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Egypt Golf: Katameya Heights Golf in Cairo, Egypt


Katameya (Qatameya) Heights Golf and Tennis Resort

Egypt 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 Cairos International Airport and conveniently located between Cairos distinguished districts of Heliopolis and Maadi.


Picture of Katameya Heights

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 childrens 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.

Golf Course at the Katameya Heights in New Cairo

Eighteen Hole Course

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.

Holes

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

IN

Total

Black

380

325

170

520

450

540

390

205

410

3,390

365

170

560

360

410

535

190

385

415

3,390

6,780

Gold

350

305

160

500

420

510

365

185

380

3,165

335

165

530

330

370

515

170

360

390

3,175

6,340

Blue

320

280

140

470

380

480

325

170

355

2,920

315

150

505

305

340

485

160

325

355

2,940

5,860

White

300

260

120

450

360

455

310

155

330

2,740

295

140

475

290

325

465

140

305

335

2,770

5,510

Red

285

245

105

425

340

435

295

150

310

2,590

280

125

455

270

225

440

135

285

300

2,515

5,105

Par

4

4

3

5

4

5

4

3

4

36

4

3

5

4

4

5

3

4

4

36

72

Handicap

7

17

15

11

1

5

3

13

9

18

14

6

16

2

10

8

12

4

Nine Hole Course

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 pin

placement 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.

Holes

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Black

185

340

410

315

165

505

370

390

305

2,985

Gold

170

315

385

290

150

480

345

365

285

2,785

Blue

160

280

345

265

135

450

315

330

255

2,535

White

145

265

325

250

120

420

300

310

240

2,375

Red

135

250

315

225

95

400

275

290

224

2,210

Par

3

4

4

4

3

5

4

4

4

35

Handicap

6

9

3

5

4

1

8

2

7

View of the Golf Course at the Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort

Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort

New Cairo City (Fifth District), Ring Road

PO Box 5984, West Heliopolis, Postal Code 11771

Cairo, Egypt. Tel: (202) 27580808 (six lines) or (202)27580512 - 17

Fax: (202) 27580506

Booking of Tee Times: (202) 27580505

Email: Tour Egypt travel department

See Also:

Golfing in Cairo


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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011

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