The Education City Golf Club has just completed the final installation of its highly anticipated Centre of Excellence, now fully open for individuals looking to improve or start learning golf. The immersive experience takes golf to another level with an array of indoor and outdoor facilities to give golfers a first class experience.
The Centre of Excellence is destined to become one of the best seats of learning golf in the region and arguably, the world. A colossal claim for the newest course in Qatar but the facility speaks volumes, with unique features taking golf learning to another level. The Centre of Excellence has one of the most holistic facilities in the world, which could take a golfer from beginner level to an elite tour player.
The facility offers V1 Analysis across all six studios and a total of 32 screens, which when matched with the versatility of indoor partitions allows for complete lesson flexibility. Whilst most facilities provide either TrackMan or Flightscope, the Centre of Excellence provides both options, providing a tailored experience to each guest. And that’s just the beginning!
Starting from your arrival at the Centre of Excellence, Education City Golf Club welcomes you with a boutique café on arrival and a PGA Professional. A review with your golf professional determines which area of the facility will help fast track your learning and development.
These areas are:
- The Putting Studio Featuring V1 analysis linked with Zen Green Stage and Putt View, providing a holistic approach to improving putting performance
- Studio 1 Provides a unique custom fitting experience with not only V1, but a choice of Flightscope and TrackMan technology. The in to in or in to out, allows for complete fitting versatility.
- Studio 2 Featuring Biomechanics technology including Gears and SAM Balance lab, K Vest and Boditrak performance.
- Studio 3 Featuring tilted lies Zen Green stage for uphill, downhill or side hill lies and an indoor TrackMan simulator.
- Studio 4 Dedicated to the left handed golfer and showcases attention to detail, where the frustrations of the left handed golfer have been addressed. Not only are the entrance doors positioned to suit a left-handed player, but the screen and coach positioning have also been considered.
- Studio 5 Featuring indoor/outdoor short game practice and full-length golf shots. Studio 5 also doubles as an exclusive private studio dedicated to female golf development and the Ladies only shortgame area behind the facility. With all the technology being portable, the studio can be a self-contained learning centre.
- Gymnasium Featuring Technogym equipment and equipment to help facility golf development.
The impressive line up of facilities work in unison with the three golf courses particularly the nine hole Par 3 course and the six hole championship course, creating new golfers on a fast track route to becoming competent in playing the 18 Hole Championship Course.
Education City Golf Club General Manager Michael Braidwood said they have always anticipated that the Centre of Excellence would be their USP.
… And now that we have it fully installed and up and running, it is clear that it is a facility that is in a class of its own. To have all this modern technology under one roof, operated by our three highly competent Golf professionals, will make the learning and development journey of any golfer a much easier one.
We are really excited about the prospect of what we can do with the Centre of Excellence to grow the game of golf here in Qatar.’
For regional or international golfer, the Centre of Excellence boasts the first Gears Analysis, PuttView and Zen Green stage in the Middle East, therefore giving a pivotal reason to travel to Qatar for a new golf experience. The key in delivering a vast array of high-performance equipment lies within linking the benefits in a strategic way in order to maximise the student experience. Each piece of technology has been carefully positioned, leaving no detail to chance!
The aim of the facility is not only to attract locals to learn golf but also to support international golf development by attracting international golf teams, world ranked amateurs and professionals to train in the off seasons.
Education City Golf Club is unique in the way that there is something for everyone. The Centre of Excellence is a world class facility that can cater for a beginner or a Tour Player and the commitment will be to continually develop and grow the game of golf.
- Education City Golf Club is the first Golf Club in the Middle East to have Gears Sports installed into the Golf Academy
- Education City Golf Club is the first Golf Club in the Middle East to have Putt View installed into the Golf Academy
- Education City Golf Club is the first Golf Club in the World to have a purpose built studio integrated with a ZEN Green Stage specifically for golf tuition for full length golf shots for ball above feet, ball below feet or sidehill lies.
- To our knowledge Education City Golf Club could be the first facility to have Zen Green stage recessed into the floor with SAM PuttLab, Putt View and V1 HD all within a purpose designed Putting studio
- To our knowledge Education City Golf Club is the first Golf Club in the world to have a dedicated ladies only golf studio with ladies only shortgame area.
Footnote About the Technology:
PuttView is a visual putting aid that uses augmented reality to project the ideal putting path and pace directly onto the green. PuttView uses slope data to calculate and project an accurate, animated light path onto the putting surface, and the product also offers additional visual guidance to help a player find the correct pace.
For more information about the Education City Golf Club and its newly opened Centre of Excellence, visit their website at ecgolf.com.