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Golf’s roots date back to the 15th century in Scotland, where it took its basic form among the Scotts who played on public lands that served as the golf courses at that time. As golf spread worldwide, it became popular and established itself as an appealing sport thanks to the courses’ settings in beautiful and natural sceneries, besides the laid-back style of the sport. Golf in Jordan is no different than anywhere else.
Golf in Jordan is supported by the Jordan Golf Federation, which aims to expand its base of practitioners to all segments of society, inclusive of women and children. The Federation has initiated training courses for elementary school students in July 2021. They also aim to establish new golf courses and enhance existing facilities. The spread of golf in Jordan is facilitated through the Federation’s cooperation and sponsored work with its partners, one of which is the ideal destination for golf in Jordan, Ayla Oasis’ Golf Club.
Located in Aqaba and extending to its waterfront, Ayla Oasis provides diverse fun activities for its visitors, such as cable wakeboarding, cycling, and a high ropes course. On top of that, there’s also an opportunity to engage in unique experiences that’ll allow you to indulge in the Jordanian culture. You can dine and enjoy traditional meals from the Zarb Bedouin Experience, and immerse yourself into different forms of local art thanks to the Aqabawi Experiences.
Ayla Oasis is also one of a kind thanks to its widely known and spectacular Ayla Golf Club, where the design and course make playing golf in Jordan a fun sports activity and an insightful life experience.
The Ayla Golf Club is Jordan’s first championship course designed by golf icon Greg Norman, who has previously built golf courses in Egypt, Oman, and Dubai. Since the opening of the Ayla Golf Club in 2016, it has gained an international reputation for being one of the best and most luxurious golf courses in the Arab region. Visitors’ satisfaction is guaranteed on all levels, thanks to the authentic and effortless merging of culture, nature, and golf elements all in one place.
The club’s design is inspired by the surrounding desert, as its architecture creates the imagery of sand dunes. To further create a coherent and outstanding scenery of the desert, the golf course within the Oasis is also decorated with beautiful palm trees in true Middle Eastern fashion.
The needs of Ayla Golf Club’s visitors are met through the club’s facilities, which are inclusive of outdoor practice grounds, indoor swing studios and putting studios, club repair workshop, and of course, the Silica casual café – your luxurious go-to place for quick bites and drinks during the day, or a delicious meal under the starry sky at night.
Ayla Golf Club does not only provide a unique experience of playing golf in Jordan for both local and international visitors, but it also maintains eco-friendly operations, as it was designed to help sustain Jordan’s ecology and work best with its climate situation. Solar panels on the golf club’s roof generate power, and man-made lagoons attract marine life as part of Ayla’s other environmental operations and efforts for a sustainable ecosystem.
Ayla Golf Club is awaiting your visit! We are eager for you to enjoy the unique experience there and all the other activities we have in store for you.