Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa, Kigo, has taken, Golf
in East and Central Africa to the next level.
It is one of a kind
18-hole golf course.
course designed by Golf Plan USA under the guidance of the
Principal Architect - Kevin Ramsey boasts of sweeping views of
Lake Victoria, making it the region’s best golf destination.
Its unique features
include an 18th hole isolated on a green island, and
bent grass, which is a first in Uganda.
The private Golf
Club offers a stimulating layout for the ever-evolving golfer
looking for an enjoyable putting experience.
The club boasts of
an Academy sitting on 780m˛ of putting green, which acts as both
a schooling and training facility designed to replicate various
shot areas such as short game area, a practice bunker and
“This is more than
just a golf club; it is a premier golfing complex with improved
facilities to encourage both the golfing and social aspect of
“We hope to fulfill
the aspirations of golfers and entice visitors to consider
membership to either the golf club or golf academy,” says Mr.
Frankline Nyakundi, the Resort Manager.
The Golf Club is
also the only club house in Uganda with fully-fledged Pro-Shop
selling world class golfing merchandise.
Seen at the
Lake Victoria Serena Golf Course, on the 18th Island Green [from
left] is High Commissioner of Kenya in Kampala H.E. Hon. Kiema
Kilonzo , Shiraz Alibhai of Coastweek and Kampala Serena Deputy
General Manager Edwin Chemisto.It also hosts a
restaurant, bar, one halfway house, a conference room, locker
rooms as well as ladies and gents steam rooms to make it a
complete golfing haven.
boom of golf courses and its related facilities in East Africa
is a clear indication of an unexploited market for golf tourism.
“As we pursue our
golf expansion plans, we encourage the public to take up golfing
as a sport as well as the private sector’s support through
association initiatives and sponsorships,” adds Mr. Nyakundi.
The golf club is
already playing a major role in budding the next golfing
generation by hosting bi-annual sports camps for children in
April and August every year.
enables young players acquire great skills in the game at an
early age, mentored and trained by a US Kids Club Certified
With the opening of
the Kampala - Entebbe Expressway, the Lake Victoria Golf Resort
and Spa is now more accessible to golfers, business and leisure
Travelers who are
not golf enthusiasts can indulge in the other facilities at the
resort with a raft of activities to choose from: nature walks to
absorb the beautiful panoramic views of the golf course and
surrounding lake view, dine at the Marina and Lago (Fine Dining)
Restaurants, set out for a romantic picnic cruise on the Lake
Victoria, visit the neighbouring Chimpanzee Island, or relaxing
moments at the Maisha Spa where a range of different massage and
beauty treatment can be enjoyed.
There are activities
suitable for families as well.
The 45,070 m˛ Marina
can accommodate up to 24 boats, each with a service station for
electricity and water.
Mr. Anthony Chege,
Country Manager, Serena Hotels Uganda, concludes, “The Lake
Victoria Serena Golf Course is one of the most beautiful courses
in the region could not be more proud to have it on our property
and simply cannot wait to be positioned as the best golf and spa
resorts in Africa.”
About Tourism Promotion Services (TPS), Serena Hotels
Serena Hotels offers
quality accommodation in a collection of 24 up-market hotels,
safari lodges, camps and resorts within 6 countries in the
Eastern Africa region (Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda
and Mozambique) and 11 properties in Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan
These properties are
strategically located to offer exciting circuits for guests in
some of the most exquisite and prime locations in Eastern Africa
With a focus on
product, service standards and guest satisfaction, Serena Hotels
continues in its quest to be the hotel of choice for the
discerning traveller providing guests with quality
accommodation, conference and holiday solutions.
Serena takes pride
in the level of personal care and warmth of welcome that it
extends to its guests.
Each Serena property
is designed to complement its environment, while nurturing the
landscape, culture and community that surrounds it.
The Serena Group
leads the industry in East African eco-awareness and eco-policy