The desert is infused with life at The Cascades Championship Golf Course where the beautiful contrast of the lush golf greens, azure Red Sea waters, and earthy desert tones are the embodiment of the limitless possibilities of the coast. Venturing through Somabay’s challenging, fun, and beautiful golf course inspires fascination and renewed love of the sport.
Somabay is blessed with dry, temperate weather year-round: The Cascades is your constant escape. The 18 hole, par 72 course is a seamlessly designed golfing adventure and the ultimate course for a comprehensive golfing experience. While the aesthetic design of The Cascades is cause for its iconic status, this championship course is most remarkable for its trailblazing role in the region. Not only is it the first golf course open for play on the western Red Sea coast, it is the first Championship Course in the Middle East designed by one of the “Big Three” (Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer).
The Cascades is perfectly equipped to accommodate any level of golfer. Golfers are able to explore the sport to its fullest: from the Golf Academy, to the Par 3 Challenge Course, to the premier Championship Course. The Cascades Club House, located at The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa , sits at the center of the Championship Course. The Club House includes extensive changing room facilities with showers, golf lockers, a wide range of golf merchandise at the Pro Shop as well as essential rentals; golf clubs, trolleys and electric carts.
At the inaugural tournament, Gary Player described the course as “the next Pebble Beach.” In his book “Gary Player’s Top Golf Courses of the World”, his personal selection of 55 of the most memorable golf courses around the globe, The Cascades Championship Course was referred to as “the Red Sea Treasure.” The Cascades is repeatedly ranked the Number 1 golf course in the world outside of Europe for the past several years by the readers of “Golf Journal.”
While the golf course is located within The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa, it welcomes all Somabay guests to come and enjoy. A free Introduction to Golf lesson (”Schnuppergolf”) is available for all Somabay hotel guests. A free shuttle bus service is available from all Somabay hotels to The Cascades.
For more details, rates and to book in advance, please visit The Cascades website.