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Oman golf: Get into the swing at Almouj

by Scott Armstrong
A golfer teeing off at the Almouj Golf course. Photo - Supplied
Running alongside a two-kilometre stretch of ocean, the 7,342-yard course of lush green grass is peppered with bunkers, water hazards and natural dunes.

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