Things To Do

Unwind & Relax

Renew your mind, body, and soul

Comprised of islands, lagoons and secluded sandy beaches, El Gouna is a leisure paradise where troubles are left behind and your body, mind, and spirit are renewed.

Treat yourself to some much deserved pampering at our world class spas, rejuvenate your mind as you work out in LAX Gym, sit back and relax in Club 88, walk down the alleys of the Marina, visit the town’s Art Village, or enjoy live music in one of the many entertainment venues.

Golf at El Gouna

 Both of El Gouna's 18-hole championship courses boast year round golfing in settings where players can feast their eyes on stunning mountains and endless sea views.

Carefully placed bunkers, lagoons, and desert rough, the course is designed with every level of golfer in mind, from the beginner to the advanced golfer playing the tournament circuit.

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World-Class Kitesurfing

Spacious beaches, excellent winds, and shallow waters bring droves of kitesurfers- including world champions- to El Gouna.

Kitesurfing aficionados were quick to recognize El Gouna’s enormous potential for the adventure sport due to its accessibility, spacious beach fronts, excellent winds, and shallow waters suited to learning moves.

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Sliders Cable Park

Sliders Cable Park El Gouna is the newest addition to El Gouna’s watersport scene. The first one built in Egypt, Sliders Cable Park is one of the world’s largest wake parks. It provides great infrastructure for those who love to go wakeboarding and waterskiing, while being pulled by a cable.

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Diving

Stunning Marine Life And Wrecks Of Yore

El Gouna’s easy access to the finest reefs and wrecks in the Red Sea make it a diver’s paradise. Its protected waters also give divers unparalleled opportunity to observe and interact with undersea life.

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Sports & Outdoor Activities

El Gouna offers countless opportunities for all ages and inclinations to enjoy fun, fitness, and fresh air.

Take advantage of top-of-the-line equipment and professional staff at various sports related centers to learn something new. Try kitesurfing or windsurfing, play squash or horseback through the desert. Whatever your interests are, you will find an activity just right for you. 

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Excursions

Adventurous residents and guests can embark upon any excursion from El Gouna.

Try a lavish or casual boat trip to one or more of the islands surrounding El Gouna, or venture into the Eastern Desert for a visit to the nearby Bedouin village, star-watching or a tour of a desert monastery.

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Unique Dining Privileges

Your palate will not suffer during your time in El Gouna— quite the opposite!

El Gouna is home to a stunning variety and excellent quality of cuisine, with over 100 different dining outlets to choose from ranging from fine cuisine to casual dining as well as a variety of cafes and coffee shops. .

The Dine Around Program, invented and implemented in El Gouna, gives hotel guests optimum opportunity to taste as wide a variety of the town’s fabulous food as possible. 

Dine Around Program

Entertainment & Events

Enjoy your stay in El Gouna with a full entertainment program.

GOLF AT EL GOUNA

 Course Facts
  • Holes:
    18 holes
  • Rating:
    Par 72
  • Opening:
    1999
  • Length:
    from 4,344 up to 6,296 meters
  • Tees:
    5 - 6 (ladies and men)
  • Grass:
    Seashore Paspalum (no fresh water required)
  • Players:
    Handicaps 0 - 45
  • Lessons:
    Beginner and advanced courses
  • Services:
    Pro Shop, trolleys, carts, driving range and club rental
  • Catering:
    Terrace bar and restaurant
  • Handicap:
    Max - 45 req. from October. until April.; handicap proof should be presented.
  • Tee Times:
    Tee Times must be requested in advance and confirmed by the Club.
  • Open:
    Year-round

DETAILS ON THE HOLES

Gene Bates and Fred Couples designed the course with every level of golfer in mind, from the beginner to the advanced golfer playing the tournament circuit. The course boasts three men’s and ladies’ tees each, carefully placed bunkers, lagoons, and desert rough. The aqua driving range accommodates up to 30 players

On the greens, golfers find navigating the course’s pitfalls and varied wind currents challenging to their ability. The Par five fourth hole heads straight into prevailing wind and requires at least two well-placed wood strokes to close in on the green. Because players must aim into the wind, those who draw a fade risk sending their balls into the desert, making it a uniquely challenging hole.

The ninth hole plays towards La Rotisserie Restaurant in the Club House tower. It’s a relatively easy drive for beginners, but presents a serious challenge for those hitting off the championship tees. After surviving the first drive, players are faced with a second shot into the narrowest part of the fairway.

Confident long drivers often attempt to carry the sand trap guarding the front of the green, but even the best may fall short. The green itself is a large target, players often have to make long putts. Only a careful read of the terrain will save you from the dreaded three-putt.
The back nine have their own surprises. The longest Par four is the fourteenth hole, where nearly 440 meters separate the championship tee from the flag. For a reasonable shot at the green, the golfer must be courageous enough to carry a bunker on the left side of the fairway that ends 230 meters from the tee.

The following hole, a dogleg right, presents yet another interesting dilemma. With a lagoon on the right and a large bunker in the center of the fairway, the golfer can try and carry the lagoon, leaving only 130 meters to the green.

Another signature hole is the 17th, a long, narrow and gentle dogleg right running along the lagoon separating the back nine from the Steigenberger Golf Resort. Accuracy on the drive is essential to avoid the sand and water traps to the right, and the fairway bunker on the left. A golfer’s ambitions are rarely enough to carry both the lagoon and the massive bunkers.

Playing it safe to the left leaves a relatively short iron to a large, sloping green. Tricky at first, but a good opportunity for a birdie once you know the lay of the land.

Score card

El Gouna star divider
El Gouna Golf Club Map

GOLF Tuition

El Gouna Golf Club offers various lesson packages with our golf professionals all year long.

 Lessons
  • Single Lesson, 1 person
    € 45
  • Single Lesson, 2 persons
    € 75
  • Single Lesson, 3 persons
    € 110
  • 6 Lessons, 1 person
    € 245
  • 9 Lessons, 1 person
    € 365
  • 6 Lessons, 2 persons
    € 380
  • 9 Lessons, 2 persons
    € 540

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a tee time reservation?

Tee times have to be booked in advance – especially during our very busy winter season. You can book directly by  email or through your travel agency or hotel.

Is it necessary to book a trolley/cart in advance?

No, we have enough trolleys and carts for all players on the course at any given time.

Can I play with a handicap between -45 and -54?

In general, a handicap of at least -45 is necessary to play our course. Players with higher handicap may get exceptional approval to play if the occupancy of the course allows it. This permission is at the discretion of golf management and may allow playing only outside main playing hours or only 9 holes during the afternoon.

Is there a shuttle/transportation from my hotel to the Golf Club?

The Steigenberger Golf Resort provides complimentary transportation by golf cart or boat. The Sheraton Miramar and Mövenpick resorts provide free shuttle bus transportation from/to the hotel. Guests at other hotels may use El Gouna’s public shuttles bus (Golf Line), which stops directly in front of the Golf Club House.

Can I leave my bag at the Golf Club?

Yes, we will store your clubs free of charge at our caddy house during your length of stay.

Do we get a discount when staying in one of the El Gouna hotels?

Guests of all El Gouna hotels play under the same conditions and rates on our course.

Kitesurfing at its best

Kitesurfing Centres In El Gouna

El Gouna’s five kite centers provide the latest facilities, equipment and training staff with internationally-recognized courses for both beginners and advanced surfers.

Kite Family

Location: Zeytouna Beach
Kitesurfing, windsurfing.
Mob +20 12 402 4688
nour@kitefamily-elgouna.com

Kiteboarding Club El Gouna

Location: Buzzha Beach / Northern Mangroovy Beach
Kiteboarding school with VDWS license.

Mob +20 12 2661 0878
elgouna@kiteboarding-club.de
www.kiteboarding-club.com

Kitepower

Location: Mangroovy Beach
VDWS-recognized kiteboarding school.

Mob +20 12 265 9596
info@kitepower-elgouna.com
www.kitepower-elgouna.com

Red Sea Zone

Location: Northern Mangroovy Beach
IKO-certified kiteboarding school.

Mob +20 10 1110 8081
info@redseazone.com
www.redseazone.com

Kite People

Location: Mövenpick
IKO-certified kiteboarding school.

Mob: +20 12 472 5972
info@kitepeople.at
www.kitepeople.at

Osmosis

Location: Club Paradisio
IKO-certified kiteboarding school.

Mob: +20 12 8480 2181
info@osmosis-kiteboarding.com
www.osmosis-kiteboarding.com

Sliders Cable Park - El Gouna

Sliders is one of the world's largest cable parks

Sliders Cable Park El Gouna is the newest addition to El Gouna’s watersport scene. The first one built in Egypt, Sliders Cable Park is one of the world’s largest wake parks.

Sliders consists of 2 system 5:0 Olympic standard cables and 2 'easy rides' to teach new water sports enthusiasts. It is equipped with 11 floating plastic obstacles that enable riders to perform various tricks. All technology is produced by Rixen, a German company.

Not only is it a great place for wakeboarding, it also includes a swimming pool, a beach volleyball area and an area for spectators to watch in awe as others perform tricks in the water. Apart from sports, guests can enjoy delicious food in the restaurant with wonderful view or grab a drink at the bar with a very nice atmosphere and professional service.

Occasionally Sliders turns into the hottest party zone, offering unique pool parties and unforgettable night events with famous DJs.



Diving

The heated pools and calm reefs of El Gouna are the perfect place for beginners to hone their skills. While experienced divers drawn to the region to explore those same sites will find that El Gouna’s diving centres have plenty to offer them. Dive centres offer a complete range of diving education, including PADI diving certification, from beginner to professional level. Additionally, The Dive Tribe is also a certified National Geographic Diving Center.

Junior Diving

Diving in El Gouna can be a family affair. Diving programs and courses tailored for kids are available at all diving centres, including PADI Bubble Maker, Discover Scuba Diving, Junior Scuba Diving, and a Junior Open Water Diving and Snorkeling course.

Handicapped Diving

The opportunity to explore the underwater realm surrounding El Gouna is also extended to guests with reduced mobility who many of them are able to complete a standard scuba diver course, with minor adjustments as necessary, depending on the type of disability. Dive schools with facilities tailored specifically for divers with physical disabilities are found in Sheraton Miramar, TTC Rihana, and Mövenpick Resort & Spa.

Dive Centres In El Gouna

El Gouna Diving Sites

Blue Brothers

Location: TTC Ocean View
Diving: PADI, CMAS Barracuda, Snorkeling

T +20 65 358 0350/8
F +20 65 358 0355/6
Mob +20 106 665 41 02
info@bluebrothersdiving.de
www.bluebrothersdiving.de

Easy Divers Academy

Location: TTC Rihana
Diving: FFESM, PADI, CMAS. Snorkeling, glass-bottomed boat.

T +20 65 358 0025 to 29
Mob +20 12 2234 9114
F +20 65 358 0030
elgouna@easydivers-academy.com
www.easydivers-academy.com

Colona Dive Centre

Location: TTC Rihana
Diving: PADI. Snorkeling.

Mob +20 10 0124 3097
elgouna@colona.com
www.colona.com

Dive Trek

Location: Sultan Bey
Diving: PADI, CMAS, FFESSM

Mob +20 12 2818 3784
info@dive-trek.com
www.dive-trek.com

Euro Divers

Location: Mövenpick
Diving: PADI. Snorkeling, windsurfing, catamaran.

T +20 65 354 7934
jose@euro-divers.com
www.euro-divers.com

Orca Dive Club

Location: Turtle's Inn
Diving: PADI, CMAS. Snorkeling.

F +20 65 358 0171
Mob +20 12 2248 0460
info@orca-diveclub-elgouna.com
www.orca-diveclub-elgouna.com

TGI Diving

Location: Sheraton Miramar
Diving: PADI, CMAS. Snorkeling.

T +20 127 605 7444
F +20 65 354 5608
info@tgidiving.com
www.tgidiving.com

The Dive Connection

Location: Panorama Bungalows
Diving: PADI, CMAS. Snorkeling

Mob +20 12 2110 3019
F +20 65 358 00 53
www.diveconnection.com

SPORTS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Water sports

Edged by miles of beaches and azure lagoons, El Gouna attracts aqua sport aficionados by the score. Go snorkeling, fishing, or try out one of the many other water sports El Gouna has on offer.

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Fishing

Boats, rods and equipment available for charter from the Abydos Marina.

Glass-Bottom Boat

Explore a world of color with the Sports and Fun Aqua centers operating at Mangroovy Beach, the Steigenberger, and Rihana resorts.

Snorkeling

Most diving centers offer snorkeling, as do boat charter services.

El Gouna Cable Park

The newest addition to El Gouna watersports. El Gouna's Cable Park is a complete watersports complex with an entire area of 90,000 m², including two spacious cables. It is equipped with a slalom course and a selection of large Rixen obstacles. 'Easy Rides' are also available so that the youngsters and beginners do not miss out.  
www.sliderscablepark.com
facebook.com/ELGOUNACABLE

Windsurfing

The Sports and Fun Aqua centers offer a host of windsurfing courses and other aqua sport activities. The centers operate from Mangroovy Beach, the Steigenberger, and Rihana resorts.

Water-ski & Wakeboarding

Sharmania offers beginner courses for wakeboarding, waterskiing, wake-skating, wake-surfing as well as single sessions in all disciplines. With up-to-date boats and equipment you are sure to wake-board or water-ski in one session. For the more experienced riders, pro coaches are available to take you to new heights.
Mob: 01001503307
http://sharmaniawatersports.com/

Ocean Diva Catamaran Sailing Cruises

Ocean Diva 1 (62 ft) and 2 (74 ft) are fast catamarans and capable of up to 26 knots sailing through the water. They are stable, Eco-friendly and very comfortable; sailing with two stops at our secret reefs, where you can swim, snorkel or just relax. Dolphins are a regular sighting on all of the cruises.

 

 

LAND SPORTS

Sport in El Gouna isn’t limited to what can be played on water. You can spend the day biking, horseback riding, or playing whichever other land sport tickles your fancy.

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Beach Volleyball

Volleyball games are organized on a number of beaches.

Biking

Want to explore El Gouna on two wheels? Try scooter and bicycle rentals.

Football Team

We invite all football fans to attend and support El Gouna's official Football Team.

Go-Karts

Burn rubber on the popular Go-Kart circuit, located on the road between the Downtown area and Abu Tig Marina.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding with Arabian cross horses and ponies for children are available at Yalla Horse Stables.

Mini Golf

The 18-hole family recreational center in the marina offers challenging obstacles and amusing entertainment for all ages. Open from 2-7pm.

Tennis Academy

Four clay tennis courts with, mini-tennis court, basketball, volleyball and mini-football field. Tennis lessons by ACE International Tennis Academy.

Sporting Club

El Gouna Sporting Club hosts athletes and spectators for exercise and sporting events at the town’s full-size field. Seating capacity is over 2,400 and the facility provides proper lighting for night training and events.
T +20 65 358 0047

Tennis & Squash Courts

Professional tennis and squash courts are available at Club Paradisio, and Mövenpick.

Quad Safari

Quads are available for an exciting desert safari, a full moon trip, or a visit to the Bedouin including a BBQ.

EXCURSIONS

Adventurous residents and guests can embark upon any excursion from El Gouna.

Try a lavish or casual boat trip to one or more of the islands surrounding El Gouna, or venture into the Eastern Desert for a visit to the nearby Bedouin village, star-watching or a tour of a desert monastery.

Arrangements can also be made to visit Egypt’s most popular historical sites in places including Luxor, Aswan—just 4 hours away—and Cairo, a mere 6 hours from the town. Following is the full line-up of itineraries you might consider during your stay with us, from boat trips and desert safaris to Egypt’s primary attractions.

BOAT TRIPS

Island Hopping

GRB Yachts, Fairline and Sunseeker enable you to travel from island to island in total privacy. Available for weekend and week-long charters. Please contact:          GRB Yachts Ext. 77926, Fairline +201147100000, and or Sunseeker Ext. 77961

 

Ocean Diva Catamaran Sailing Cruises

Ocean Diva 1 (62 ft) and 2 (74 ft) are fast catamarans and capable of up to 26 knots sailing through the water. They are stable, eco-friendly and very comfortable. They are sailing with two stops at our secret reefs, where you can swim, snorkel or just relax.

Desert Safari

Daytime Trips

Hop on a 4x4 or quad runner and set off to explore the impressive Eastern Desert. Some trips include a 15-minute camel ride and/or barbeque dinner with the Bedouins.

Sunset Quad Trip

This 20-kilometer trip into the desert takes you to Wadi Belliye, a picturesque village where can watch the sunset as you refresh yourself with tea and shisha with the Bedouins.

MONASTERIES

St. Paul & St. Anthony

Located just a few hours from El Gouna, the 4th-century St. Anthony fortified community in the Eastern Desert represents the beginnings of Christian monastic tradition. Nearby you can go on a guided tour of the church and grounds of St. Paul Monastery, built around a mountain cave.

St. Catherine

Located in the Sinai Mountains, the famous St. Catherine Monastery can be reached on a day trip through Sharm El Sheikh.

EGYPT'S PRIMARY DESTINATION

Cairo

Tour one of the greatest capitals of the world featuring the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and a one-of-a-kind shopping trip to the traditional Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Choose to travel by bus or plane for either day or overnight trips.

Luxor

Explore the best of the West and East Banks of the Nile with stops at the Valley of the Kings, Ramses Temple, Memnon Colossi, the Alabaster Workshop and Karnak Temple. Day or overnight trips with transportation either by bus or plane.

Aswan and Abu Simbel

With its distinctive African atmosphere, pace and flavor, Aswan is Egypt's southernmost city and one of the most beautiful places on the Nile. Aswan is also home to a wide range of impressive ancient monuments, temples and monasteries. The bus trip from El Gouna is 5.5 hrs, and a minimum two-night stay is recommended, preferably during the cooler season. Custom-tailored trips are organized by request.

All of the above trips can be arranged through your preferred tour operator Alternatively, contact the info@protourstravel.com, or visit: www.protourstravel.com

El Gouna Information Centre:

T +20 65 354 9702
infocenter@elgouna.com
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