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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.

Bernd Dresden 13 Reviews
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Super nice place right by the sea

We played the course for the first time. Great reception, great service before, during and after the game. The course was in excellent condition. Very fast greens and fairways offered us a great game. Cost per person: €85 for 18 holes, €30 for an electric car (highly recommended), €25 for a set of clubs (in good condition). Several hotels nearby. The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa & Thalasso right on the golf course.
We will be back.

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sunny_golf 6 Reviews
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A dream of space, a masterpiece of space maintenance

Was that an experience today? What a great place and in Africa in the desert. Perfect fairways, beautiful but playable rough, a condition that the other two courses in Hurghada do not have to offer and the whole thing is characterized by the incredible views of the sea and mountains. Kudos to the architect and the team for making the course such a great experience for every golfer. Long journeys are the order of the day, a challenge for the athlete who runs and doesn't drive. You can enjoy and absorb the space better as you go. The current construction sites around the square limit the enjoyment somewhat and we can only hope that not everything will be built up after completion and that you can still enjoy the beautiful views. One thing is certain: there will be a lot of concrete around the place, which is a shame. But we will still come back. The game is an experience.

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Response from Mohamed Ramadan, Club Manager at SOMABAY GOLF
February 17, 2024

Dear Sir/Madam, Greetings from Somabay Golf Course. We are delighted that you chose to play at our course, and we appreciate your kind review. Our team is dedicated to providing a perfect golfing… More

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Somabay Golf Course. We are delighted that you chose to play at our course, and we appreciate your kind review.
Our team is dedicated to providing a perfect golfing experience for all our guests and we are committed to improving our services, and we will look forward to welcoming you soon at Somabay.

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