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Hit some fairways and sink some putts at this ultra-modern, new golfing facility

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We can’t be the only ones who watch too many movies and then just want to head out to the nearby golf course and tee off. We also can’t be the only ones who have absolutely no skills to do anything on said golf course. But where there’s a will, there’s a fairway just around the corner and in this case in Al Rayyan’s Education City.

Education City Golf Club has just completed the final installation of the highly anticipated Centre of Excellence. The facility is now fully open for those wanting to improve or those looking to start learning golf. It’s an immersive experience and takes golf to a whole new featuring an array indoor and outdoor facilities. In proper Doha-style, this is just another regular first-class experience.

New centre
The Centre of Excellence intends to become one of the best seats of learning golf in the region and arguably the world. This might be a colossal claim for a brand-new course but the facilities has some incredible features. The holistic facilities can take a golfer from beginner levels to elite tour player levels.

The facility offers V1 Analysis across all six studios and a total of 32 screens. Most facilities provide either TrackMan or Flightscope, the Centre of Excellence provides both options providing a tailored experience to each guest.

As you arrive, there’s a boutique cafe where you will be welcomed by a PGA professional. A review with your golf professional determines what area of the facility will help fast track your learning of the sport.

The Centre of Excellence specialises in nine core competences from swing techniques and biomechanics to the proper mindset. The swing studios open out towards the driving range, offering the latest in camera and ball flight technology. Their innovative design incorporates natural light from the beautiful surrounds of the golf club. The impressive line-up of facilities work in unison with its three golf courses, particularly the nine-hole

Par 3 course and six-hole championship course enabling new golfers to become competent in playing the 18-hole championship course.

Technology firsts
For regional or international golfers, the Centre of Excellence boasts the first Gears Analysis, Putt View and Zen Green stage in the Middle East therefore giving a pivotal reason to travel to Qatar for a new golf experience. Each piece of technology has been carefully positioned. The aim of the facility is not only to attract locals to learn golf but also support international golf development by attracting international golf teams, world ranked amateurs and professionals to train during off seasons.

It’s a pretty unique and promising experience. And if you’re a beginner, you can’t get better world-class facilities at your disposal. Even if you somehow can’t grow your golf game, you can still learn a new skill in an amazing, air-conditioned facility and with summer here in full swing, July is the perfect month to do just that.
Education City Golf Club, Al Rayyan, www.ecgolf.com.

Areas within the facility
The Putting Studio
Featuring V1 analysis linked with Zen Green Stage and Putt View, providing a holistic approach to improving putting performance.

Studio 1
Provides a unique custom fitting experience with not only V1, but a choice of Flightscope and TrackMan technology. The in-to-in or in-to-out allows for complete fitting versatility.

Studio 2
Features Biomechanics technology including Gears and SAM Balance lab, K Vest and Boditrak performance.

Studio 3
Features tilted lies Zen Green stage for uphill, downhill or side hill lies and an indoor TrackMan simulator.

Studio 4
Dedicated to left-handed golfers showcasing attention to detail. The entrance door’s been positioned to suit such players. The screen and coach positioning have also been considered.

Studio 5
Features indoor/outdoor short game practice and full-length golf shots. Studio 5 also doubles up as an exclusive private studio dedicated to female golf development along with a ladies-only shortgame area behind the facility. With all the technology being portable, the studio can become a self-contained learning centre.

Features state-of-the-art equipment and other tools to help facility golf development.

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