Al Zorah Development Company has announced that construction work has commenced on the luxury golf and leisure clubhouse at Al Zorah Golf Club, a project designed by the architectural firm ANNAKA.
In a statement, the developer said that it aims to make Al Zorah Golf Club the premier tourist and golfing destination in the northern Emirates. Set in a natural landscape with dunes and 1 million square metres of mangrove forest, when complete, Al Zorah Golf Club will feature a world-class clubhouse to complement the existing 18-hole golf course, which was created by Nicklaus Design and is operated by Troon, under the Troon Golf brand.
Mr George Saad, Chief Executive Officer of Al Zorah Development Company, explained: “Our unique world-class golf course will soon become even more impressive, as we begin construction works on exciting new developments to complement the offering. Our ambition has always been for Al Zorah Golf Club to maintain its position as one of the best in the Middle East, and the existing 18-hole championship course and state-of-the-art Clubhouse will strengthen our competitiveness.”
The luxury golf club will be complemented by full golf and leisure facilities, including a purpose-built gymnasium, golf shop, tennis courts, and swimming pool. In addition, underground parking and various food and beverage outlets will be on offer for visitors.
Mr Saad said: “Al Zorah Golf Club recently partnered with Audubon International and the GEO Foundation, global leaders in environmental sustainability. This partnership creates a pathway to ensure the protection and enhancement of a vibrant ecosystem within the Mangrove Forest on the edge of the golf course and reduce carbon footprint and single-use plastics. As a Club, we are committed to protecting the environment and obtaining our certifications from these organizations”
He added that while playing Al Zorah, golfers will encounter nature and wildlife, as well as a constantly changing tidal system that will alter the look and feel of the course on an hourly basis, as well as island tee boxes that protrude from tidal inlets, creating a visually stunning experience.
Mark Chapleski, Executive Vice-President, Troon International, commented: “Troon is extremely excited about this next phase of the Al Zorah golf journey. It will be a huge step forward with this new state of the art Clubhouse sitting right above the 18th green and adjacent practice range, the views and access are perfectly aligned. Al Zorah Development have proven that everything they develop is top class, from The Oberoi to the Zoya Health and Wellbeing Resort, and this new Clubhouse will be no exception”.
It is expected that the development will be completed by next year when the Club will open its doors to the worldwide golfing community and guests. It is located within 25 minutes of Dubai International Airport.
The Al Zorah Development encompasses the development of 5.4 million square meters of coastal land with a total waterfront of 12 km and includes The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort. Other golf residential projects are currently under way with most properties enjoying water, golf course, and mangrove views, the developer said.The development is located within 25 minutes of Dubai International Airport.
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