• El-Missiri: "Somabay is gearing up for its winter season with a variety of high-profile events. We are fully committed to ongoing investments in our golf facilities to ensure one-of-a-kind experience for all our guests.”
  • VW Mavimbela: “Such an impressive sporting event. I believe the destination holds all the assets needed to truly become a world-class magnet”  

Cairo: Abu Soma Touristic Development Company (ASDC)— The Red Sea’s prominent real estate developer and owner of Somabay has hosted the Somabay Golf Open Tournament, from the 7th to the 9th of October, 2021 at the Cascades Golf Resort & Spa.

As a leading advocate for sporting events, Somabay is considered home to some of the most exquisite Golf practice facilities and top-notch playing surfaces in the region. The tournament took place on Somabay’s signature 18-hole, par 72 course (designed by world-renowned Gary Player), and entertained about 80 golfers from different nationalities.

“We are gearing up for the Winter season with a variety of high-profile events, starting with The Somabay Golf Open Tournament, all the way to the Cape-to-Cairo series finale; culminating at Somabay in June 2022.” stated Ibrahim El-Missiri, CEO of ASDC. “Offering a wide range of accommodation options across the entire destination, as well as direct flights to Hurghada from all over Europe, Somabay stands out as a unique destination with a cutting-edge golf facility. All golf-travel aficionados should mark their calendars for such grand events, and stay tuned for more exciting sports & cultural happenings in Somabay.”

“Somabay is fully committed to ongoing investments in its golf facilities; featuring a second course and a new par 3 course; both designed by Tim Lobb of Lobb & Partners. Additionally, a new world-class 5,000 sqm short-game arena is currently growing in, designed by James Edwards from EDI. The new facilities are distinctively versatile in a way that will be the envy of numerous golf resorts worldwide.” El-Missiri further explained. “We are hoping to attract new golfing tourists to The Red Sea and believe that our facilities are perfect for professional golfers bringing groups for tuition breaks. The introduction of our new floodlights will particularly allow a unique practice environment for different groups. We are looking forward to showcasing those accomplishments, alongside the entirety of the Somabay destination to a wider and more diversified audience.”

The Somabay Golf Tournament 2021 has been extremely honored by the attendance of Mr. VW Mavimbela – Ambassador of South Africa to Egypt. His Excellency’s prominent presence manifests the growing bilateral relations between Egypt and South Africa; with special regards to the grand Pan-African Highway project known as ‘The Cape to Cairo Road’.

In appreciation of the games and the festivities, Mr. VW Mavimbela graciously gave a comment: “It was my pleasure to attend such an impressive and impeccably-organized sporting event in Egypt. I have enjoyed my time and great weather, as well as the lavish hospitality of this stunning locale by the Red Sea. I believe the destination holds all the assets needed to truly become a world-class magnet.”

We, hereby, gladly announce the Somabay Golf Open Tournament (Oct. 2021) Leaderboard:

Division (A)

  • Winner: Amal Rateb(Plam Hills Golf Club)
  • Second Place: Sophie Issa(Katameya Hights) 
  • Third Place: Aly Sabry(Gezira Sporting Club)

Division (B)

  • Winner: Yousri Fouad(Palm Hills Golf Club)
  • Second Place: Zaki Khaled(Mirage City)
  • Third Place: Seif Shaheen(Dreamland Golf Club)

Next on Somabay’s Great Golf Exposure calendar is this November’s ‘Golf & Gourmet’ event, sponsored by The Cascades Golf Resort, Spa & Thalasso.

It is worth mentioning that Sombay’s ever-evolving multi-functional course, first opened to public in 1998, is carefully designed for different groups to have their own private spaces. Moreover, Somabay avails an on-premise excellent Golf Academy with 300m double-ended practice range and putting greens. Somabay's remarkable hospitality and immaculate amenities, on the other hand, set the stage for an enjoyable and well-rounded touristic experience.


About Somabay

Somabay is a prime touristic destination in Egypt, idyllically situated on the Red Sea’s coast (just a 20-minute drive from Hurghada International Airport and only a 4-hour flight from Central Europe). Nestled on 10 million square meters of landmass, the self-contained community of Somabay is surrounded by sea on three sides. The resort site boasts some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and panoramic views of desert mountains.

Life at Somabay is where fantasy-scapes follow you wherever you go, and sun-drenched activities take infinite elevating forms. Home to 5 luxury resort hotels and a signature portfolio of residential properties, Somabay’s one-of-a-kind settings with its full complement of premium amenities are the stage for incomparable experiences alongside friends and family.

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