England: Luddington looks to develop in Hertfordshire

Luddington Investments, a London-based golf course owner and operator, is moving forward with plans to convert a partially constructed golf course covering 160 acres in Hertfordshire into the Centurion Club, a high-end, 18-hole, par-72 course measuring 6,805 yards in length.

The company will seek to raise €1.95 million in investment capital required to purchase the existing golf course and surrounding land. Interested investors are being asked for a minimum €40,000 commitment.   

South Africa : Construction set to begin on Lee Westwood design

Construction is expected to get under way early next year on an 18-hole Lee Westwood Signature golf course as development of the vast St. Michaels International Leisure Estate in Dullstroom continues.

A private clubhouse will be built alongside the course.

Spanning 800 hectares in the Mpumalanga Highlands, St. Michaels will include 650 contemporary homes designed by architect Laurence Brown to showcase Scottish country architectural style.

Morocco: Vast resort development to include new golf course

Plans to develop a nearly 1,000-acre lakefront site near the city of Ouarzazate will include construction of a new golf course surrounded by residential villas.

Situated near Lake Mansour Eddahbi, the development, called Ouarzazate Lake City, will also feature a hotel-casino, non-gaming hotels, shops, entertainment and various residential elements.

The project's Morocco-based developer, Palmeraie, has hired CB Richard Ellis' Las Vegas-based Global Gaming Group to help find a casino operator.

Romania: Swiss Golf & Leisure invests in resort project

Swiss Golf & Leisure, a development company formed by five Swiss and Romanian businessmen, is investing €50 million into a golf course community in the town of Dragomiresti Vale.

The development will include an 18-hole golf course, 350 residential units and a four-star hotel. It is the second golf course community to be developed in Romania.

The first, Silver Mountain, involved a €350 million investment by developer INR Management.

October Golf-Developer's Summary - Europe/Africa

ROMANIA
Swiss Golf & Leisure invests in resort project

Swiss Golf & Leisure, a development company formed by five Swiss and Romanian businessmen, is investing €50 million into a golf course community in the town of Dragomiresti Vale.

The development will include an 18-hole golf course, 350 residential units and a four-star hotel. It is the second golf course community to be developed in Romania.

Australia: Construction set to beginon Nullarbor Links

Construction is expected to get underway prior to the end of the year on Nullarbor Links, according to officials from the Eyre Highway Operators Association (EHOA).

An ambitious project lauded as the world's longest golf course by its developers, Nullarbor Links is planned as an 18-hole, par 72 golf course that will span 1,365 kilometers stretching from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia, with one hole in each participating town along the Eyre Highway.

India: Golf course communityunveiled in Hyderabad

Boulder Hills, a 531-acre, world-class golf and residential community in Hyderabad, was unveiled for the first time this summer.

The $1.4 billion community is built around the Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club, a 192-acre championship golf course designed by the Harradine Golf course architecture firm.

A variety of luxury villas surround the golf course at Boulder Hills, which was developed by EmaarMGF, a joint venture of Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC and MGF Development, India's leading real estate developer.

Indonesia: Major resort development planned in Padang

City administrators from Padang along with officials from the private holding company PT Amagedon are moving forward with plans for a $1 billion development project to include a 32-hectare beach resort that will be called Padang Bay City.

A new golf course is planned as part of the resort development. The project will also include construction of a transport tunnel connecting Pandang Bay City with nearby Bungus Beach as well as an expansion of the Port of Teluk Bayur.

Thailand: Palm Cove Resort to feature 18-hole course

A new 18-hole golf course and marina are being added to the Palm Cove Khanom Beach Resort & Spa in Khanom as developer JAD Co., Ltd. attempts to market fractional ownership opportunities at the beachfront resort overlooking Kho Samui Island.

Prices start at €90,000 for fractional ownership in one of the resort's 52 luxury units, which includes 49 apartments and three beachfront suites.

The resort already features a variety of amenities including a pool, spa, fitness center and restaurant.

Vietnam: Construction to beginon $3 billion project

An 18-hole golf course is just one of the amenities to be included in a $3 billion eco-tourism complex along the Ca Lo River in Vietnam's Dong Anh and Soc Son districts.

Construction on the 500-hectare development is expected to get underway by the end of the year, according to Nguyen Van Dung, general director of the Vietnam Star Group Joint Stock Co. (VSG). VSG is jointly developing the eco-tourism project along with Swiss-based Tradco Global Engineering and Construction S.A., a division of the multi-national conglomerate Tradco Global Group.

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