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Diriyah Gate ... to feature a 27-hole golf course.

Diriyah Gate ... to feature a 27-hole golf course.

Championship golf course for Diriyah

March 2020

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) and Golf Saudi aim to jointly develop a new Greg Norman 27-hole championship golf course in Diriyah.

This follows the landmark deal signed by Diriyah Gate Development Authority last year with the Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) Company, the world’s premier signature golf course design firm.

The 27-hole golf course is being designed as part of an exclusive new residential district (developed by DGDA) which will be known as Wadi Safar in a valley in Diriyah, 30 minutes northwest of central Riyadh, it stated.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Yasir Al Rumayyan, chairman of Golf Saudi, and Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of DGDA, at the Golf Saudi Summit, a global golf business event, held in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

As per the deal, Golf Saudi will work alongside DGDA for the development of the signature Greg Norman championship golf course, providing technical and management services as an expert in the field.

The two entities will form a joint working team, comprising specialists from both sides to activate areas of collaboration as envisioned in the memorandum.

Inzerillo said: “Diriyah is set to become a global cultural icon and one of the world’s greatest gathering places – a mixed-use traditional urban community which celebrates the rich cultural history of Saudi Arabia.”

“Diriyah, Riyadh’s new global cultural and lifestyle destination, will be home to leading luxury and lifestyle retail brands as well as over 100 cafes and restaurants and world-class events,” stated Inzerillo.  

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