Troon-managed La Vie Club in Oman reopens its golf course with plans for development

The former Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club, the first fully-grassed golf course in Oman in western Asia, has been rebranded La Vie Club and re-opened under management by Arizona-based Troon.

The course, about a 10-minute drive from the Muscat airport, opened in 2009 but shut down in 2020 during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The property was since purchased by Oman investment company Omnivest. Troon was appointed to manage the property in 2022.

The first phase of the project is the re-opening of the 18-hole course. That will be followed by development of residential, commercial and tourism buildings, including an 80-room boutique hotel that will feature a 70-meter rooftop pool overlooking the golf course.

“We are very excited to reestablish the club as one of the premier golf facilities within the region serving golfers, the community and growing the game of golf in Oman,” La Vie Club operations manager Freddie Rexstrew said in a media release announcing the news. “We will be delivering the Troon Experience and are focused on being a fun and family-friendly club.”