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Muscat Hills to be most spectacular and challenging course in Arabia

12.03am 18th March 2008 - Course Development

The Muscat Golf and Country Club’s new brand identity of “Muscat Hills” was unveiled by His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tarik Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, in an exclusive launch event held at the Grand Hyatt Muscat.

A cherished dream and the brainchild of His Highness Sayyid Kais bin Tarik Al Said, Muscat Hills will bring the many benefits of championship golf to Oman and rank amongst the best golfing experiences in the region.

Anticipated to be the most spectacular and challenging course in Arabia, the first PGA-standard 18 hole par 72 championship green golf course in Oman is designed by the internationally renowned Paul Thomas of Dave Thomas Associates and integrates the sporting demands of a high quality championship course with the natural beauty of the Omani landscape, contrasted by picturesque fairways, lushes greens and dramatic wadis.

The new logo is inspired by the golf swing, the most debated topic in the game and illustrates the grace of motion while encapsulating the organic beauty of the project.

“Muscat Hills is easily the most unique real-estate development in Oman, as it was born not out of any commercial motivation but purely out of one man’s dream of gifting his country with its first green championship golf course,” expressed Chandra Lahiri, group managing director of Muscat Hills. “There is little doubt that it will be a magnet for premium golf tourism and we are fortunate to have a group of world-class partners to bring this project to fruition.”

Lahiri went on to say that a steering committee of reputed professionals was also constituted by His Highness Sayyid Kais bin Tarik Al Said to advise the management of the project.

Muscat Hills comprises four aesthetic and environmentally friendly parts that includes a golf course, an exclusive gated residential development, boutique resort hotel and premiere country club in addition to a tract of commercial land to house premium office space, retail and entertainment.

The first phase of the residential units comprising 80 deluxe villas and 25 exclusive apartment blocks along the periphery of the golf course have already been sold out and the next, and final, phase of high-value luxury homes in nooks around the golf course will be offered by invitation only.

He added, “Another noteworthy feature at our project will be an academy, not only to teach the game to aspiring youngsters here, but also to train Omanis in the highly skilled vocations of golf course maintenance. This will provide high-quality employment for citizens not only in Oman but internationally.”

The contract for construction of the villas, apartments and infrastructure has been awarded to Larsen & Toubro Oman due to their extensive experience and exceptional engineering skills and Southern Golf, the specialist golf course construction company shaping and forming the course, bring considerable worldwide expertise to the project.

Other partners include principal consultants COWI & Partners, Eight Services, Majan Engineering, ARC, AZD Land Surveying Services, KPMG, BankMuscat, Reality and TRACCS Public Relations.

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