Dubai Golf, a subsidiary of Wasl Asset Management Group have signed an agreement with The Wave, Muscat to manage The Wave golf course in Muscat, Oman.
This event marks a milestone for Dubai Golf as the first golf course management agreement that has been signed outside of Dubai. The signing of this agreement combines the strength of Dubai Golf’s experience in managing premier golf facilities, with The Wave, Muscat’s commitment to setting the standards in luxury development within Oman.
Michael Lenarduzzi, CEO of The Wave, Muscat and Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group signed the agreement. The ceremony was also attended by senior officials from The Wave, Muscat, Dubai Golf and wasl Asset Management Group.
Michael Lenarduzzi, CEO of The Wave, Muscat stated, “Our partnership with Dubai Golf is a fundamental component of our long term vision that aims at providing our community with unmatched lifestyle options that visibly raise local benchmarks. We are confident that Dubai Golf’s technical expertise and international track record in operating some of the region’s most prestigious courses will further support our efforts in effectively promoting sports tourism and providing Oman with the ultimate golfing experience.”
Upon signing the agreement Hesham Al Qassim, CEO, wasl Asset Management Group said, “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with The Wave, Muscat and being part of this unique project. We look forward to being involved with this prestigious development for many years to come”.
Over 900,000m3 of earth was moved in order to create Oman’s first PGA links golf course which has been designed by the legendary Greg Norman. The 18 hole championship course will also include a dedicated academy, driving range and floodlit par 3 practice facility. Capitalizing on The Wave, Muscat’s ideal location in the heart of the capital, all holes of the links-style golf course will enjoy direct ocean views with several holes lying directly adjacent to the sea. At the present time six holes have been grassed and Dubai Golf have been involved with overseeing this operation. The development of the remainder of the course is progressing well and nine holes and the Golf Academy are expected to open in October 2011.
Mr Christopher May, General Manager, Dubai Golf, said, “The design of the golf course at The Wave is outstanding. The six holes that have already been grassed look superb and The Wave already has the look of a true championship golf course that will be capable of holding professional tournaments in the future. The opportunity to introduce a world class links golf experience and contribute to the development of Oman as a golfing destination and further develop golf within Muscat is a truly exciting prospect for Dubai Golf”.
Dubai Golf, a leisure subsidiary owned by wasl Asset Management Group currently manages two of the most established and internationally renowned golf clubs in the Middle East – Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
The clubs boast three world class championship golf courses, luxurious clubhouses, restaurants and golf academies, and offer some of the most spectacular locations for golf, events and entertainment in the Gulf.