Education City Golf Club Achieves Worldclass.Golf Status
Designed by José María Olazábel, Education City Golf Club is the latest world-class destination to join worldclass.golf – a portfolio of the world’s premier golf courses, destinations and resorts.
Located on the outskirts of Doha, the Education City Golf Club is set against the backdrop of the Education City Stadium, one of the venues for the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches. Olazábel designed a 33-hole facility that includes as its centrepiece, an 18-hole championship course that weaves its way through desert and wadi terrain, with the first few holes purposely designed to route golfers to an ancient wadi wall that sets the tone for the remainder of the on-course experience. Wadi is an Arabic term for valley, ravine or channel.
Education City’s six-hole course features two par 3’s, three par 4’s and one par five and has been designed by Olazábel to allow juniors, beginners and families the opportunity to experience a world-class golf course in a shorter format. A floodlit nine-hole par 3 course completes the offering, with holes ranging from 100-175 yards in length.
The Centre of Excellence at Education City provides world-class practice facilities, and is destined to become one the regions best seats of learning. With state-of-the-art equipment including Trackman, Putting Lab, Swing Studio and a double-ended driving range, the Centre of Excellence at Education City was the crowning glory that lead to worldclass.golf, according to publisher and managing director, Michael Lenihan who visited the destination last month.
The Centre of Excellence at Education City Golf Club has all the necessary facets to become one of the foremost golf academies in world golf, and really does have to be seen to be believed. The entire golf operation is, in fact, truly world-class, and the visitor journey and on-course experience for guests will unquestionably be one of the finest in the region.’
Accepting the invitation to join woldclass.golf, Education City Golf Club General Manager Michael Braidwood said that when he read the launch last Autumn of worldclass.golf, he knew instantly that Education City Golf Club would meet the key criteria for entry.
We’ve worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that we have one of the best facilities in the world, and when the invitation to join like-minded destinations within the worldclass.golf portfolio was extended, I had no hesitation in accepting.’
For updates and more information about the Education City Golf Club, visit their website at ecgolf.com.