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El Gouna Golf Club

El Gouna Holidays

Putting at El Gouna Golf Resort

The Golf Course at El Gouna

Wind, sand and water are just some of the challenges that youll face on your golf holiday at the well laid out El Gouna Golf course. The Par five fourth hole heads straight into prevailing wind and you’ll need to hit at least two well-placed wood shots to get close to the green. You are forced to aim into the wind, so should you draw or fade you risk sending your shot into the desert, making it a uniquely challenging hole.
El Gouna Golf Course's ninth hole plays towards La Rotisserie Restaurant in the club house tower. It’s a relatively easy drive if you are a beginner, but presents a serious challenge if you are hitting off the championship tees. After surviving the first drive, you are faced with a second shot into the narrowest part of the fairway. Confident long drivers often attempt to carry the sand trap guarding the front of the green, but even the best may fall short. The green itself is a large target, but once there, you’ll often have to make a long putt. Only a careful read of the terrain will save you from the dreaded three-putt.
The back nine have their own surprises. The longest Par four is the fourteenth hole, where nearly 440 metres/481yards separate the championship tee from the flag. For a reasonable shot at the green, you must be courageous enough to carry a bunker on the left side of the fairway that ends 230 metres/251 yards from the tee.
Fortunately, the prevailing winds can provide the extra push needed to carry this hazard. Once that’s accomplished, reaching the green requires a straight long iron or a wood. Par here is an excellent score.
The following hole, a dogleg right, presents yet another interesting dilemma. With a lagoon on the right and a large bunker in the centre of the fairway, why not try and carry the lagoon, leaving only 130 metres/142 yards to the green. Watch out though, the slightest wind or fade can send you into the water. Playing it safe to the left side of the fairway bunker, on the other hand, leaves 200 metres/218 yards over a sprawling third bunker guarding that side of the green.
Another signature hole is the 17th, a long, narrow and gentle dogleg right running along the lagoon separating the back nine from the Steigenberger Golf Resort. Accuracy on the drive is essential to avoid the sand and water traps to the right, and the fairway bunker on the left. Playing it safe to the left leaves a relatively short iron to a large, sloping green. Tricky at first, but a good opportunity for a birdie once you know the lay of the land.

  • Key challenges: 65 bunkers, lagoons and desert hazards
  • Holes: 18 hole championship course
  • Rating: Par 72
  • Length: 6296 metres / 6585 yards
  • Tees: 5-6 tee locations on each hole for ladies and men
  • Handicap: Maximum 45
  • Grass: Seashore Paspalum
  • Course type: Desert style
  • Course designer: Gene Bates in cooperation with Fred Couples
  • Opening times: 7am until sunset, 365 days a year

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Steigenberger Golf Hotel, El Gouna - Winter 2020 Holiday Offer

Steigenberger Golf Hotel, El Gouna - Winter 2020 Holiday Offer

11 January 2020 – Prices from £899 per person for 7 nights, All Inclusive at the Steigenberger Golf Resort, El Gouna based on 2 adults sharing a room.


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