KAEC signs deal for $22.6mn golf course

Citiscape Company will build 18-hole championship course in Al Murooj

NEWS, Projects, Citiscape Company, European Golf Design, Golf course, IMG, King abdullah economic city, PGA European Tour, Royal Greens

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract with Citiscape Company for the construction of Royal Greens, an 18-hole championship golf course in Al Murooj.

The $22.6mn (SR85mn) project has already broken ground in anticipation of a December 2015 soft opening.

"The new golf course offers new and unique opportunities for both amateur and accomplished golfers, all in an atmosphere of fun and relaxation," said Fahd Al-Rasheed, KAEC Group CEO and MD.

Royal Greens encompasses an area of 800,000m2, with a length of play of 6,295m, and offers four tee options per hole to provide an appropriately challenging and fun experience for golfers at all skill-levels.

In addition to a driving range, the facility will feature a teaching academy, a short game area and putting, chipping and bunker practice greens as well as a 9,000m2 clubhouse.

The championship course was designed by European Golf Design, a joint venture design company involving the PGA European Tour and IMG.

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