Monday, September 14
Egypt’s First Master Planned Community Features Pyramids and Golf
TPL’s Tim Lobb and Ross Perrett stand beside the quarry
that will influence the golf course design at New Giza.
I’VE NEVER BEEN TO Egypt, but if I were to put it on my travel wish list 2013 would be a good time to go. That’s when a master-planned community, including a new championship golf course, is scheduled to be completed within view of the Pyramids of Giza.
MGM Mirage plans to build a luxury hotel (to be called MGM Grand New Giza) at the Egyptian development of New Giza, alongside a golf course designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb (TPL). The hotel and golf course will be part of a 1,500-acre development—Egypt’s first master-planned community—that will include elegant homes, lavish restaurants, shopping malls, sporting facilities, a hospital and a university.
“From the outset the client, TPL, and the whole design team have been committed to delivering a world-class project the whole of Egypt can be proud of,” said TPL’s Tim Lobb.
TPL’s New Giza design is set on hills overlooking the ancient Pyramids. The course descends into the bowels of an old quarry, utilizing the natural features to add drama to the holes design, routing and player experience.
Once completed, the New Giza Development will also feature 2,500 villas and townhouses—80 percent of which will enjoy views of Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza.
−The Armchair Golfer
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