Katameya Heights golf & tennis resort was to be Egypt’s first residential golf resort when it was first proposed in the early 1990s and the developers tasked Yves Bureau – who also takes the design credit for the Amarante Golf City project, 20 miles to the north of here – with the transformation of a desert landscape on the outskirts of the capital city into the green oasis that it now is.
Bureau had made his name as a top architect in his native France during the previous decade (designing, amongst others, a trio of fine golf courses along the Atlantic coast at Omaha Beach, Saint Jean de Monts and Baden) so there was never any real chance of the 27-hole facility at Katameya Heights turning out to be anything less than a five star golf destination.
Located between the Cairo suburbs of Maadi and Heliopolis, the fairways of the Championship and Nine-Hole courses weave in and out of the clusters of residential properties that occupy the land surrounding the verdant two hundred and fifty acres devoted to golf.
The signature hole on the main 18-hole course is the 535-yard par five 15th, where the fairway wraps itself around a small lake en route to a large, well-protected green.
In conclusion we can say that Katameya Heights Golf is a pretty course…like playing on a well manicured garden. Nicely designed holes, except for 17. Excellent practice facility, club house and locker room. This place has a real country club feel to it and as a visitor you’ll be welcomed warmly