La Vie looks like the location to be in for Oman’s newest golfing destination, after plans were unveiled for the residential and tourism complex around the course in Oman.

The first phase of the project has been part of the reopening of the golf club inside Muscat Hills, named ‘La Vie Club’.

Muscat Hills. Oman’s first 18-hole grass golf course opened in 2009, but shut its doors in 2020 during the COVID pandemic.

But now those doors are open again as real estate developers have reinvigorated the area.

So, Muscat Hills GCC has become La Vie Club, and will be part of the first phase of the opening of the new-look resort, which recently opened up the desert-style layout for preview play on its 18-hole championship course.

Commenting on the reopening, La Vie Club Operations Manager Freddie Rexstrew said: “We are very excited to re-establish the club as one of the premier golf facilities within the region serving golfers, the community and growing the game of golf in Oman. We will be delivering the Troon Experience and are focused on being a fun and family friendly club.”

Besides the course, La Vie Club has first TopTracer Range in Oman, with game modules suited for all ages and ability levels, a community calendar of events and scenic routes for walking and cycling around the course.

In the future, La Vie will boast residential, commercial and tourism buildings, including an 80-room boutique hotel and a spa.

Troon International will manage the project, and Senior Vice-President DJ Flanders said: “Troon is delighted to reopen the course and look forward to bringing the Troon Golf standards to La Vie and the city of Muscat. Towards the end of this year, golfers will experience superior guest service, the finest playing surfaces and outstanding amenities. The new clubhouse, a summer of cultural practices with the new machinery, will enhance La Vie Club and make the club a focal point of not only the community but also of Muscat. Located near the scenic Omani mountains with views of the coast, La Vie Club is a 10-minute drive from Muscat International Airport. The par-72, 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Paul Thomas.