Ras Al Hamra is a nine-hole layout and is unique in Oman as the first completely floodlit Golf Course. Clever placement of multiple tees with large double greens as well as alternative locations create a par 71 layout varying from 5,400 to 6,500 yards for 18 holes which is great fun to play. Designed by Graham Marsh Golf Design, this semi-private facility is a desert style course amongst an arid wadi and coastal hillsides, next to the Gulf of Oman. It was originally opened in 1969 as a sand course but has been redesigned as a grass course with established trees and native shrubs planted throughout so that the landscape resembles the barren and rocky feel of the surrounding Omani environment. In addition to the nine holes it boasts its own floodlit practice area. Located within Petroleum Development Oman’s Ras Al Hamra Community close to the PDO school and the Ras Al Hamra Recreation Center the course is well used by the locals and an active membership.