is the brand established by the Oman Golf Committee to support the growth of golf within the Sultanate of Oman. Golf Oman exists to increase

of golf to the domestic and international markets.

The Oman Open

The Oman Open

Junior Golf

Junior Golf

Golf Tourism

Golf Tourism

OHI Oman Amateur Opens

OHI Oman Amateur Opens

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OHI Oman Amateur Opens

Attracting golfers throughout the region the Golf Oman Amateur Opens are growing year on year and are the highlight of Oman’s amateur tournaments. Rotated between the 18 hole courses in Oman and played over two days, this flagship event was first hosted in 2010 and is the first major event on the Oman Golfing Calendar.

The field is currently open for all to participate but the 2018 edition will see for the first time qualification criteria which will be linked to the 2017 Oman Order of Merit. The top 20 golfers from each of the four clubs will receive an invite to play in the event. Exemptions will be given to all Omani National squad players and past winners.

Amateur Champion

Year Venue Winner
2010 Muscat Hills Ian Morrison
2011 Muscat Hills Jilan Jenggi
2012 Ghala Golf Club / Muscat Hills Azaan Al Rumhy
2013 Muscat Hills Jeff Campbell
2014 Ghala Golf Club Jeff Campbell
2015 Muscat Hills Nasser Yaqoob
2016 Al Mouj Golf Sultan Abdulla Sultan
2017 Ghala Golf Club Nasser Yaqoob
2018 Ghala Golf Club Nasser Yaqoob

Seniors Champion

Year Venue Winner
2005 Ghala Golf Club Paul Sharples
2006 Ghala Golf Club C. Lee
2007 Ghala Golf Club Paul Sharples
2008 Ghala Golf Club M Al Whahaibi
2009 Ghala Golf Club Paul Sharples
2010 Ghala Golf Club K Taylor
2011 Ghala Golf Club G Durreim
2012 Ghala Golf Club Sachin Bawa
2013 Ghala Golf Club Sachin Bawa
2014 Ghala Golf Club Ali Hameed
2015 Ghala Golf Club Ali Hameed
2016 Ghala Golf Club Ali Hameed
2017 Al Mouj Golf Allan Middleton
2018 Ras Al Hamra Allan Middleton

 
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Golf Tourism

The Sultanate of Oman is often referred to as the hidden jewel at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.

Despite Oman’s rapid transformation into a modern society since His Majesty Sultan Qaboos ascended the throne in 1970 the country has retained its heritage, traditions, and values. This, combined with the world-renowned Omani hospitality, makes Oman the ideal destination for travellers looking to experience authentic Arabia.

Oman’s landscape is varied, from the tall mountains and deep gorges of the Al Hajar range, to water-filled wadis, endless unspoilt beaches and some of the world’s most stunning desert landscapes, the diverse beauty of Oman is evident in every part of the country.

Oman’s appeal to travellers is as diverse as its landscape, from world class luxury beach hotels to adventure filled backpacking, Oman offers many unique holiday experiences. Tourism has been identified as a key area of growth and recently much has been done to make the process easier for those wishing to visit the Sultanate. In 2018 the new terminal at Muscat International Airport opened, allowing for an increased number of visitors and vastly improving the experience for those using it. Several high-profile hotel brands have recently opened, or are in the final stage of construction, offering a wide array of accommodation to suit all budgets. Local Tour Operators have recognised the need to modernise and engage with their international audience, offering a variety of experiences throughout the Sultanate.

Over the last decade golf has rightly taken its place at the tourism table. With five grassed golf courses, all within easy reach of the capital city Muscat, Oman can now be firmly considered as a golfing destination. The golf courses themselves are varied, from the stunning coastal links at Al Mouj Golf which is host to the annual European Tour Oman Open, to the two oldest courses in Oman dating back to 1969, Ghala Golf Club and Ras Al Hamra, playing golf in Oman can offer memorable experiences for all.

 
Golf Tourism: CEO European Tour Picture

"Oman truly is a hidden gem, I did not know till my visit this time. It offers all a top pro golfer would like to have during the off-season. The weather is perfect, the people are hospitable and the Al Mouj golf course is just amazing. All these make Oman an ideal golf destination.”

Keith Pelley, CEO European Tour

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The inaugural Oman Open was played in 2018 at Al Mouj Golf forming part of the European Tour schedule which consists of 47 tournaments across 26 different countries. Although this was the first visit for the European Tour to the Sultanate of Oman the journey began in 2013 with the Challenge Tour, the growth from a Challenge Tour event with a prize fund of $300,000 to a full European Tour event with a prize fund of $1,750,000 in less than 6 years has been astounding.

The 2019 Oman Open is set to be played again at Al Mouj Golf from the 28thFebruary to the 3rdMarch where Joost Luiten from the Netherlands will defend the title he won in 2018.

The event schedule will be as follows:               

25th February Official Practice Day 1
26th February Official Practice Day 2
27th February Sultanate of Oman ProAm
28th February Tournament Day 1
1st March Tournament Day 2
2nd March Tournament Day 3
3rd March Tournament Day 4

 

 

Event The Oman Open
Dates 28th February – 3rd March 2019
Venue Al Mouj Golf, Muscat, Oman
Prize Fund $1.75m

 

Defending Champion

The Oman Open: 2018 Winner Picture

Joost Luiten (Ned) -16

 

Ghala Golf Club

Founded in 1971, Ghala Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Oman. Starting out as a modest 9-hole, sand course, it has since developed into a fully-grassed, 18-hole course with a popular members-only clubhouse and practice facilities.

Set snugly into a valley, surrounded by the rugged Al-Hajar mountains, it is unparalleled in its uniquely Omani setting. With its narrow fairways, the newly landscape course is a challenge for all skill levels. Located in the heart of Muscat, Ghala Golf Club is well-known for its friendly and social members who create an enjoyable and welcoming environment for everyone. The clubs members are the most diverse of all the clubs in Oman, with the largest number of Omani members, many of whom have been playing since the early 70’s.

The recently renovated clubhouse provides panoramic views of the 9th, 15th and 18th holes and is the ideal place to relax with some drinks, good food and better company. Ghala has continued to be the only club in Oman that offers free playing facilities to all junior golfers, 18 years and under.

 

Al Mouj Golf

Designed by Greg Norman, the course at Al Mouj Golf provides a challenging 18 holes of varying lengths and configurations. Norman has captured the essence of the surrounding environment and enhanced it to produce a links style course that runs alongside over two kilometers of beach.

The course is 7,342 yards in length, and highlights include a daunting Par 3 island green and a challenging Par 5 that stretches for over 600 yards. The breathtaking views of the Sea of Oman and the Hajar Mountains are visible from everywhere on the course.

Al Mouj Golf is also home to a golf academy with a state of the art swing studio, driving range and private golf lesson area. Dining facilities are available and offer true Omani hospitality welcoming all guests, irrespective of golfing prowess.

Norman believes that Oman's first PGA standard course is one of the best that he has been involved with anywhere in the world and anticipates that over the coming years Al Mouj Golf will gain global recognition.

 

Ras Al Hamra Golf Club

Ras Al Hamra is a nine-hole layout and is unique in Oman as the first completely floodlit Golf Course.

Clever placement of multiple tees with large double greens as well as alternative locations create a par 71 layout varying from 5,400 to 6,500 yards for 18 holes which is great fun to play.

Designed by Graham Marsh Golf Design, this semi-private facility is a desert style course amongst an arid wadi and coastal hillsides, next to the Gulf of Oman. It was originally opened in 1969 as a sand course but has been redesigned as a grass course with established trees and native shrubs planted throughout so that the landscape resembles the barren and rocky feel of the surrounding Omani environment.

In addition to the nine holes it boasts its own floodlit practice area.

 

Muscat Hills

Muscat Hills Golf Course was the vision of the late His Highness Kais Bin Tarik Al Said. It was the first 18 hole grassed golf course to be built in the Sultanate of Oman.

Designed by Paul Thomas of David Thomas and Associates the 72-par, 6383 meter golf course is uniquely designed with sea views and a spectacular back drop of the Al Hajar Mountains. The course is landscaped in and around the natural Wadi terrain offering generous fairways and challenging shots over the wadi escarpments. The course offers 5 teeing ground options and therefore caters to a wide range of golfing ability.

Members and regular visitors often comment on the fairness of the design of the course and how the course makes you want to come back time and time again.

Complementing the Championship course is our comfortable club house with a large outdoor seating area and excellent practice facilities that feature a spectacular 400-meter floodlit driving range  and a putting green.

The Academy offers state-of-the-art equipment under the tutorship of qualified PGA professionals who offer a wide range of tuition services using the latest cutting edge technologies of eCoaching including swing video analysis, Flight Scope, Sam Putt Lab.

 

Jebel Sifah Golf Course

Seamlessly integrated into the spectacular surroundings and natural landscapes, Jebel Sifah's nine hole par 36 golf course is something special.

Harradine Golf's first ever seaside course, which can also be played as an 18 hole par 72 course by playing the second round off different tees, embodies the variety of the Jebel Sifah community.

The Golf Course, with its green side bunkers, will challenge more experienced golfers and remain welcoming enough for beginners to enjoy. The views from most of the elevated tees are quite simply breath taking and after conquering the course why not meet, relax and go over your game at the exclusive luxury clubhouse.