Not too far from King Khalid International Airport, you’ll usually be able to spot the course on arrival to the airport. Riyadh Greens is seen as the most well-known in the area; a par 72 championship course with well looked after greens and plenty of sand bunkers.
Since opening in 2005, it’s become a great place to go and see if you handle wide fairways in a setting like this. Guests like going here as the course has several lakes and small rivers winding throughout.
Unlike most other courses, you can book a tee time directly on their site here, with weekday rates starting at 200 SAR and weekend rates at 300 SAR for 18 holes.
Arizona Golf Resort
The closest of the courses to Fraser Suites Riyadh, Arizona Golf Resort, is only nine holes but it is a beauty of a course.
The course is tucked away behind a quiet residential area and was designed to be a bit of a challenge given the limited space. Expect bunkered holes, palm trees and a 4th hole that says par 5 on the scoreboard but could quickly descend into a right troublemaker.
There’s also something of an American flair throughout (if you couldn’t tell by the name) with a western-themed restaurant indoors, basketball court, bowling alley, Ok Corral farm and baseball field.
Nofa Golf Resort
Roughly an 80-minute drive from Fraser Suites Riyadh along route 80, Nofa Golf Resort has an 18-hole course developed by none other than Barrie Gregson. The green course is a par 73 which uses the natural layout of the desert it was built upon to create a challenging course.
Most of the holes have bunkers of water features in place and with five par 5 holes to play on, you don’t want to see yourself getting stuck, especially around holes 7 and 14.
The course also has one of the most unique sights you’ll come across when golfing. In between hole 8 and 9 there is a mini safari park with antelopes, ostriches and Arabian oryxes.
Fees average around 250 SAR to 350 SAR depending on the time of day.
Where to stay when in Riyadh
Fancy trying out all the golf spots in Riyadh and looking for a good place to stay? Let Fraser Suites Riyadh look after everything with our one-bedroom apartments in the heart of the city.
Our one-bedroom apartments with integrated living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas have everything you’d need from a hotel and so much more.