The Botswana Golf Union (BGU) is embarking on an ambitious over P100 million project to develop Gaborone Golf Club. The project, which is still at the design stage, is expected to change the face of sport tourism in the country. BGU president, Enoch Mushango said the facelift would include roads, water reticulation, resident clubhouse, golf academy and the golf course among others.
“The aforementioned are a priority at the moment. The golf course is going to be extended from par 71 to par 72. The idea behind this development is to bring back Sunshine Tour to Botswana. We also want to promote sport tourism in the city,” he said.
He said the intention is to upgrade the site to a quality sport facility, adding they also intend to turn the golf club into a business facility by selling land to property developers.
“We have to think outside the box and come up with ways that can see us diversifying our sport. The golf club is in a prime area and most people are interested in owning a piece of it. We should capitalise on that and recover costs,” Mushango said.
He confirmed that the Botswana National Sorts Council has approved the development of the golf club and the only outstanding issue is for other stakeholders such as Gaborone City Council to give them the go-ahead.
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