Ayla Hosts Texas Scramble Golf Tournament to Mark New Year

Three man-made blue lagoons with a total area of 750000 m², and comprising a constellation of 17 white sand beaches are spread over the Ayla community.

Offering world-class amenities in a glorious picture-perfect setting, Golf Hills is home to Jordan’s first 18-hole golf course. The district offers a contemporary Ayla Golf Club and Academy, extraordinary guest accommodations, as well as beautifully designed residential apartments, townhouses and villas.


As part of Ayla’s mission to help create a prosperous community that embraces its natural assets, the company strives to develop the golf course to become one of the most environmentally friendly in the world. At the district, every detail conspires to provide its residents and guests with a spectacular experience. With over 12km² of rolling greens, the lush landscape features three green pockets with panoramic views of the area, paved courtyards reminiscent of a traditional Arabic medina, playgrounds, sundecks, and swimming pools – including an infinity pool overlooking the golf course.

The Avenue district is Ayla’s interpretation of downtown living on the coast of the Red Sea.
This pedestrian-friendly boulevard boasts designer brand local and international names in fashion and lifestyle.

Our walk-friendly roads will guide you through the cosmopolitan Avenue district, taking you from the modern residences and apartments to the vast shopping and dining areas, which lead into historic Aqaba.

Offering the perfect blend of land and sea – from luxurious waterfront residences, to a world-class marina, to the Marina Village’s unique boutiques and restaurants – the district’s pulse of the Ayla community. Encompassing modern luxury and historic beauty, the Marina District comprises 17,000 m² of commercial space, three hotels with approximately 700 rooms, as well as 582 residential apartments and private villas.


The district is also home to Aqaba’s largest marina with almost 300 berths, fitting boats up to 40m long with a draft up to 4m, and providing exceptional facilities and services that adhere to international standards. With its pedestrian friendly roads, yearlong activities catering to adults and children, biking lanes, world-class amenities, and a bustling nightlife, the district offers its residents and visitors the opportunity to get lost in the magnificent coastal allure of the Red Sea.

Dazzling entertainment venues, organic designs, and culture, unite at Ayla’s Creek District – creating an urban-spirited community bustling with extraordinary energy. The district is home to an exquisite beach club as well as a collection of contemporary riverfront residences that combine the perks of urban and coastal living. The district’s waterfront includes 420 townhouses and 72 apartments.

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Ayla Hosts Texas Scramble Golf Tournament to Mark New Year

01 Jan 2017

Ayla Golf Club, part of the world-class residential and leisure destination Ayla in the city of Aqaba, hosted a amateur golf tournament in Texas Scramble format to mark the new year, drawing the participation of 36 players from various parts of Jordan.

The well-attended 18-hole tournament included nine teams, each with four players competing against one another. The best three teams took away valuable prizes.

With a net score of 59.5, Iyad Shehadeh, Amer Radee, Samer Halawa and Fuad Madi won the tournament. The first runners-up team included David Peterson, Mark Edwards, Arthur Hodges and Steve Denby, who posted a net score of 62.6. The second runners-up team comprised Javier Canseco, Javier Cueto-Felgueroso, Jamal Abu Elsamid and Midhat Wahbi with a net score of 62.7.


Chris Dodd, Head Golf Professional, Ayla Oasis Development Co. said: “We are pleased with the great success of the first tournament on our annual golfing calendar. Our 18-hole championship grass golf course is a great test for all competitors who want to play under the beautiful clear blue skies of Aqaba. Given the strong interest shown by golfers in the tournament, I am confident that this event will become an exciting fixture on Jordan’s annual golfing calendar.”

Dodd added: “The tournament supports our efforts to groom young golfers and involve local talent in the development of golf in Jordan. I thank all those who attended and showed their support for the tournament. The region has long felt the need for a first-class golfing event and we are pleased to plug the gap.”




Forming an integral part of the Ayla waterfront residential community, Ayla’s signature golf course is one of the finest in the Middle East. Designed by former world number one golfer Greg Norman, the 18-hole championship grass golf course comprises world-class golfing facilities including a nine-hole flood-lit Golf Academy, dedicated practice grounds with grass teeing areas, the Ayla Golf Academy Clubhouse that is currently under construction, and a boutique retail shop, among other unique features.

The Ayla Golf Course is on par with well-known golf courses found in the Middle East region and even around Europe. The fully flood-lit practice facilities and par 3 academy course allow golfers to practice and play long after sunset while enjoying the cooler Aqaba evenings. In addition to a fleet of prestige golf carts, all fitted with the latest GPS screens, the course also comprises a wide range of recreational facilities to provide an exclusive environment to relax and socialize in.


Ayla is a leading waterfront resort destination located in the coastal city of Aqaba. Comprising world-class hospitality elements and residential and commercial amenities, the upscale mixed-used community has been designed to make significant contributions to Jordan’s tourism sector and consolidate its status as a global hub for tourism, trade and leisure.


An integrated community, Ayla offers a variety of niche shopping, dining and entertainment options to create a vibrant lifestyle for residents. The destination features several premium tourism and leisure components designed by renowned architects on par with highest international standards – ensuring that Ayla remains a cut above other landmark projects in Jordan.

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