Golf in Oman

Golf in Oman

THE SULTANATE OF OMAN Experience Authentic Arabia

The Sultanate is a treasure trove of places to see with ten thousand years of living history. Located in the Arabian Gulf, a 2 hrs 30 minutes flight from Chennai, Oman has for centuries attracted travelers from across the seven seas...this is the land of Frankincense, Sinbad the Sailor and Sheherazade’s "Tales of 1001 Nights".
The Sultanate of Oman is situated on the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula bordering the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Oman could well be called a microcosm of almost every geographical and topographical feature found around the world starting with stark, rugged mountains in the north of the country, sweeps its way through vistas of golden sands, wadis and fertile oasis. Approximately 1700 kilometres of coastline provides Oman with some of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere in the world. On the back drop of this , you can now play Golf in Oman….

Day 01 Arrive Muscat

You will arrive at Muscat International Airport. Your friendly and efficient Airport Representative will be there to assist you. After Immigration guests will be directed towards the baggage collection area, where guests can identify their luggage and then proceed through customs. Guests then enter the arrival area to be welcomed by our Representative/Tour Guide.
You will be escorted to the waiting vehicle which you will embark upon and depart for your hotel of choice in Muscat. It would take approximately 20-30 minutes to reach your hotel. This beautiful hotel is your home for two nights.

Day 02 Onwards in Muscat

First day at a pre-fix time you will be taken to the “Muscat Hills Golf Club” where you will meet the manager and discuss about your golf game from the day after onwards & take the opportunity to do a tour of the golf course to acclimatize. After this visit return to the hotel.

In the evening at a pre-fix time you will meet your tour guide and proceed on a short tour of Muscat City,

you will proceed straight to the old Muscat driving through the town, to arrive at the Al Alam Palace the official Residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, The Ruler of Oman. The Palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the 16th century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Mirani ( Photo stop only) After this visit you will drive along the cornice to arrive at the you will continue your drive to the heart of Muttrah. We visit the Muttrah souq. Sound and fragrances are in abundance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel

Day 03 Onwards in Muscat until departure.

Breakfast at the hotel. At a prefix time you will be transferred to the Golf Club where you will spend the day playing golf. Muscat Hills Golf Club has been carefully crafted by the internationally acclaimed golf course designer, Paul Thomas, of Dave Thomas Associates, whose portfolio includes La Manga West (Spain), Seve Ballesteros Golf Club and the Top Players Golf Club (Japan). Natural mountainous surrounds, challenging undulating fairways, greens that require accurate approach shots and ever present natural wadis that run adjacent to a number of holes make for spectacular golf. This special topography will is home to the Region's most exciting golf. You'll likely use every club in the bag.

Current Course Conditions (1)

Nice thick grass awaits the wayward drive. A straight tee shot is crucial if you want to set up an attacking second shot to this well protected green. Not a very long hole but it plays straight into the wind in the afternoon making it a very difficult starting hole.

Current Course Conditions (2)

A well struck drive here can set up an easy birdie for the longer hitters, but any approach to the green with a slice is in trouble with out of bounds right and long of the green. With 6 different tee boxes this hole can accommodate all playing levels.

Current Course Conditions (3)

The correct club choice here is imperative. I would advise to take an extra club, if the bunkers short left of the hole don’t get you, you are left with an awkward chip across a very undulating green.

Current Course Conditions (4)

This is such a beautifully designed Par 5. Bunkers protect the fairway from whatever tee box you hit from. If you can steer clear of the traps off the tee than you can attack the green in two, but again, a large bunker on the left side of the green awaits the miss-hit approach.

Current Course Conditions (5)

The longest Par 4 on the course. Only the single bunker on the entire hole but its length and undulating fairways make it a very difficult Par attempt.

Current Course Conditions (6)

A deceptive, short Par 4. Bunkers protect the green so going for the green in one is not recommended for the longer hitters. A well positioned tee shot can set up an easy approach, but watch out for the out of bounds left and right.

Current Course Conditions (7)

As you can see from this angle, the Wadi poses a very challenging tee shot for the average golfer. Even if you manage to make it across you still have to negotiate the 3 traps waiting on either side.

Current Course Conditions (8)

A nice wide fairway greets the golfer here on the 8th. So much so that it tempts bigger hitters to open up the shoulders and knock it straight through and into the unseen Falaj. From the front tees take a 3 wood just in case!

Current Course Conditions (9)

This hole has a nice big bail out area for those who hit a fade, setting up a mid iron to the green. A nice finish to the front 9 with no major troubles to be had.

Current Course Conditions (10)

The views can often distract the golfer from the shot at hand on the 10th hole. A very tight fairway is crucial to hit if you want a chance to hit the green. Wadi left and bunker right. Pick the club you hit straightest and be sure to put it down the middle. A tough start to the back 9.

Current Course Conditions (11)

A nice fade into the green on 11 is the correct shot to play. The large hill on the right will kick any shot played to the right down onto the green. A welcome relief if you have to play a long iron or fairway wood into the green.

Current Course Conditions (12)

Number 12 has brought many a good round to a sudden halt with no reward to any shots falling short. You need to pray that your miss-hit catches the large bunker at the front or you will be reloading from the tee.

Current Course Conditions (13)

From the white tees, the 13th is an easy par 5 with only a mid iron into the green for 2. You must make birdie here to set yourself up for a tough stretch of holes to finish.

Current Course Conditions (14)

Long grass on the right awaits the poorly struck tee shot. A fairly large green may tempt you to take an extra club but out of bounds awaits the shot that is struck too well.

Current Course Conditions (15)

A long par 4 dogleg right with long grass and 3 massive bunkers protecting anything that drifts right off the tee. A fairly standard shot to the green is there if you can keep your tee shot on the short stuff.

Current Course Conditions (16)

With the wind at your back this can be a rewarding hole with the green sometimes reachable in 2, but players must play to the right side off the tee and into the green as anything left will fall out of bounds and keep our range ball levels well stocked!!

Current Course Conditions (17)

This dogleg right may reward the longer hitters who can bite off the corner. The OOB long and left of the green will put second thoughts through their head as it will penalize the wayward drive. A very smart and scenic hole with the Wadi carry from the tee.

Current Course Conditions (18)

Just a stunning hole but don’t get distracted. Anything heading left over the traps will end in tears with ponds waiting for donations. The smart play is to take a fairway wood or long iron to the right and play a mid iron to the green. But it’s the last hole….Finish in a blaze of glory!!