Les Cascades Golf Course Soma Bay Egypt
Les Cascades Golf Course Soma Bay is a most beautiful championship golf course designed by Gary Player and is the first course on the Western Red Sea coast as well as the first championship course in the Middle East designed by one of the 'Big Three' (Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus). The course has been described by Gary Player as the 'next Pebble Beach' and ranked amongst the 20 top golf courses in the world by readers of 'Golf Journal'. If you want to play golf in Egypt this course is not to be missed. I stayed at La Residence des Cascades in Soma Bay in Egypt, and played the Cascades Course. It is a unique experience to play a desert course with an ocean backdrop, and it is truly breathtaking. Whilst it is a true Championship course, we as a family were able to play without handicap evidence as residents of the fabulous ‘La Residence Des Cascades Hotel, staying in July, which is low season with only 10% occupancy.
As there are four different tee positions on every hole, the course works very well for players of all abilities, and there are views to die for on every hole. The contrasts between the lush well watered fairways and greens, and the desert sand where you would expect to find rough are just a beginning. When you follow this up with the turquoise and blue Red Sea, plus the distant mountains you could indeed think you were in paradise – for you are. Indeed I even rang work colleagues and friends who were all at work to gloat in the middle of my round!!! There was no danger of disturbing fellow players as there were only 3 other playing groups on the course, possibly because the temperature was somewhere over 40 degrees centigrade!! It must be said the complimentary carts, the quite stiff breeze, and the ‘watering holes’ on the course did much to alleviate that!! To look at photographs go to http://www.worldwidevacationspots.
com/articles/7/1/Cascades-Course-Soma-Bay-Egypt/Page1.html I’ve played resort courses all over the world, and have had to produce evidence of handicap, and then seen fellow golfers hacking there way round – no golf snobbery here – just a lovely beautifully maintained course, green staff with immaculate manners – it was a real treat. It is no wonder that The Cascades Golf Course Soma Bay is often described as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. The high quality of its hotel – La Residence des Cascades makes this a trip worth making.
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