- Somabay hosted 87 Amateurs for the Strawberry Golf Grand Final.
- 17 trophies were up for grabs for winners from participating countries including Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Egypt’s leading tourism investment company and real estate developer, Abu Soma Touristic Development Company (ASDC), owner of Somabay, in partnership with The Cascades Golf Hotel and Somabay Golf hosted the Grand Final of Strawberry Golf Tournament at from February 26th till March 1st, 2022 at The Cascades Golf Resort.
The event witnessed 87 European golfers who won regional tournaments across Europe for the opportunity to compete and win one of the 17 trophies offered to the winners at the grand finale. The Tournament week Kicked off with a cocktail reception hosted on the newly developed Short Game Arena to announce the start of the Tournament Round on February 27th. During the Opening cocktail reception competitors had the opportunity to play the newly developed Somabay Golf Short Game Arena and compete for the World’s longest Night Putt. The main tournament, which took place on the 1st of March, was followed by a magnificent Gala Night to distribute the prizes and mark the end of the Strawberry Tour Final at Somabay.
Being the well-renowned for sports activities, Somabay first opened its signature 18-hole, par 72, Gary Player designed golf course in 1998. Having some of the best golf facilities in the region, Somabay Golf Course quickly became a world-class destination for golf lovers and rightfully earned Somabay worldwide acclaim as a recreational sports haven for golf enthusiasts. The superb golf facilities also include an immaculate 300-meter double-ended practice range and putting greens, a World Class Short Game Arena as well as the fully equipped Somabay Golf pro shop.
The Cascades Golf Hotel which has been hosting tournaments like this for over a decade, is a centered at the heart of the Gary Player Designed Somabay Golf Course and offers a wide array of 5 Star services that can be expected from a luxury hotel, including a Thalasso Spa, where competitors had the chance to relax and unwind after the heat of competition.
Commenting on Somabay Golf Tournament 2022, Ibrahim El-Missiri, CEO of Abu Soma Touristic Development Company, said: “The Strawberry Golf Tournament is yet another success story and a sincere reflection of Somabay’s prime focus on sports. Somabay is always fully committed to hosting a variety of sports activities and diversified world-class tournaments.”
El-Missiri also added: “Somabay is proudly home to one of the most exquisite golf courses in the world, with stunning views along the Red Sea coastline. The premium quality of the golf course and its playing surfaces, together with the constant facility improvements helped Somabay grow into an elite golf destination for golfers seeking a new golf destination with a cutting edge. Somabay truly is one-of-a-kind experience for its visitors in terms of nature and beauty.”
It is noteworthy that Somabay is committing to constant investments in the golf facilities with a second 18-hole golf course and Short Course underway, both designed by world-famous, Australian golf course architect, Tim Lobb of Lobb & Partners. A new 5,000 sqm Short Game facility, designed by James Edwards from EDI, is also currently under construction.
Somabay is a prime touristic destination in Egypt, idyllically situated on the Red Sea’s coast (just a 20-minute drive from Hurghada International Airport and only a 4-hour flight from Central Europe). Nestled on 10 million square meters of landmass, the self-contained community of Somabay is surrounded by sea on three sides. The resort site boasts some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and panoramic views of desert mountains.
Life at Somabay is where fantasy-scapes follow you wherever you go, and sun-drenched activities take infinite elevating forms. Home to 5 luxury resort hotels and a signature portfolio of residential properties, Somabay’s one-of-a-kind settings with its full complement of premium amenities are the stage for incomparable experiences alongside friends and family.