Dirab Golf & Country Club near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has reopened for public play following a golf course renovation.
Work on the course, which was the first grass layout in the country when it was built in the 1990s, was completed in early 2021 and includes landscaping, agronomy and general course renovations.
“Through making these improvements, we hope that Dirab Golf & Country Club will become the capital’s go-to golf course,” said Majed Al Sorour, deputy chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation and CEO of Golf Saudi. “I have no doubt that it will become one of the best golf courses in Saudi Arabia and I am confident that our extensive investment into the club will entice members, visitors, golfers, and non-golfers to enjoy the new range of benefits and remarkable golfing facilities that are now on offer, thanks to the efforts of the Golf Saudi team who have overseen this redevelopment.”
Other work at Dirab has seen upgrades to the club facility, the implementation of associate training programmes and guest management.
“Our hope is to enhance and grow the game of golf in the Kingdom and encourage Saudis to pick up a club for the first time and give golf a go but also unlock employment opportunities within the wider golf industry,” said Al Sorour. “Golf is a game for everyone and as part of Vision 2030, this is just one of the steps Golf Saudi has undertaken to ensure that golf is accessible to all.”
The reopening coincided with the 91st Saudi National Day on 23 September.