The perfect year-round golf destination
Blessed with a year round temperate climate, Somabay is the perfect golfing destination to enjoy an experience like no other.
The championship golf course at Somabay was designed by the golfing icon that is Gary Player. The South African has firmly established himself as one of the greats not just in terms of his playing career but, for many years now in the world of golf course design.
In the mid 1990’s Gary Player was approached to design a course on the Somabay Resort and he duly delivered a truly world class layout which he referred to as the Pebble Beach of Africa based on its proximity to the Red Sea.
The course plays through the desert around the resort with no less than 6 holes positioned on the dramatic Red Sea coastline. Tees, fairways and greens provide a playing oasis as the course meanders around the resorts with constant, breath-taking views of the Red Sea all with stunning mountains as a backdrop.
The golf facilities continue to improve at Somabay and world class practice facilities by way of a 300m double ended floodlit range with exquisite turf teeing area has been joined by an incredible 5000 sqm Short Game Arena, designed by James Edwards from EDI Golf that provides an unlimited variety of opportunity for those wanting to hone their short game.
A second course is under construction and is being designed by Tim Lobb from Lobb & Partners. This course is being designed with playability in mind and will perfectly compliment the existing course. In addition, a specially designed short course is due to be opened in late 2022.
It is our aim to make golf more fun, to deliver golf experiences that leave you coming back for more. What could be better than enjoying great golf in a great place that leaves you with a massive smile on your face!