Stunning Al Zorah opens its doors
THIS is the incredible new golf course that’s set to open in the Middle East before the end of the year. Al Zorah Golf Club is the work of the highly-respected Nicklaus Design group, and will be managed by Troon Golf, the world-renowned leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing.
Interestingly, the course is the first new championship venue to be constructed in the United Arab Emirates for nearly six years. It is set amongst a spectacular naturally-preserved environment of native sandy areas, lakes and one million square metres of mangroves. As the Ajman emirate’s first golf course and Nicklaus Design’s first solo project in the Middle East, Al Zorah will feature pristinely manicured fairways and greens alongside an abundance of natural wildlife, 12km of waterfront and a tidal system that alters the dynamics of the course on an hourly basis.
Philip Henderson, the general manager for Al Zorah Golf, said the incredible setting of the golf course and the views it provides will be a big hit with visitors.
“The work the Nicklaus Design team has done on maintaining the natural beauty of the land and making it part of the course’s personality has been remarkable,” said Henderson. “The end result is a world-class golf course set in an extremely refined and eco-friendly environment.
“As well as the golf course and its spectacular surroundings, visitors to Al Zorah Golf Club will be welcomed with impeccable service and hospitality thanks to the partnership with the famous Troon Golf company. The product will provide the perfect fit for the modern golfer.”
Troon Golf boss Bruce Glasco described the setting for the new course as ‘absolutely breathtaking’ and said Troon’s track record of world-class service would serve the resort well in the years to come.
“Troon Golf has a proven track record of delivering world-class service for golfers at top courses and we now look forward to helping Al Zorah become one of the most talked about courses in the region,” said Glasco.
The site on which the course sits has been designated a Free Hold Zone by the Government of Ajman, meaning the land is not only legal to build on but to live on, too. Constructed in conjunction with real estate developer and property manager Solidere International (SI), there are 42 Al Zorah Golf Villas as part of an initial development, offering a more relaxed way of living amongst natural landscapes and wildlife.
For more information on the new course, log-on to alzorah.ae