My 1st Round of Golf at Sahara Golf Resort

Last summer before we moved to Kuwait, we had the daunting task of deciding what we were going to bring with us.  One of the most important things to me, was my golf clubs!  I knew we were going to have a ton of free time here, so I thought it would be a great time to perfect my golf game.  I figured I could golf here all winter, then when I returned to Minnesota in the summer, my golf game would be so awesome that I could beat all of my buddies!

Last September I checked out the best course in Kuwait, called Sahara Golf Resort.  It was absolutely beautiful, and without a doubt, the nicest and fanciest golf course I’ve ever seen!  The membership prices were ridiculous, but the course is open to the public, so I decided to just pay the green fee when I was able to get a round in.  At that time, it was sooooo hot outside, that I decided to wait until winter for it to cool down a bit.

A couple of weeks ago we had a day off during the week, so a friend and I decided to go try out the course for the first time.  If you golf during the week, it is 35 KD ($120 USD) but if you go on the weekends it is 50 KD ($170 USD).  The fee was for 18 holes, a golf cart, and unlimited use of their practice facilities.  We made the most of our day and went early, so we could hit enough balls, to shake off the rust that has accumulated over the last few months.

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The 18th green, with the Clubhouse in the background.

 

The course was absolutely incredible!  The facilities seemed brand new, the service was great, and when you were on the course, it hardly seemed like you were even in Kuwait!  The only downside to the course that day, was how brown the grass was.  Apparently whatever kind of grass they use, goes dormant during the winter months.  The Golf Pro there said that by the end of March, the grass will be back to the lush green grass I saw when I was there in September.

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The cool thing about this course, is that the entire thing is covered in lights!  Since it can get so hot here during the summer months, nobody wants to be outside golfing.  Therefore they installed stadium lights on every single hole, so you can go golfing at 10pm if you wanted to!  Also, about 8 holes of the golf course are located within the infield of the local horse racing track.  During our round of golf, I heard a thump, thump, thump, thump, and looked up to see a couple of horses taking some practice laps.  The horses were huge!

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If you look closely in the middle of the picture, in the background, you can see one of the race horses practicing.

 

We enjoyed a great day out and a fun round of golf.  I did notice that my golf game is substantially better in Kuwait rather than Minnnesota.  I think it’s because there isn’t booze here to throw my game off!  It is pretty expensive to golf at this course every weekend, but I’m hopeful to get a few more rounds in before we leave in June for the summer.  Once it starts heating up here, I’m definitely going back to try a round of golf under the lights!  For more info on the Sahara Golf Resort, you can visit their website HERE.

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Check out all of the stadium lights surrounding the hole!

 

 

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