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Discover Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna in Egypt

By: Derek Clements | Wed 15 May 2024

When you think of Egypt you are likely to bring to mind images of pyramids, pharaohs, camels and deserts. 

It may not seem an obvious destination for a golf break but it may be time to think again.

For a start, you will be guaranteed sunshine no matter what time of year you go - and you just might be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the golf courses you find there. Egyptians have been used to looking after Western holidaymakers for many years so you know that food and accommodation are going to hit the mark.

And the place to start just might be the Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna, which is one of the country’s top five-star golf resorts.

Steigenberger Golf Resort


Steigenberger boasts 268 bespoke rooms and 58 suites to cater for all budgets and group sizes.

Award-winning architect Michael Graves designed the resort to provide a modern feel with Nubian touches evident throughout. Dining options and bars are plentiful, offering guests a mixture of traditional and international cuisines, suited to everyone’s needs.

Accommodation consists of superior rooms, deluxe rooms, junior suites and the Steigenberger Suite, each providing a unique stay with every room providing beautiful views of the lagoon, pool, or golf course. Additionally, each room comes with everything you would expect from a five-star hotel.

With glorious views of the hotel’s lush gardens, the newly-renovated Superior Rooms are bright and sleek. The modern aesthetic pairs soft grey tones with light wood finishes, and the private terrace or balcony is the perfect spot to recline on a sunbed. With connecting rooms with Junior Suites available, these generous rooms can comfortably accommodate up to three adults in king or twin bedding. The space includes a masterfully appointed modern bathroom with a rainfall shower. The rooms comes with free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, digital safe and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Deluxe Rooms feature incredible vistas of the golf course, shimmering lagoons or scenic pools, these rooms offer a private terrace or balcony for relaxing with a view. These rooms can accommodate up to three adults in king or twin bedding, and the space includes a bathroom with a rainfall shower.


Junior Suites combine immaculate design with state-of-the-art amenities. Pastel-coloured accents complement the sleek, blonde-wood furnishings to deliver an ambience of understated luxury. Guests can enjoy stunning pool, lagoon, garden, or golf course views from the vast terrace. These suites accommodate up to two adults and two children.

The Steigenberger Suite offers a luxurious family experience, with a separate living room and beds to accommodate up to four adults as well as two sofa beds. It has a soft grey colour scheme, natural wood tones and textured furniture. The generous bathroom has the added benefit of a bathtub. With an expansive view of the hotel swimming pool or gardens, the two balconies provide a quiet place for guests to unwind. You will be sleeping in a king bed and will be offered bathrobes and slippers.

There is 24/7 room service meaning you can escape from the heat and enjoy light snacks or drinks in the comfort of your own room.

Restaurant & Bars


The Fairways restaurant is a popular themed buffet that offers breakfast and a dinner buffet, sit outside and take in the views of the lagoon and look out to the Red Sea Mountains. Restaurant La Rotisserie provides international specialties in a relaxed environment that looks onto the chipping green. The unique Harumaki Restaurant is an Asian dining experience with iconic Japanese dishes, or grab some light bights at the Lagoon Terrasse.

There are five bars to choose from - the Beach bar, Golf View bar, Green bar, Lobby bar, and Hole 19.

Spa & Leisure


To accompany the amazing views of the lagoon and golf course, guests can relax in the Spa and Wellness centre, enjoy the perfect blend of treatments, or pamper themselves in one of the heated pools. Steigenberger's spa is perfect when away from the course and is available to all guests. For the more active guests, there is a Fitness and Health club to detoxify.


Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna is located in the beautiful region of Hurghada. For many decades it was a small fishing village, but it has grown into a major Red Sea resort known for its waterspouts, nightlife and great weather.

Daytime temperatures are around 35 °C (95 °F) most of the year, and during July and August temperatures can reach over 46 °C (115 °F). 

Hurghada extends for about 22 miles along the coast, but does not reach far into the surrounding desert. The resort is a popular destination for package holiday tourists from Europe.

Many of Hurghada's newer hotels, restaurants, and shops are located along El Mamsha. Most of the largest hotel resorts are located in the area between Mamsha and Sahl Hasheesh on El Mamsha. Beyond Sahl Hasheesh there are the hotels of Makadi Bay. Dahar is the oldest part of the town, where the traditional bazaar is located. 

Steigenberger Golf Resort is a 35-minute drive north of Hurghada International Airport.



El Gouna Golf Club is a championship course known for its well-manicured greens and pristine fairways along with fabulous views of the Red Sea Mountains. Designed by Gene Bates and former Masters champion Fred Couples, the course offers a challenge for golfers of all abilities as well as modern practice facilities to warm up before you tee off or fix things post-round.

The club offers fabulous practice facilities with an Aqua Driving Range, practice area, chipping area and putting greens so you can tune in your game before starting your round. 

The golf club also boasts a fully stocked Pro Shop with all the latest brands and El Gouna branded gear. Additionally, there is the Bistro Bar and a la carte restaurant so you are never short on food and drinks options.

The par 72 track measures 6,269 metres with six different tee options. The course prides itself on its quick greens which run fair, keeping it in great condition all year round. When playing the championship course you will find water hazards from the lagoons on most holes, meaning accuracy off the tee is essential. The course also boasts picturesque views of the Red Sea Mountains.

When the wind picks up off the Red Sea it can impose a challenge, however if you are tight and compact with your game, you will be able to get lots of birdie opportunities.

Throughout your game of golf here you will also find strategically placed yellow sand bunkers and desert-style rough, perfect for a great Egypt golf holiday.

The signature hole is the 17th, a winding par five which measures 526 yards. Requiring accuracy off the tee and often a lay-up while trying to not drift right toward the lagoon waters. 

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