Designed by José María Olazábel, Education City in Doha, Qatar is the latest world-class destination to join www.worldclass.golf – a portfolio of the world’s premier golf courses, destinations and resorts. Located on the outskirts of Doha, Education City Golf Club is set against the backdrop of the Education City Stadium that will host FIFA World Cup 2022 matches up-to the quarter final stages. Olazábel has designed a 33-hole facility that includes as its centrepiece, an 18-hole championship course that weaves it way through desert and wadi terrain, with the first few holes purposely designed to route golfers to an ancient wadi wall that sets the tone for the remainder of the on-course experience.
Education City’s six-hole course features two par 3’s, three par 4’s and one par five and has been designed by Olazábel to allow juniors, beginners and families the opportunity to experience a world-class golf course in a shorter format. A floodlit nine-hole par 3 course completes the offering, with holes ranging from 100-175 yards in length. The Centre of Excellence at Education City provides world-class practice facilities and is destined to become one of the region’s best seats of learning.
With state-of-the-art equipment including Trackman, Putting Lab, Swing Studio and a double-ended driving range, the Centre of Excellence at Education City was the crowning glory which led to an invitation to join worldclass.golf, according to publisher and managing director, Michael Lenihan who visited the destination last month. “The Centre of Excellence at Education City has all the necessary facets to become one of the foremost golf academies in world golf, and really does have to be seen to be believed,” said Lenihan. “In fact the entire golf operation is truly world-class, and the visitor journey and on-course experience for guests will unquestionably be one of the finest in the region.”
Accepting the invitation to join woldclass.golf, general manager at Education City, Michael Braidwood said: “I read with interest the launch last Autumn of worldclass.golf, and knew instantly that Education City would meet the key criteria for entry. We’ve worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that we have one of the best facilities in the world, and when the invitation to join like-minded destinations within the worldclass.golf portfolio was extended, I had no hesitation in accepting.”
Education City www.ecgolf.com
José María Olazábel design http://www.olazabaldesign.com/