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“Too much money for what?!!”

Mirage City Golf Club-J W Mariott
Ranked #24 of 64 Outdoor Activities in Cairo
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Cairo, Egypt
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Too much money for what?!!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Big name, v clean and spacious rooms, but I was disappointed asca whole. I was v bored and food was just not to my expectations. The included breakfast which was supposed to be outstanding. Was normal. Large selection of food that lacks freshness and quality. Payed a lot for a dinner buffet which was no different than the breakfast's quality. Staff was friendly though very unprofessional. It's all about expectations from such a big name and high payed price

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“Ridiculous to join if golfing with a son or daughter”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Looked around mirage city this morning looking to join as a family. Wife and two daughters for the leisure facilities and myself and my 11 year old son for the golf courses.
First concern was having to pay couples membership ie two adults for myself and son. Then horrified to learn my son would not be allowed inside the club house for lunch but only outside on the balcony.
I have never before experienced a golf club that doesn't encourage junior golfers with their parents.
Katameya hieghts or dunes golf clubs are far better and operate at a level of etiquette that is enjoyed in the UK.
Very disappointed after much excitement about the prospect of joining the Mirage City Club

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“Excellent layout, well manicured, a good test”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Mirage City Golf Club (MCGC), located adjacent to and affiliated with the JW Marriott Hotel is an excellent golf course and facility. The majestic club house stands impressively at the highest point on the course. Its golf pro shop offers a good selection of equipment and golf ware. A clubhouse restaurant serves excellent food, has big screen TV, snooker/pool tables, and an excellent locker room. During my stay, they offered for 300LE ($50) a round of golf, single cart, and small bucket of balls. Club rentals were 120LE ($20). The rental clubs are either Titleist (old and well worn with horrible grips) or Cobra, which I used; much better condition.

The course is Par 72 without a rating. From the Blue tees (6813 m); Championship (7108). Fairways are hard and closely mowed. Greens are very grainy bermuda and generally sloping but not hummocky. The layout weaves through spacious homes many of which are under construction. Lateral water hazards are well placed. Only a few water hazards are in play down the fairways. Be sure to check the hole layout for blind lateral water which is somewhat deceiving.

A lighted driving range is available. Staff is friendly. On course, there are refreshment stops that are open on weekends and holidays. Due to the few courses in Cairo, it is advisable to check for tournaments and definitely make reservations. The very many expatriates in Cairo take full advantage of the course.

I recommend that you carry with you golf shoes, gloves, balls and tees because they are overpriced at the pro shop.

Visited June 2012
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