In a first of its kind on a man-made island, United Development Company (UDC) opened the state-of-the-art Corinthia Golf Club on Gewan Islandon Tuesday.
Minister of Sports and Youth HE Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali inaugurated Corinthia Golf Club on Gewan Island in the presence of UDC Chairman Turki bin Mohammed Al Khater, UDC President, CEO & Board Member Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman and other senior UDC and Corinthia officials.
The inauguration of United Development Company’s new state-of-the-art sporting facility falls in line with its efforts to improve and diversify recreational and sports offerings, at its flagship developments, The Pearl and Gewan Islands to provide an integrated residential and leisure experience that fulfills the aspirations of all residents, visitors, and tourists alike.
Talking to Qatar Tribune on the sidelines of the opening ceremony, President, CEO & Board Member Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman said, “This is the first time that you see a Golf course situated on an island and this is something unique. There is not much such development around the world.”
UDC had also recently introduced a series of new facilities and attractions at The Pearl Island which have been strategically launched in parallel to the FIFA WorldCup Qatar.
Commenting on the inauguration of Corinthia Golf Club, Khater said, “The opening of Corinthia Golf Club fulfills UDC’s sustainable growth strategy which aims at developing hospitality and entertainment sectors, given the promising prospects they hold for The Pearl and Gewan Islands, in light of the increase in the number of visitors and demand for UDC properties and investments, which in turn drives UDC to provide comprehensive entertainment facilities and services.”
Khater told Qatar Tribune there is a huge spike in the number of visitors to Pearl Island since the beginning of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“Fans from across the world are visiting in large numbers to take part in the various offerings that we are providing on Pearl Island during the World Cup. The number of visitors is expected to rise and we are ready with many more entertainment activities for the fans as the tournament progresses,” Khater said.
Othman said, “The inauguration of Corinthia Golf Club reaffirms that our projects and developments are proceeding in full swing as planned and demonstrates the depth and comprehensiveness of our entertainment vision through integrated facilities and leisure destinations which include Corinthia Hotel Gewan Island and its annex beach club, the air-conditioned Crystal Walkway and seaside promenade, and of course the recently completed Corinthia Yacht Club on The Pearl Island.”
Corinthia Doha Managing Director Matthew Dixon said, “We are delighted to be launching the next phase of the wider Corinthia development in Doha, bringing another tier to our launch following on from the Corinthia Yacht Club.”
The golf course consists of nine holes spread over sprawling greens of 32,000 square meters surrounded by 616 trees and 96 palm trees and adorned by two sizable lakes, within a total facility area of 57,980 square meters.
The golf club also provides a temporary building to host players until the completion of the main facility within Corinthia Hotel, where the current building includes a majlis and a rooftop terrace in addition to washrooms and lockers for storing personal belongings.