Troon Golf has been appointed by Muscat Resorts, formally known as Muscat Hills, to manage its full operations. Muscat Hills previously opened in 2009 and closed in 2020, is the first fully grassed 18-hole golf course in Sultanate of Oman. Now under the ownership of Ominvest, the oldest and largest investment company in Oman, and with Troon Golf, the facility will be reopened in 2023 to provide one of the best golf experiences in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Following his time in managerial trainee roles,Operations Manager Freddie Rexstrew has made the jump to Saudi Arabia, joining Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in 2017.
Situated on the Red Sea Coast, Rexstrew was part of Royal Greens’ pre-opening team and worked as an Assistant Golf Professional. With the club successfully up-and-running, Rexstrew returned to the U.K., where he became Director of Golf at the Centurion Club for four years. During his time at the Centurion Club, Rexstrew completed the Troon Leader Program in 2021, whilst also spending time as a Taskforce Associate at Vattanac Golf Resort in Cambodia.
Unrivalled golf experience
Muscat Resorts is looking to offer an unrivalled golf experience in Oman and to complement the existing golf to drive golf tourism to the Sultanate of Oman. It will be the first facility in Oman to have a Toptracer Range, this technology combined with a short course, falls in line with the club’s mission of being a family-friendly environment where there will be a key focus on growing the game but also creating an atmosphere where families can enjoy the resort together.
Located between the mountains and the sea, the club is only a 10-minute drive from the Muscat International Airport. The par-72, 18-hole golf course was the first grass golf course in Oman when originally opened in 2009. Paul Thomas from David Thomas Associated Ltd designed the course to complement all of the natural features, while the lush green fairways and greens provide a startling contrast to the rugged desert terrain,
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