Harradine Golf has once again expanded into new territories. This time they reached Khartoum in Sudan where they have recently started the construction of the first grass golf course.
Golf sites come in all shapes and sizes. For some designers, 300 hectares of rich rolling topography set amongst overwhelmingly distinctive surroundings is the only answer for a great golf course. In this case, however, the restrictive site, the flat topography and the opportunities for short hauls have inspired a 9 hole course with very creative contouring and a strategic layout.
Four out of the five lakes are connected by streams and they all sit in the centre of the course. The excavated material will be pushed towards the boundary in order to create an artificial valley.
The project is more than a golf course. The Soba development will also include a mix of units that will consist of multi-family homes and condos. These residential areas have been located at each end of the golf course so that the residents of the real estate will experience this enriched valley through framed visual corridors.
The inviting clubhouse and terrace situated at the final green invite you to linger after a round. Other facilities include a short game academy, a driving range, a swing analysis studio, putting greens and tennis courts.
This shortish but tricky course will form the backbone of a new golfing community and encourage the beginner in yet another emerging market.
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