Sep 26, 2021 Sports
Kaieteur News – Ashmin’s Fun Park and Resorts has inked a major deal with Nexgen Golf Academy that will see an 18-hole championship Golf course being built on the sprawling resort property, just minutes from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
This is in response to the demand for golf that has been generated by the many expats and re-migrants coming to Guyana, (golf has gained prominence as their preferred sport because it is fully covid-19 compliant) and the developers are confident that this will add to the country’s desired sports tourism agenda.
The developers indicated that they have been in discussion with a number of top golf course designers, investment groups and hotel partners and intend to finalize an agreement for construction to begin shortly.
Earlier this year, the World Amateur Golf Championship (WAGC) engaged with Nexgen Golf to host the world’s largest amateur golf championship in Guyana as early as 2023, wherein teams of players from over 40 countries would compete, but a requirement was a minimum of three 18-hole golf courses and sufficient hotel rooms for the several thousand players and spectators.
Popularly known as Splashmin’s Resort, brainchild of successful entrepreneur and businessman Lennox John, the development is capitalising on its prime location to realize its potential as a major investment opportunity in the country since it is ideally located close to the main airport in the area that Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali has been promoting as a new capital to be known as ‘Silica City’ with major roads to the existing city and neighboring Brazil in the process of being built.
Mr. John said, “It has been a life-long dream to complete this project in a manner that sets a standard in the country, something that will make us the most desired place to live. The development of a worldclass golf course enhances the other amenities such as hotels, restaurants, shopping, schools, medical facilities etc. that will be built in the community.”
Spanning almost 800 acres, the project is set to be home to many luxurious homes, villas and condos that will sit elevated above the golf course, lakes and natural reserves to ensure that each has a magnificent unimpeded view of nature’s beauty.
John explained that Madweni Villas, the first phase in development had been completed and demand for the new areas were at an all time high but that everything would be built to the same exacting standards set forth over the past 10 years.
Nexgen Golf’s Aleem Hussain said he was honored and excited by the opportunity to have such a wonderful location to develop an incredibly unique and picturesque course, with pure white sands and lots of lakes, trees and varying elevation. “Most people are amazed when they visit this area, thinking that Guyana is mostly flatlands, cane and rice fields. This topography will change their perspective and make them never want to leave.”
The planned course will be a full 7,300 yard 18-hole with a grand clubhouse to accommodate the members and residents activities that will include tennis, swimming, horse riding and nature trails. Use of the natural landscape, massive lakes and waterfalls will enhance the beauty of the course.
This is the second major Golf course being developed in the country (Nexgen Golf has a series of modified small footprint courses underway) and with the tremendous growth plans around the country, Hussain said he expected that more developers will follow in the footsteps of Ashmin’s Resort and include golf courses in their planning.
For information on development, timelines and course layout, call 645-0944 or visit the property on the main road just minutes from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
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