The prestigious Egyptian Amateur Open Championship was held, for the first time, at Madinaty Golf Club. The tournament, held over 3 days, saw fantastic participation with players representing Egypt, Tunisia, and more. The Madinaty Golf Club course proved a fair test for the elite amateurs, who praised the agronomy team on the course condition and were delighted with the hospitality they experienced at the newly opened facility.
The tournament, one of the oldest amateur open’s in Africa, is an annual event and a major celebration for the Egyptian Golf Federation and it was fantastic to see the tournament come to the newest Troon facility in the region. This historic tournament, which has been running for 101 years, brought together the top amateur players who fought it out for the prestigious trophy and precious World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), points.
Mohammed Atallah, Owners Representative at Madinaty Golf Club commented: “It is an honor to host such a prestigious tournament for the first time with the participation of players from different countries across Africa and the Middle East. We have the vision to host international tournaments such as this going forward.
Speaking about how the event falls within the facilities wider plans, Josh North, General Manager of Madinaty Golf Club commented: “Madinaty Golf Club is a full-service facility with an 18-hole Championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. We have exceptional amenities, which welcomes golfers of all levels; from experienced golfers such as those playing in this fantastic event or golfers new to the game, those that we want to introduce to golf through our grow the game initiatives.
Tunisian Amine Benelhadj Naceur won the Egyptian Amateur open championship, with a total score of 213 Level par for the 3 rounds. Amine Benelhadj Naceur said: “Today I’m very happy because I won the championship, it honored Tunisia. What I like the most about Madinaty Golf Club is that the golf course condition is wonderful.”
The 18-hole golf course is located in the heart of Madinaty, owned by TMG, Talaat Moustafa Group, and managed by Troon, the world’s leader in the club management.