UGOLF has signed the management contract for its first golf course in Africa, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Kigali Golf Resorts and Villas, still under construction, will open in early May 2021.
Kigali Golf Resort and Villas is located in the heart of the Rwandan capital, in a quality natural environment, on 65 hectares.
Previously composed of 9 holes played mainly by local golfers, its course has been extended to 18 holes and completely redesigned by Gary Player Design.
The French company Grégori International, in charge of the works, began construction in August 2019.
TOP AFRICA NEWS has exclusively learnt that in addition to golf, the Kigali Golf Resort and Villas will offer many activities: tennis, squash, health club, boutique, seminar spaces, as well as a restaurant serving original local cuisine.
As soon as the golf course opens, the UGOLF Academy will offer its flagship product for beginners, the Swing 4U, at an attractive price allowing new clientele to be introduced to become future subscribers of Kigali Golf Resort and Villas. The Golf School will aim to introduce golf to all children and to develop young champions.
AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY GOLF
Faithful to its eco-sustainable commitments, UGOLF is fully in line with the country’s approach to managing the course that respects the environment: a policy of “fair watering”, particularly in the dry season, and mechanical operations on the greens for minimum use of chemical inputs.
A GOLF ACTOR IN THE ECONOMIC AND TOURIST DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY
Thanks to a strategic geographical location, high-level infrastructure and recognized economic dynamism, Kigali is the second most attractive city in Africa for international meetings and events.
To develop international golf attendance, the Kigali Golf Resort and Villas, a project supported by the Rwanda Ultimate Golf Club, will maintain close collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board in association with all the country’s tourism development stakeholders.
Finally, around golf, a network of business and golf enthusiasts, “the Kigali Golf 42.67 business”, will help anchor golf at the heart of the capital’s economic dynamic.
Pierre-André UHLEN, Managing Director of UGOLF, declares: “We are very proud to have crossed European borders with the signing of Kigali Golf Resorts & Villas. This is great proof of the strength of UGOLF, which is continuing its internationalization to achieve our goal of entering the World Top 10 golf operators by 2024 “.