Legendary Golfer Greg Norman tours The Wave, Muscat
Designer of the Sultanate's first sea facing PGA Links golf
course at The Wave, Muscat, legendary golfer Greg Norman inspected
the progress of the various construction phases that are advancing
at an exceptional pace. The Former No 1 world golfer also held an
exclusive golf clinic for members of the Omani Golf Committee and
junior golfers through a range of his signature techniques at the
Sales Centre Golf green.
During his second visit to the Sultanate, Norman reviewed the
finalization of the shaping of the first 9-holes as well as the
progress of the Golf Academy, driving range and floodlit par 3
practice facility. With over 1,000,000m3 of earth moved, the entire
course is scheduled for completion, in 2011.
"I am very happy to be back in Muscat, to see the first hand
progress of the golf course on-site at The Wave, Muscat" expressed
Greg Norman. "I fell in love with Oman when I first visited several
years ago. Since then, I have felt a great deal of responsibility
to create not only a championship golf course, but a very memorable
golf experience that incorporates the character of the magnificent
land forms and flora found in Oman. Upon completion, the golf
course will be one of the most beautiful and unique golf courses
that we have ever built. "
Michael Lenarduzzi, Chief Executive Officer, The Wave, Muscat
added, "Having the opportunity to draw from the expertise and
experience of one of the most prominent and successful golfers in
the world paves the way in our quest to provide the Sultanate with
the ultimate golfing experience. This is a reflection of our high
delivery standards, as we create a truly integrated lifestyle brand
where residential, leisure, entertainment and sports facilities are
centralized in the heart of the capital."
Lenarduzzi went on to say that Greg Norman Golf Course Design
(GNGCD) have managed to capture the true essence of the beautiful
and scenic Omani landscape through their visionary design
philosophy, supporting The Wave, Muscat in positioning the
Sultanate as a premier international golfing destination.
The signature course design is reflected through the recent
formation of the courses' headlands at the tip of the sea-side as
well as the dramatic shaping of the dunes that surround the course,
as a defining architectural feature. The first 9-hole facility is
scheduled to open by end of 2010. Both irrigation lakes have been
successfully excavated and the supply of water has now been
established with Haya Water.
The four-hectare grass nursery, the golf courses' 'turf farm'
continues to grow and is now significantly green enough to be
spotted by aerial view from above the Sultanate. The speed of this
growth is attributed to the on-going dedication and expertise of
GNGCD's on-site team and Southern Golf Oman LLC.
From project master planning and construction consultation to
on-site design, the world's premier signature golf course designer
and architect, brings an unmatched design philosophy which is
guided by intimate knowledge of site characteristics and aims to
create an environmentally sustainable, challenging and playable
From the onset, The Wave, Muscat aimed at popularizing golf locally
and enhancing sports tourism by providing a world acclaimed
facility for residents and visitors. In recent years, the sport has
been gaining national momentum with the formation of the Omani Golf
Committee and an active National Team. Golf is now appealing to a
wider range of athletes and sports enthusiasts from all ages and a
number of specialized golfing leagues are also active including the
Oman Open Men, Oman Open Women and Oman Open Juniors