New academy at Muscat Hills


Sean Dudley

A new golf academy has opened at the Muscat Hills club in Oman.

The new academy features a swing instruction studio, eight covered practice bays, a short game area and practice putting green. The investment comes on the back of the development of a number improvements that have been made to the Muscat Hills driving range last October, which saw the opening of a new practice putting green,  nine bay driving range and a large grass practice tee.

These new developments are part of an ongoing plan Muscat Hills to develop golf in Oman and also to attract golfing tourists to the country.

“We are aiming for Muscat Hills to become a centre of excellence and one that will attract inbound tourists. We are keen to work with tour operators and PGA Pro led groups on tuition based packages” said head professional Alex Day.

Muscat Hills, which was designed by British architect Paul Thomas and is managed by Scottish firm Braemar Golf, opened in 2009, and weaves between three wadis with the backdrop of the Al Hajar mountains.