Le Royal Hammamet Golf Resort
Tunisia, Nabeul, Hammamet Bay, Hammamet
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On the beautiful Bay of Hammamet, sixty kilometres south of Tunis, Hammamet is Tunisia's premier seaside resort and golf destination. At the outskirts of the ancient walled town, golfers will find 54 holes of championship golf designed by reputed Californian architect Ronald Fream. The resort's leading hotel, Le Royal Hammamet is 5 Star Deluxe beachfront property nestling amidst acres of palm tree shaded gardens, showcasing a large swimming pool and fringed by a private sandy beach.
Luxury accommodation is distributed between low rise buildings and all guestrooms enjoy a balcony with views over the gardens and the Mediterranean. The dining offer comprises various restaurants and bars, ranging from buffet and snacks to à la carte and live show dining. The Beach Club has its own bar, restaurant, swimming pool and jacuzzis on the hotel's private beach, fully serviced with loungers, sunshades and a full range of watersports. Further sports and leisure facilities include several swimming pools, tennis courts, a complete health centre and casino.
For golfers, Le Royal Hammamet offers a preferential conditions at Citrus and Yasmine Golf Clubs, a short distance from the hotel. The two clubs are literarily across the road from each other and both feature championship golf courses designed by reputed Californian architect Ronald Fream, as well as a nine hole executive course, a golf academy and a full facility clubhouse with proshop and rentals.
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Le Royal Hammamet
Luxury accommodation is distributed between low rise buildings and all guestrooms enjoy a balcony with views over the gardens and the Mediterranean. All are lavishly furnished and fitted with every modern amenities, including WiFi connections. The dining offer comprises various restaurants and bars, ranging from buffet and snacks to à la carte and live show dining.
The Beach Club has its own bar, restaurant, swimming pool and jacuzzis on the hotel's private beach, fully serviced with loungers, sunshades and a full range of watersports. Further sports and leisure facilities include several swimming pools, tennis courts, a complete health centre and casino. Tours and excursions in Quad, all-road vehicles and camels are also organised in the surrounding Mediterranean and desert-like countryside
5 Star Deluxe Beach Resort • 266 Rooms & Suites • Most rooms with sea view • Al guestrooms with balcony, AC, DDL phone, WiFi, satellite TV, minibar and safe • En-suite bathrooms with bath/ shower and hairdryer
24 Hour room service • Laundry/ Valet service • Concierge desk • Tour desk • Car rental • Airport transfers
Conference Centre • Multi function Conference Hall (600 sqm) • Ballroom (320 sqm) • Auditorium (440 sqm) • Cocktail Reception Hall (200 sqm) • 23 Meeting Rooms (from 40 to 80 sqm) • Full audio-visual and communication facilities • Business centre and secretarial services
Shehrazad (international buffet • Dana Club (a la carte seafood) • Alhambra (a la carte) • Capri Restaurant (Italian Cuisine) • Ali Baba Moorish Cafe • Murjana Snack & Beach Bar (Daily beach bar and evening cabaret)
Health centre (Indoor heated swimming pool, Solarium, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish bath, Fitness studio, Massage services and Hairdresser) • Tennis courts • Central outdoor swimming pool + children's pool • Dana Club (Open air swimming pool with 3 Jacuzzis) • Children's Fun Club • Amusement Arcade & Video Games • Casino • Beach Club (Seaside swimming pool and games area) • Water sports • Kene Traditional village • Excursions
Citrus & Yasmine Golf Clubs
The resort town of Hammamet offers fifty four holes of golf designed by reputed Californian architect Ronald Fream. These are distributed between Citrus Golf Club's two courses, and Yasmine Golf Club's championship course. The two clubs are literarily across the road from each others and both also have a nine hole executive course and a golf academy.
Citrus Golf Club
• La Fôret Course
Ronald Fream (1992) 18 holes - 6.633 yds - Par 72
Buggies & Caddies available
La Foret is a tight course laid out through a craggy forest, its fairways winding between stands of eucalyptus and pine trees on their journey around four lakes and over a central hill. Fierce rough, sharp dog legs and several blind holes await golfers on this demanding course. The first and last holes of both nines are in front of the clubhouse, providing a welcoming opportunity to split the round. Water comes in play on two holes, bordering the left side of the ninth hole and on both sides of the sharply dog legged 17th hole. La Foret is somewhat more difficult than Les Oliviers, basically because of its several blind holes. Match play is recommended for first time players, until they will memorise its hidden hazards.
• Les Oliviers Course
Ronald Fream (1992) 18 holes - 6.677 yds - Par 72
Buggies & Caddies available
Les Oliviers is a gently undulating course extending through lush olive groves, hence its name. There are hundreds of them lining the fairways, with the odd ones in the middle of them which can usually be tacked playing above or around them. The fairways are generally wide and seeded with rye grass, while the rough is kept to the minimum, where stray balls are easy to find but not so easily played ! Les Oliviers is a delight to play and somewhat less demanding than La Foret, basically because all obstacles are clearly visible. The first and last holes of each nines are in front of the clubhouse, providing a welcoming opportunity to split the round. The executive nine hole course is laid out within the front nine loop of Les Oliviers.
• Executive Course
9 holes - 1.225 yds - par 28
• Citrus Golf Academy
• Clubhouse + Proshop
Yasmine Golf Club
• Championship Course
Ronald Fream (1990) 18 holes - 6.738 yds - Par 72
Buggies and Caddies available
If Yasmine front nine is exceptional, the back nine is simply sensational. Its Californian designer would have undoubtedly gain a designer-label status like Dye, Fazio or Hills had he worked more often in the United States. Five tee positions provide an incomparable subtlety of play and a truly championship course from the back markers, worthy of any PGA Tour event. Yasmine’s course presents an impressive vista of stripped fairways, pristine bunkers and impeccable greens in top notch conditions - the green keeping is truly outstanding. The course is laid out over a gently sloping hillside overlooking the distant sea, providing a wonderful test of golf where fairways tumble and roll before sweeping up to well bunkered greens.
• Executive Course
9 holes - 1.216 m. / yds - Par 30
• Yasmine Golf School
• Clubhouse + Proshop
Golf in Tunis
There is a couple of excellent golf courses around the capital Tunis, gateway to Hammamet, the vintage Carthage Golf Club and the modern R.T.Jones design at La Residence. The later is part of The Residence, a Leading Hotel of the World hotel conveniently located near the airport, Carthage and Tunis capital. The two courses may be a couple of few lies from each other, but they at complete opposite ends of the golf spectrum. One is representative of how the game was played at the beginning of the 20th century while the second show all the sophistication and show-design of the 21st century.
• Carthage Golf Club
founded 1927 - Julien Antoine & Yves Bureau (1991)
At the outskirts of Tunis in a residential suburb of the capital, La Soukra, halfway between Tunis and the Mediterranean, Carthage Golf Club enjoys a splendid location at the heart of an area rich in history. If Carthage, founded in the 9th century BC by the Phoenician, can boast to be one of the oldest cities in the world, Carthage Golf Club, founded in 1927, is the eldest of Tunisian clubs.
Originally designed by Julien Antoine, the layout was refreshed by reputed French architect Yves Bureau in 1993. The course is laid out through 75 acres of lush citrus groves, its fairways running amidst magnificent stands of mature trees. With less than 5,000 yards and a par 66, it is indeed a pretty short course by any standard, but its technical difficulties and several out-of-bounds demands skill and accuracy. The fairways are well separated from one another by lush vegetation and everything has been arranged on this striking course for the pleasure of the eyes. Open all year round, Carthage provides an entertaining round of golf in splendid natural surrounding, ideally located between Tunis and the seaside resorts on the coast.
• The Residence Golf Club
Robert Trent Jones Jr. (2008)
Ideally seated between the sea and a salt lake at the heart of a natural reserve where migrating birds and wildlife abound, the course, created by Robert Trent Jones II, is a veritable jewel. Featuring magnificent viewpoints, the links, set around the edges of a lake alternate with intricate fairways punctuated by water obstacles. Particular attention has been paid to the layout of the course in order to respect the natural scenery and ecological constraints and create not only one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Mediterranean, but also one of the most environmentally friendly.
Hammamet, Tunis & Carthage
Hammamet was the first tourist destination in Tunisia. It is located in the south east of the northern peninsula of Cap Bon in the Governorate of Nabeul, on the northern edge of the Gulf of Hammamet. A spectacular peninsula lying between the Gulf of Tunis and the Gulf of Hammamet, some people refer to Cap Bon as "The garden of Tunisia." Hammamet, meaning "Bathing Places" in Arabic, is a both a charming ancient walled town and a foremost seaside resort on the Gulf of Hammamet, which shelters miles of fine sandy beaches and a string of modern hotels extending south of the city in the new resort area.
Once a sleepy village, Hammamet became a reputed destination in earlier days when artists and writers such a Oscar Wilde, Andre Gide, Paul Klee and Frank Lloyd Wright favoured its shores in the 1920's. Despite its modern architectural and human incursions, Hammamet retains its sense of exotic history, dominated by its 15th-century medina and souk (bazaar)
Tunis & Carthage
Prime sightseeing in the area include the charming seaside artist village of Sidi Bou Said, the Medina of Tunis and the Phoenician/Roman ruins of Carthage. The Medina and Carthage are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tunis has witnessed the passage of the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French over the last 3,000 years.
linked by labyrinths of alleys and covered passages infused throughout by the aromas, vibrant colours and sounds of bustling souks, Tunis' old Medina town centre live in sharp contrast with the modern architecture of the new city, or "Cité Nouvelle". The modern quarters of Tunis are located just across the Sea Gate erected in 1848, where the Champs Élysées of Tunisia crosses through. Colonial architecture can be found here illustrating the history of this culturally diverse and historic city.
Founded in the 9th century BC by Phoenician traders, who had previously established several small trading posts along the North African coast, Carthage soon developed into a great trading empire, its war and merchant ships mastering much of the Mediterranean. The Carthaginian Empire dominated most of North Africa, as well as parts of the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia and Sicily. In the course of the Punic wars, Carthage occupied territories belonging to the fast expanding Roman Empire, which finally defeated its rival in 146 BC.
The city of Carthage was completely destroyed by Scipio's army and a second Roman Carthage was established on the ruins of the first city. Carthage's territory, roughly corresponding to Modern Tunisia, was made a Roman Province and Carthage became the administrative capital of Roman Africa, resplendent with great buildings, theatres, villas and baths. The Roman theatre is still in use today and the venue of the Carthage Summer Festival.
Address & Contact
Le Royal Hammamet
PO Box 237
8050 Yasmine Hammamet
Gulf of Hammamet, 65 km. SE of Tunis
Tunis Carthage Airport (TUN), 70 km.
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters