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48 Km Hurghada, Safaga Road, P.O.Box 403, Soma Bay, Red Sea, Hurghada, Egypt


SOMABAY GOLF is not only the first golf course open for play on the Western Red Sea coast, but also the first Championship Course in the Middle East designed by one of the "Big Three" (Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer). The 18 hole, par 72 course offers memorable views of the lush green fairways that contrast dramatically with the rugged desert and the clear blue sea waters. Adjacent to the Championship course, is the 9 hole, Par 3 Challenge Course, also designed by Gary Player, that offers both the beginner and the more advanced golfer the opportunity to practice a variety of shots with emphasis on the short game. The Par 3 Challenge Course serves the Golf Academy where individual and group tuition by PGA Golf Professionals is available. There are also extensive practice facilities, including a 60 bay driving range, and several putting and pitching practice greens.

The Course

18-Hole Championship Course

Opened in 1998. Design: Gary Player. Style: Links/Desert.

Terrain: Slightly undulating with water hazards

Technical difficulty: Moderate - Hard

Black (Men)7274.21386998 yards
Blue (Men)7271.91336468 yards
White (Men)7269.61256019 yards
White (Women)7275.91366019 yards
Red (Men)7266.71225363 yards
Red (Women)72721265363 yards

Practice Facilities

  • Driving Range (60 tees, 25 covered)
  • Putting Green
  • Pitching Green
  • Chipping Green
  • Practice bunker
  • 3-Hole short course


18-Hole Championship Course

Visitors are welcome every day.
Advance booking is essential.
A valid handicap certificate or card is required.
Handicap limit: 36


Proper golf attire is required. Denim jeans, collarless t-shirts and tracksuits are not acceptable. Bermuda shorts are permitted. Softspikes required.

No dogs allowed. Mobile phone permitted on course.

GPS devices approved.

Green Fees

18-Hole Championship Course

Green FeeMon - FriSat, Sun, Holidays
January 2022 - April 2023
18 Holes
Green fee85 €85 €
3 X 18 Holes240 €240 €
5 X 18 Holes385 €385 €
9 Holes
Green fee50 €50 €
3 X 9 Holes140 €140 €
5 X 9 Holes230 €230 €

Juniors up to the age of 16 receive a 50% discount.

Driving Range

Monday - Sunday
Bucket (50 balls)3 €


Club Amenities

  • Clubhouse
  • Conference room
  • Locker rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Children’s playground
  • Club accepts credit cards
  • Bar
  • Snack Bar


The Cascades Hotel
Credit cards accepted.

Pro Shop

Phone: +201223503528

The Sombay Golf Pro-shop offers with an extensive range of Golf Apparel and Leisure wear. The Pro-shop is nestled in the heart of the Somabay Championship Golf Course. This is where golfers will find an abundance of golfing essentials available for sale and rent. The Pro-shop also features a pop up café, where you can have a morning’s coffee while watching players tee off from the First Tee.


  • Clubs for hire
  • Trolley for hire
  • Electro-cart for hire

Golf tuition

Phone: +201223503528

Somabay Golf & Country Club’s Academy is the ideal environment to enhance your golfing skills of even take up the game for the first time. The academy’s fully qualified PGA Professionals pride themselves on passing on their wealth knowledge to others in a relaxed informative manner. The Golf Academy boasts an outstanding double-ended Driving Range along with specific short game areas to practice Chipping, Putting and Bunker shots, in addition to this Somabay Golf Academy offers an excellent Par 3 Challenge Course, where you can take your newly acquired skills onto the course in preparation for our Championship Gary Player Designed Golf Course.

The Club

General Information

Founded: 1998


DirectorMohammed Attallah+201009999902
Club ManagerMohamed Kahoul+201006098050
Pro-Shop ManagerMohamed Abdel Monsef+201223503528
Head ProMohamed Kahoul+201006098050
ProAhmed Samy+201006789543
Head GreenkeeperAndrew Hughes+201223503086

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Danut Munteanu 54 Reviews

High class design, low maintanance

I was playing here 3 times in the last 4 days. The design is as GARY PLAYER makes it, I would like THRACCIAN CLIFFS a little bit more, but as a desert golf course this is more spectacular. Hole no. 5 is called PEBBLE BEACH and is just a little bit difficult to play in wind of 30 km/h and tournament conditions.
There is another PAR 3 very interesting... hole no. 15, with a deep ravine and sea behind the green. Both of these holes have drop area zone.
Waiste area is huge, all over the course but playable. Therefore hole no. 13, called DILEMA-DILEMA is not so difficult, even you are not on fairways (is a hole with 2 fairways) .
The distance is around 6.4 km from the yellow tees , C.R. is 72,2 and S.I. is 135.
Tip : if you need a lesson, try to contact GOLF ACADEMY. I recommend mr MAHOMED KAHOUL.

rako 13 Reviews
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On 8.11. and 11.11. played the course twice. Due to the partly great reviews, the anticipation was great. Fairways great, greens fast, cart recommended. 2 par 3s by the sea and a par 4, the green of which is elevated by the sea, are challenging. Other than that, no difficulties, as you can continue playing from the waste areas on both sides of the fairways without any problems. The bunkers are a concrete catastrophe, they haven't seen a greenkeeper for weeks. It was not possible to knock the ball out with sand. The usual real estate development on the fairways has started on the back nine, with the usual noise pollution, the beautifully landscaped fairways will quickly lose their attractiveness due to the development.
The rental clubs are a joke. Maybe for a left-hander they didn't have anything better, old Wilson material, greasy grips, and mixed steel and graphite shafts. When I complained on the first day of the game, they suddenly forgot all understanding of English and gave me the same rubbish the second time.
Left-handers = hands off green fee 85, cart 30, club 25.
Next time I'll try another place

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Wolf54 1 Review
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And again and again...

Drive already the 8x to Soma Bay. Are very impressed by this extraordinary golf course. The variety, the game along the sea (4 lanes, or the game in the desert, on very good fairways, is really an experience. There are days when the wind( almost a storm along the sea) can play on Scottish conditions lift, but always interesting.
I'm looking forward to the 9th time.

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Response from Mohamed Kahoul, Manager at SOMABAY GOLF
November 3, 2022

Dear Wolf Thank you for visiting us at SOMABAY GOLF and thanks for your comments and looking forward to see you again in your second home Soma Bay. Best regards Mohamed Kahoul More

Dear Wolf Thank you for visiting us at SOMABAY GOLF and thanks for your comments and looking forward to see you again in your second home Soma Bay.

Best regards
Mohamed Kahoul

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