The Wave, Muscat celebrates opening of Almouj Golf
The Wave, Muscat, Oman's premier lifestyle destination, today
celebrated the official opening ceremony of Almouj Golf under the
patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin As'ad Al Said which was
attended by dignitaries from both the government and private
sectors as well as the legendary golfer Greg Norman, designer of
In his opening address, His Excellency Sultan bin Hamdoon Al
Harthy, Chairman of The Wave, Muscat, said: "Almouj Golf is a
world-class sporting, tourism and leisure asset for the city of
Muscat, and one which we are truly proud to have on our doorstep.
This milestone has been achieved in close cooperation with other
organisations, governmental and private, to support and promote the
sport within the Sultanate with the aim to develop the first
generation of Omani golfers to represent our country in the
"Almouj Golf is the first Professional Golf Association standard
18-hole golf course in Oman and aims to be one of the 100 top golf
courses in the world. The facilities comprise of a championship
course, specialist state of the art golf Academy and floodlit
driving range and par 3 course where golfing enthusiasts can
practice their game into the evening. Yet, in creating this
world-class vision, the development process stayed true to the
principles of sustainable environmental design and responsible
tourism, taking utmost care to protect the indigenous Omani flora
and fauna on the development site itself", Al Harthy added.
Almouj Golf will undoubtedly play a key role in the promotion of
sports tourism in the Sultanate by putting Oman firmly on the
international golf map. As well as functioning as a key leisure
asset for Muscat, Almouj Golf also aims to claim its place on
international golf tour schedules.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Greg Norman commented: "It is
a pleasure to officially open Almouj Golf here in Muscat, and to
see the final product. I believe that, as the Sultanate's first
championship course, Almouj Golf is leading the way for golf in the
country and I am proud to have played a role in developing Oman's
golfing talent. This is a beautiful course set within even more
stunning surroundings and I wish all who come to play here a
challenging and enjoyable round."
Located at The Wave, Muscat, Almouj Golf is the Sultanate's
first Professional Golf Association (PGA) Standard signature golf
course. The opening of this outstanding course marks the completion
of a two-year staged development process to create the distinctive
course architecture, comprising of Oman's first signature
championship course and first floodlit golf course, the 9-hole par
3 and the first golf academy in the Sultanate.
Guided by a design philosophy which prioritises the specific
characteristics of the site to develop an environmentally
sustainable yet challenging course, Greg Norman took elements from
the unique Omani landscape to create a course which echoes it
surroundings. The silhouette of the Hajar Mountain range, of which
the Almouj Golf course has stunning vistas, is clearly visible in
the shape and positioning of the natural sand dunes at the course.
Similarly, the intact natural water lakes within the course and the
signature touch of brilliant white Omani crushed marble in the
Norman bunkers create an authentic link between this world-class
standard course and its Omani surroundings.