The NEWGIZA Golf Experience.
The championship golf course sits in some of the most dramatic landscapes at NEWGIZA. The golf course meanders through an old quarry, which offers an intense scale to the golfing arena. This coupled with an indigenous landscape and views of the famous Pyramids of Giza completes the epic NEWGIZA golf journey.
The golf course, designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb, is a par 72 layout and 7100 yards from the back tees. But more importantly, forward tees have been carefully placed to make the course playable for all standards of golfers. Strategic bunkering, changes in elevation, scenic lakes and an impressive desert landscape cutting into the huge undulating greens altogether complete the NEWGIZA golf experience.
With careful attention given to the Practice Academy and Clubhouse facilities, the NEWGIZA Golf Club offers the complete golfing package, which should stand out amongst the very best in the Middle East.
Hailed as Instant Classic.
The final design of Thomson Perrett & Lobb course has been described as "instantly one of the elite courses in the Middle East and North Africa.”
The golf course architecture firm – comprising the late Peter Thomson, the five-time Open Champion, and his fellow Australians, Ross Perrett and Tim Lobb – began the project in 2005. NEWGIZA is located five miles from the Pyramids, which are visible from the tee of arguably the new course’s outstanding hole, the par-3 4th.
The golf course has welcomed globally renowned golfers since its opening, exceptionally, Chris Bertram, one of Europe’s leading golf travel writers, the Golf World’s Top 100s for 10 years, and now editor of National Club Golfer’s travel section and ranking lists. After playing at NEWGIZA Golf Club, Bertram believed it is already one of the finest courses in the region.
“NEWGIZA overshadows any Spanish resort course I've played and compares favorably with almost every course in the Algarve – it’s up there with somewhere like Monte Rei.” Bertram added, "It surpasses anything in Belek except for possibly Carya, which also happens to be a TPL design, and is better than anything I've played elsewhere in Egypt and Morocco. It is instantly one of the elite courses in the Middle East and North Africa by virtue of the variety of holes and consistent entertainment. And even early in its life, it is immaculately conditioned."
While NEWGIZA’s quarry setting gives the course a striking atmosphere, it added to the difficulty during construction.
Tim Lobb, a partner in the design firm Thomson Perrett & Lobb stated, “Working on this NEWGIZA course has been an incredible journey from complex design work and challenging construction conditions, to seeing the course mature into a grown-up golf experience.”
Ross Perrett, another partner at Thomson Perrett and Lobb also said, “We have been blessed with a wonderful client who supported our ideas, passionate construction teams and incredible green keeping staff to produce the course we see today.” He added, “Since first walking into the site in 2005 we knew we had the potential to do a unique course in this quarry setting just out of Cairo. Working hard with the client and development team we planned a course that would explore a lot of the site, including views of the Pyramids and give a context to the local cultural landscape.”
Capturing Views of the Pyramids and the Brilliance of NEWGIZA.
Renowned golf course photographer Kevin Murray was commissioned to shoot the course during the Alps Tour event that was staged in the beginning of April.
"To set a course against one of the true wonders of the world is a brave and daring proposition,” said Sussex-based Murray. “The vision to craft a layout that sits naturally in the imposing terrain of NEWGIZA is a skill not many are blessed with. From a playable and visual perspective, the design delivers at the very pinnacle of great golf course architecture.” Murray added, “I was very proud to be chosen as the first golf photographer to capture the brilliance and majesty of NEWGIZA.”
The NEWGIZA golf course is part of a huge 680-hectare development at NEWGIZA in the south-west of the city that includes upscale housing, sports arena, hotels, schools, universities and a vibrant community hub, offering a magnitude of human experiences.