The Pyramids, right? That’s what Thomson Perrett & Lobb architecture firm thought too.

Their new layout sits five miles from the pyramids in the southwest of Cairo and is a masterpiece of modern golf design.

The course affords outstanding views of the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This is golf with a view…and then some.

“Since first walking the site in 2005 we knew we had the potential to do a unique course in this quarry setting just out of Cairo,” Perrett told Golfcoursearchitecture.net. “Working hard with the client and development team we planned a course that would explore a lot of the site, including views of the pyriamids and give a context to the local cultural landscape.”

As expected it’s about as far from links golf as you can get. In fact, there’s no rough at all, with water and sandy waste areas playing as the major hazards. Oh, and then there’s the frequent wind.

It looks a stunning course but the name needs some work – ‘NewGiza’. Ouch.

Pictures courtesy of Golf.com. 

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