The Gezira Club In Cairo, Egypt
The 111 year old, par 70 golf course, the first in Egypt, 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.
For non-members, entrance to the club is 20 LE. Tournament fee is 40 LE and non-members are welcome to participate.
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 Sporting Club, which includes four restaurants, swimming, lighted tennis, tennis pros and lessons, squash, croquet, playing fields, walking tracks, exercise facilities, equestrian, basketball, children's play areas, saunas, bridge and board games
The Gezira Club