Located on the western coast of the Red Sea, just north of Hurghada, the Egyptian town of El Gouna greets visitors with the splendor of the sea’s azure waters and dramatic backdrop of mountains. The Red Sea coast is rapidly becoming a golfing paradise, and located within this world-class resort town are some of the most beautiful resorts and golf courses in the world.
Poised atop a 40-foot hill overlooking the adjacent Karl Litten golf course and the vibrant, turquoise waters of the Red Sea, the Ancient Sands Golf Resort and Residences provides guests a world-class Red Sea resort and golfing experience.
The 18-hole, par 72 Litten course carefully balances the lush fairways with the natural desert landscape, creating an enjoyable course design for golfers of all skill levels. The course itself follows the natural topography of the land, with lagoons creating natural water hazards on many of the holes.
Aside from golf, you can also try land sports such as tennis and horseback riding.
Each of the holes features four sets of tees, affording golfers the chance to improve their game, or simply enjoy their current level of play. But choose wisely, as different strategies are needed depending upon the tee choice, and the lagoons and lakes, along with the sand bunkers and native desert areas will provide a test for even the most seasoned player.
The Resort features a fusion of Mediterranean chic with traditional Nubian style, with 145 guestrooms, residences, and villas to accommodate guests with all the essential amenities and services.
Be sure to take advantage of the ability to combine the pleasures of one of the most luxurious towns in Egypt with your golfing vacation. The Ancient Sands Resort features several special offers to combine your passion for golf with the luxurious atmosphere and amazing views of the Red Sea Lagoons.
Located on a peninsula that extends out into the Red Sea, the Steigenberger Golf Resort is surrounded by tranquil lagoons amid the green of the course and is characterized by elegance and exclusivity.
The resort is home to the El Gouna Golf Club, an 18-hole, PGA Championship design by award-winning golf architect Michael Graves. The course setup creates a stylish oasis of serenity mixed with modern flair and Nubian touches, resulting in dramatic geometric shapes colored in bright red and orange hues. The secluded beaches are led by an array of spectacular flowering gardens.
Boasting the ability to enjoy year-round golf, the El Gouna course provides a setting where players, both low and high handicappers alike, can enjoy the views of the stunning mountains and endless sea views while tackling the course’s challenges.
Course designers Gene Bates and Fred Couples set up a course to cater to every level of golfer. The course offers three men and ladies tees each, all carefully placed among the bunkers, lagoons and desert rough, with the ability to challenge each individual golfer at his or her own level. There is a driving range that accommodates up to 30 players, with weekly Golf instruction with professionals available.
Along with one of Egypt’s best courses, the spa and fitness center at Steigenberger provides an ultimate center for serenity and rejuvenation. Families can enjoy the numerous outdoor activities that characterize a vacation in Egypt while enjoying the hotel’s fine dining options and attentive service.
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