0 Golf course planned next to Pyramids in Egypt

An architectural firm specialising in designing golf courses has unveiled plans for fairways and greens to be constructed in the shadow of the pyramids of Egypt.

New Giza - which is also a residential development - is currently been developed say Thomson Perrett & Lobb, the practice founded by five-time open golf champion Peter Thomson, who has just returned from a site visit.

When completed, the course will offer views of the nearby ancient monuments.

"With so many golf developments having been put on hold over the past year, it is a credit to the developers and everyone involved with New Giza that the project is moving forward," said principal Tim Lobb.

"The site for the golf course is part of one of the most dramatic landscapes we have worked on, with incredible hilltop views to the pyramids and 50-meter-high cliffs, which have been incorporated into the golf course design."

The plan will be part of a 1,500-acre development which will also includes two hotels, a hospital with 540 beds, medical school, university, two schools, sporting club, two mixed-use areas with restaurants, shopping malls and office spaces, plus 5,500 villas, townhouses, and apartments in 10 neighborhoods surrounded by parks and lakes.

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