IMG announced that Ayla Golf Club has joined the world’s leading golf network.
Ayla is a game-changing waterfront development situated along Jordan’s Red Sea coast. Artistically sculpted out of the coastal desert landscape, Ayla has added an additional 17 kilometres of waterfront to the Aqaba coastline.
More than 800,000 square metres of rolling green fairways cascade out against Aqaba’s mountainous backdrop, forming the Kingdom’s first championship golf course. The property features an 18-hole course and a nine-hole fully floodlit academy course. Designed by Greg Norman, the layout was carefully developed with Jordan’s unique ecology in mind, allowing golfers to enjoy a lush and eco-friendly experience.
Created in an architectural style that mimics the rolling green fairways of the course, the Ayla Golf Club features a comprehensive array of facilities including a dedicated golf academy clubhouse, swing studio, putting studio, meeting room, gourmet restaurant and luxurious changing facilities.
Included on Golf Digest’s Top 10 Middle East ranking in 2020, Ayla hosted the Jordan Mixed Open last year. This was the world’s first ever mixed event with three separate tours, each represented by 41 players.
Russell Hannah, Senior Director, IMG Golf Course Services, commented: “Ayla is a unique destination and we’re delighted to welcome them to the network. The resort is a fabulous waterfront development offering an unforgettable experience to our club members. We hope to see international travel allowed very soon so everyone can enjoy everything this world-class facility has to offer.”
Chris Dodd, Head PGA Professional, Ayla Golf Club, commented: “Ayla is Jordan’s first championship golf venue and we are very proud of the experience we have to offer visiting golfers. The association with IMG Prestige makes total sense for us as we look to promote the club internationally.”
Jordan offers amazing touristic attractions including the ancient city of Petra, which is a world heritage site and located only 90 minutes away. Other attractions include visiting the Wadi Rum desert and also diving in the Red Sea, along the Aqaba coastline.
IMG Prestige provides a valuable and unique benefit to the members of each participating club, delivering green-fee revenues as well as providing an immediate seal of quality in the marketplace.
IMG Golf Course Services is a global leader in the design, development, marketing and management of world class golf courses. For more than 25 years, the group has set the standard for excellence in golf course design and golf club management. IMG’s golf course services team currently provides a diverse range of management and marketing services to more than 20 award winning clubs and resorts.