The Gezira Club - Cairo
The 111 year old, par 70 golf courses, the first in Egypt and was once also its best. Before the Nasser Era, it was an 18 hole course used only by British nationals. In 1906, the club members requested from the government to won the club, but were refused. Instead, they were allowed to lease the club for 60 years. In 1951, it was converted into a public club and 9 of its 18 holes were lost to the youth club. Fortunately, it is still possible to play 18 holes with a bit of maneuvering.
About the Course: 18 holes (played on 9 fairways), Par 70, 5860 yards, rating 68, three tees.
Who can Play: Annual memberships, daily golf.
Golf Services: Pro Shop, caddies, trolleys, driving range, club rental.
Learning to Play: Golf Pro, lessons.
About the Club: The course is part of the Gezirah(Island) Sporting Club, which includes four restaurants, swimming, lighted tennis, tennis pros and lessons, squash, croquet, playing fields, walking tracks, exercise facilities, equestrian, basketball, childern's play areas, saunas, bridge and board games.