In May Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club became the first golf course in the UAE to produce a virtual simulation of their 9 hole, wall to wall grass, fully floodlit golf course. A link for the tour can be found on www.golfandshootingshj.com and gives golfers a taste of what’s to be expected from the Peter Harradine designed, 3,600 yard, par 36 course when it opens later this year.
Director of golf, Martin Duff commented, “The simulation, produced by R. J. L. Middle East, using technology from Sports Coach Systems, has proven a valuable tool when marketing our facility locally and internationally.
“It has proven extremely useful at trade shows and exhibitions, and during the forthcoming Ramadan we will run an SGSC Simulator Challenge where members of the public can participate in a running 9 hole stroke play event. The two winners will each receive one year’s free golf membership. In addition, with the closure of neighbouring facilities, the simulation offers golfers considering alternative venues for memberships or night/casual golf a sneak preview of the finished product.”
The golf club, which will open to members in late October and to the public around the turn of the year, has released the green fee and membership prices and welcomes guests not only to view the tour or the website for more information but to also visit the club in person to see first hand their unparalleled facilities.
The unique facility will not only boast a fully floodlit golf course but already has in operation a fully grassed driving range, short game area, putting green, tennis courts, basketball court, gym, infinity and children’s swimming pools, 25 and 50 metre indoor pistol and rifle ranges, two paintball parks, hair salon and an Italian themed restaurant.
Also under development are conference facilities, British, Mexican, Chinese and Japanese themed restaurants, fitness studios, a fully equipped spa and purpose built golf academy building.