Steigenberger Golf Resort
As the name suggests, the 5 star Steigenberger Golf resort is situated right next to an 18-hole USPGA championship course. Based in Hurghada and part of the El Gouna resort, you’re just inches away from a host of attractions. Stretching out towards the lagoon, there’s a pick of pools from splash-filled children’s options to roomy numbers complete with a swim-up bar.
On arrival, the reception area welcomes you with comfy sofas and warm lighting, but nothing says you’re on holiday like a private beach accessorised with loungers positioned just inches away from the water. When you’re not practising your swing on the nearby fairways, hit the onsite gym, play a game of table tennis and make use of the area’s fantastic watersports – all designed to get your heart racing.
Beautifully furnished rooms
With a simple yet modern look, accommodation comes in a range of styles. The combination of neutral colours and good-sized windows makes the space seem larger than it is, while the free Wi-Fi is a nice addition when you need to keep in touch with those back home. With 268 rooms, choose from superior stays benefitting from 58 square metres of space, junior suites with a view of the lagoon or family spaces sleeping a maximum of four people.
You’ll be delighted with your in-room amenities too, even if you opt for the standard category. Spread out on your king-size bed, make use of your complimentary toiletries or stay cool under the air conditioning – and that’s just a few of the perks.
A la carte menus and cocktails with a view
Far from your standard buffet with a range of international delights and themed evenings encouraging you to sample different cuisines – this hotel will surprise you with its gastronomic treats. Other options include a beautifully designed a la carte, lagoon-facing terrace and a 24-hour lobby bar.
Fairway Buffet: Open for all your main meal times, this buffet eatery has a fantastic selection of food with endless breakfast options and lunches consisting of live cooking stations serving tasty burgers and grilled meat, while the extensive salad section and warm pizza slices are just as delicious.
La Rotisserie Restaurant: Reached via the hotel’s free shuttle boat, this a la carte dining experience enjoys views of the resort’s manicured greens. Specialising in French fare, this strictly dinner spot is open from 6.30pm – 9pm. Other perks include waiter service and the menu favourite steak.
Lagoon Terrace: Open through the day, this is classed as the pool restaurant and bar making it your go-to for light bites overlooking the lagoon. There’s also a good selection of drinks to work your way through.
Green bar: As part of the Golf Club House, this outdoor terrace is perfect for some pre-game snacks with plenty of healthy options on the menu. Or, you can always head here for a drink with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer. It’s open from 7am – 5pm daily.
Par 19: This is the hotel’s sports bar, which takes up a prime spot on top of the main building. Order a premium cocktail and watch the sunset over the resort with its elevated vistas stretching all the way to the golf course and surrounding waters. Drinks are served from 6pm – 1am.
Lobby Bar: With golfers gathering here to discuss their performance, this drinking hangout is open 24 hours. It also serves delicious afternoon tea from 4pm – 6pm.
Golf View: Placed near the hotel’s second pool area, enjoy views of the course as you sip on ice-cold beverages. This daytime number is open from 11am – 5pm daily.
Beach Bar: Found on the beach, it’s practically touching the sand. You can head here from 11am – sunset.
El Gouna Dine Around: With more than 15 hotels and restaurants participating in this culinary programme, guests are invited to experience the area’s finest local fare. This is definitely one for foodies.
*The a la carte restaurant requires a prior reservation, and please make sure you adhere to the hotel’s smart casual dress code when visiting all bars and restaurants.
Indoor and outdoor fun
Most people tend to make a beeline for the quartet of pools, whether they’re seeking relaxation or looking to swim several lengths. From 9am to 8pm, the gym is ready and waiting to keep you feeling energised with its great mix of equipment from treadmills to weight machines. But the spa promises real tranquility with its flower-shaped pool which sits surrounded by ocean blue columns, while the aromatic scents that linger from the treatment rooms instantly evoke feelings of calmness.
Moreover, golfing fans will be in their element with an 18-hole course made up of lagoons, bunkers and an abundance of palm trees with tall mountains and the Red Sea sitting in the distance. Reached via a free shuttle boat and designed with the average player in mind, you don’t have to be Tiger Woods to take on the course, while beginners should attend the weekly introduction which takes place on the driving range.
Set on a peninsula
Found on a stunning peninsula with a 18-hole championship course to call its own, Steigenberger Golf Resort has gone all out to impress you. Not only is it a golfer’s dream, but it doesn’t get much better than Egypt’s subtropical desert climate.
El Gouna’s city centre is only 10 minutes away with water taxis ready and waiting to take you to every corner of the area. Stacked with restaurants and bars, there’s plenty going on after-dark. As for days, there are tons of diving and snorkelling excursions from Abu Tig Marina, allowing you to see the best of what the Red Sea has to offer.