Al-Othman: “The inauguration of Corinthia Golf Club enhances our leisure services in addition to the recently completed Corinthia Yacht Club on The Pearl Island”
Doha, Qatar – 22 November 2022: HE Mr. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Sports & Youth inaugurated Corinthia Golf Club in Gewan Island in the presence of HE Mr. Turki bin Mohammed Al-Khater, UDC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President, CEO & Member of The Board, and other senior UDC and Corinthia officials.
The inauguration of United Development Company’s (UDC) new state-of-the-art sporting facility falls in line with its efforts to improve and diversify recreational and sports offerings, at its flagship developments, The Pearl and Gewan Islands to provide an integrated residential and leisure experience that fulfills the aspirations of all residents, visitors, and tourists alike. UDC had also recently introduced a series of new facilities and attractions at The Pearl Island which have been strategically launched in parallel to the World Cup organization.
Commenting on the inaugural, HE Mr Turki bin Mohammed Al-Khater said: “The opening of Corinthia Golf Club fulfils UDC’s sustainable growth strategy which aims at developing hospitality and entertainment sectors, given the promising prospects they hold for The Pearl and Gewan Islands, in light of the increase in the number of visitors and demand for UDC properties and investments, which in turn drives UDC to provide comprehensive entertainment facilities and services.”
For his part, Mr Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, said: “The inauguration of Corinthia Golf Club reaffirms that our projects and developments are proceeding in full swing as planned and demonstrates the depth and comprehensiveness of our entertainment vision through integrated facilities and leisure destinations which include Corinthia Hotel Gewan Island and its annex beach club, the air-conditioned Crystal Walkway and seaside promenade, and of course the recently completed Corinthia Yacht Club on The Pearl Island.”
Mr. Matthew Dixon, Managing Director of Corinthia Doha stated: “We are delighted to be launching the next phase of the wider Corinthia development in Doha. Bringing another tier to our launch following on from the Corinthia Yacht Club.”
The golf course consists of nine holes spread over sprawling greens of 32,000 square meters surrounded by 616 trees and 96 palm trees and adorned by two sizable lakes, within a total facility area of 57,980 square meters.
The golf club also provides a temporary building to host players until the completion of the main facility within Corinthia Hotel, where the current building includes a majlis and a rooftop terrace in addition to washrooms and lockers for storing personal belongings.
About Gewan Island
Gewan Island, UDC’s latest real-estate project, is a reclaimed Island situated next to The Pearl Island, spanning 400,000 square meters. Once completed, the Island will be home to 659 residential units, including 586 apartments, 20 standalone villas located along a placid beach in a quiet and gated seaside community, as well as 21 beachfront villas with private beach, 26 waterfront villas that are equipped with private pontoons for private boats, and six independent island mansions, in addition to 11,000 sqm of retail spaces and 15 multi- use buildings.
Gewan Island will feature in addition to Corinthia Golf Club, the five-star ‘Corinthia Hotel’ and beach club, an air-conditioned outdoor ‘Crystal Walkway’, a seaside promenade, parks, and green areas. entertainment facilities, a clubhouse, and a mosque.
About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia is a growing family of luxury hotels, founded in Malta in 1962 by the Pisani family. The company has grown over the years into a multinational investor, developer and operator of hotels and real estate.
Corinthia Hotels is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) which brings together a unique collection of independent hospitality brands with GHA DISCOVERY, a multi-brand loyalty program leveraging a shared technology platform. Through membership in GHA, brands expand their global reach, drive incremental revenue, and reduce dependence on third-party channels, all while maintaining management independence and individual positioning.
Corinthia Hotels portfolio includes award-winning hotels in cities such as London, Budapest, Lisbon, St. Petersburg, and the Island of Malta. Current developments underway in various stages of design and construction include landmarks, trophy hotels in Rome, New York, Brussels , Bucharest, Doha, and a new resort in Malta. For more information visit corinthia.com