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OBGOLF

02 April 2020

Oman’s First Links-Style Course

Designed by international golfing legend Greg Norman of Australia, Al Mouj Golf at Al Mouj, Muscat, is a links-style course offering up a challenge for amateurs and professionals alike. Positioned along a stunning stretch of coastline flanking the Indian Ocean, and with the stunning Hajar mountain range in the background, this 7,342-yard course lies at the heart of a luxury leisure and residential complex. 

The stunning course, peppered with bunkers and water hazards, presents some truly unique characteristics on each of the holes that are nestled between the natural dunes. Players might be challenged by the steep humps and mounds that line the fairway for the first few holes, however, the biggest obstacles are sure to be the bunkers. True to the style of designer Greg Norman the bunkers here are large, deep sand traps thrusting up around the course.

The long 477-yard par-4 9 th hole poses what is arguably the toughest challenge on the scorecard. The tee box sits just yards from the beach and while the fairway is generous, the greenside bunkers are deep and need to be carefully negotiated. Later in your round, you’ll arrive at the signature hole, a 230-yard par-3 with a stunning backdrop at the tee. The 11th hole on the course, it requires a long iron or fairway wood to reach the green and you’ll need to consider the wind here.

In addition to enjoying the sultanate’s leading golf course, visitors can take advantage of the rest of the Al Mouj Muscat leisure and residential complex. Comprised of luxury residential properties, hotels, shops and dining facilities at The Walk, and the world-class Al Mouj Marina, there is plenty to see and do.

 

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