NEOM has announced a partnership with IMG Golf Course Services to open a nine-hole beachfront facility on Sindalah island.
IMG Golf Course Services will provide pre-opening, marketing, and management services to the club at Sindalah, which will be a year-round, exclusive venue.
Sindalah will offer a unique experience for all visitors, from amateurs and young players to experienced enthusiasts and golfing professionals.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course will boast nine holes and a 280-meter driving range and golf practice suites fitted with state-of-the-art ball tracking technology and statistics feedback.
The course is also set to be GEO certified and will demonstrate the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility.
The IMG Golf Course Services team will manage the onsite sports club, which will offer multiple membership options for visitors to enjoy the very best facilities, equipment, and services, including a luxurious gym, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a spa, and sports courts.
The Sindalah Golf Academy will further complement facilities with multiple performance studios offering the latest in technology.
The island, which opens in the first quarter of 2024, will be the first iteration of NEOM to be unveiled to the world and will offer a taste of the vision that will come to life in the coming years with The Line, Oxagon, and Trojena.
Antoni Vives, chief urban development and islands officer at NEOM, said: “Sindalah will be the first physical showcase of NEOM to open to the world and will become a new and exotic golfing destination like no other.”
Russell Hannah, vice president at IMG Golf Course Services, said: “Their vision for this stunning new destination makes it exactly the sort of project which will benefit from IMG’s international experience and resources.”
Sindalah will also offer dining experiences with restaurants boasting global Michelin-starred chefs, an innovative retail offering, and an ultra-prime marina with 86 berths for yachts up to 50 meters and additional serviced offshore buoys for superyachts up to 180 meters.
The location will also be home to a beach club hosted by top global entertainment icons, a Marine Activities Centre facilitating adventures above and below the sea, and three luxury hotels.
The island is being developed sustainably, with its design helmed by Italy’s Luca Dini Design & Architecture and inspired by the coral reefs and waterscapes of the Red Sea.