Katameya Heights Golf court - Cairo
Egpt has not traditionally been known as a golf destination. This changed however with the opening of the first true Championship Golf Course. Since January 1997, Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort has been a fully operational resort community for those who love the challenge of golf and tennis, while enjoying a wide variety of recreational and social facilities. Just 20 minutes from Cairo 's International Airport and conveniently located between Cairo 's distinguished districts of Heliopolis and Maadi.
This 5 star deluxe resort features 27 holes of championship golf, practice facilities and a golf academy. Set amid endless rolling hills of golfing green, our Clubhouse stands in recognized glory with restaurants, lounges, bars, a swimming pool, health spa, state of the art fitness center and a fully stocked Pro shop. Katameya Heights is also the site of the prestigious (El Shafei Tennis Ranch), the perfect facility for tennis in a lively atmosphere. Our children's Clubhouse (The Hangout) is dedicated to provide everything our junior members could wish for. Receiving worldwide critical acclaim from the international media, Katameya Heights development also includes 280 luxurious villas overlooking nearly 250 acres of green fairways surrounded by golden desert sand. Future plans include a hotel with conference facilities, the development of squash courts, which are expected to be operational by the end of 1999.
Hole 1 - Par 4 -380 yards This opening hole places a premium on accuracy and not distance off the tee. OB aligns both sides of the fairways, which slopes to the right at the landing area. The large green is guarded to the front left and back right by bunkers. Making par is a good start!
Hole 2 - Par 4 - 325 yards This short dogleg plays downwind and is one of the few birdie holes on the front nine. Big hitters can try to drive to the green by cutting the corner over the palms on the left. The undulating tiered green is guarded to the right by cavernous bunker and a steep hill.
Hole 3 -Par 3 - 170 yards This straightforward par three rewards the conservative middle of the green tee shot. Like the second hole, the green is on a hillside, balls missed to the right will catch a deep bunker or roll down the hill.
Hole 4 - Par 5 - 520 yards This dogleg par 5 begins with an elevated tee shot to the fairway below. Second and third shots are straight uphill. The fairway is bordered by waste areas and narrows as it approaches the large green, bunkered to the front right.
Hole 5 - Par 4 - 450 yards Rated the hardest hole on the course, length off the tee is a premium. A well stuck drive will leave a long iron or even a fairway wood from a downhill lie to a green guarded by four bunkers and a pond to the right
Hole 6 - Par 5 - 540 yards The toughest par five on the course plays uphill, dead into the wind, has OB down the left, a pond to the right of the tee and waste areas aligning the fairway on both sides. The green is elevated with bunkers to the left, right and back.
Hole 7 - Par 4 - 390 yards This long dogleg par four has a well situated fairway bunker to the right, demanding a straight tee shot. The large tiered green is guarded by three bunkers and is slightly elevated.
Hole 8 -Par 3 - 205 yards A long iron or fairway wood is needed to reach a large undulating green, guarded by well placed bunkers. Shots hit long will find the pond.
Hole 9 - Par 4 - 410 yards The hole doglegs sharply to the left and requires an accurate tee shot. The elevated green is deep and protected by four bunkers.
Hole 10 - Par 4 - 365 yards This short dogleg generally plays downwind and is the easiest birdie opportunity on this nine. Off an elevated tee, big hitters can try to cut the corner and drive the well bunkered green. The undulating fairway will seldom give you an even lie on approach shots .
Hole 11 - Par 3 - 170 yards This short par three plays straight uphill to a green, which is guarded three bunkers. Small plateaus are situated in front of the green to stop balls hit short form rolling back down slope.
Hole 12 - Par 5 -560 yards This par 5 doglegs to the right, but slopes to the left. Two fairway traps and OB to the right come into play on your second shot. The large green is elevated and guarded by bunkers left and right.
Hole 13 - Par 4 - 360 yards This dogleg left is bordered by palms and waste areas down both sides of the fairways. The putting surface is slightly elevated. Bunkers to the back left and right will see a lot of balls, so too will the pond, which eats up, misses long or right.
Hole 14 -Par 4 - 410 yards This difficult hole plays straight uphill, and will require most to be hitting long iron second shots into a green which is elevated and bunkered to the left. Approach shots landing short will trickle back down the slope, making par a difficult score.
Hole 15 - Par 5 - 535 yards Standing higher than the great pyramids, our signature hole offers a breathtaking view from the elevated tee 40 meters above the landing area below. The fairway doglegs around a pond to the left, and traps come into play on second shots. The green is large and framed by bunkers.
Hole 16 - Par 3 -190 yards Playing dead into the prevailing wind from an elevated tee to an elevated green. 16 is the toughest par three on the course. Both distance and accuracy are needed. Miss-hits short will either find one of the two bunkers in the front or trickle back down the hill .
Hole 17 - Par 4 - 385 yards This par 4 has OB to the right and a large pond to negotiate. Approach shots are hit over water to a large green with bunkers front right and in the back. Miss hits short, long or to the left will be wet.
Hole 18 - Par 4 - 415 yards Extremely long, straight uphill, a narrow fairway with OB on the right and generally playing straight into the wind, 18 is one of the toughest holes on the course. Even long hitters will be struggling to reach this green in two shots. Regulation pars will be few and far between.
Hole 1 - Par 3 - 170 yards With the prevailing wind in your back, this par three plays shorter than it looks. Bunkers guard the front right and left of this undulating green. Tee shots left and short will trickle down in to grass depressions.
Hole 2 - Par 4 - 315 yards Grip it and rip it! A very wide landing area and wind at your back allows you to come out of your shoes and still find the short fairway grass. Long hitters may want to cut the corner of this dogleg left in hopes of reaching the green. A steep ridge runs through the middle of this green requiring an accurate approach shot.
Hole 3 - Par 4 - 385 yards One of the most scenic tee shots of Katameya! Downhill with a lake and golf course as the backdrop takes your breath away. This long par 4 into the wind will test your golfing skills. A well-placed bunker on the left side of the fairway will catch a few balls. Be aware of the pinplacement on this green as it is multi-tiered and slopes from left to right.
Hole 4 - Par 4 - 290 yards This short par 4 is guarded by a lake on the right and two fairway bunkers on the left. A good straight tee shot leaves a short wedge into an undulating green protected by two traps. The traps really come into play with a far left or far right pin replacement.
Hole 5 - Par 3
Hole 8 -Par 4 - 365 yards A good drive up the middle leaves a straight approach shot to the green on this uphill, dogleg to the left par 4. Balls missed left off the tee may find the fairway bunker. The second shot usually plays into the wind.
Hole 9 - Par 4 - 285 yards This short par 4 can be rewarding or damaging to your score. Water to the right and O. B. to the left demand a straight, downhill tee shot to a narrow landing area. Once there, a short uphill wedge is all that is left to an undulating green.
About the Course: 18-hole Championship Course, Par 72, 6780 yards, rating 72, five tees; 9-hole course, par 35, 2985 yards Who can Play: Annual memberships, daily golf for guests of members, tourist groups and hotel guests welcome weekdays with prior reservations Golf Services: Pro Shop, caddies, power carts, pull carts, driving range, tournaments, food and beverage on the course Learning to Play: Golf Pros, lessons, video swing analysis, golf academy About the Clubhouse: Two restaurants, two bars, billiards, satellite television, function room, fitness center, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, professional trainers, life guards Other Facilities: Tennis Academy with 10 clay courts, tennis pro, lessons, all level tennis programs, pro shop, cafeteria, swimming pool, squash, gymnasium; separate children's clubhouse with two heated swimming pools, outdoor playground, two indoor playrooms, restaurant, nursery, clinic.