Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
Golf leisure in Nigeria is about to be redefined with the coming on board of Golf Garden Waterfront, in Wuse 2, Abuja.
The club aims to promote exclusive lifestyle and boasts of facilities that will set the benchmark in golf tourism in Nigeria and Africa as it is inspired by some of the best exclusive golf clubs in America and Europe.
The founder and CEO of Golf Garden Waterfront, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said yesterday that new centre that is set up in the business hub of Aminu Kano Crescent will redefine the image of golf in Nigeria and Africa.
Aside from an enclosed driving range, short-game holes, pro shops, a museum and six in-door golf suites, the course is fitted with a travel agency, corporate suites, meeting rooms, restaurants, barber’s shops, golf laboratories and 34 toilets for men and women. The golf suites are equipped with simulators that help golfers lower their scores when playing on an open golf course.
It also has flood lights that will enable golfers enjoy a knock about in the night. The course grass type is both Bermuda green and Brent.
It targets members of the diplomatic corps, corporate executives and business golfers.
“We are an exclusive private membership golf club that aims for golfing standard in Nigeria. We also seek to raise the stakes of professional golf in Nigeria in addition to running a high standard golf academy,” Runsewe, a golfer and the former director general of Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) said.
He said the golf garden, which was conceived four years ago, has produced its own golf book and will issue certificates for beginners, advanced players and senior golfers.
The centre will be run by an international professional trainer from South Africa, to be assisted by five other Nigerian professional golfers.
Runsewe also reeled out the club’s philosophy, saying the Golf Garden Waterfront is to be considered one of the greatest golf experience and modern golf facility base with unique brand.
“With your kind golfing support, we will provide a quality product, which must be maintained and cared for at a superior level of consistency.
“Golf Garden Waterfront philosophy is simple. Every service we provide will be the best of its kind. We believe every day is the one day on which the reputation of Golf Garden Waterfront will be created and judged. We will be the club by which others set standard. We are totally responsible as a team for reputation and image presented to our distinguished members and special guest.
“Our guiding principles define our actions, actions define our character. We are determined to change the face of golfing in Africa from manual to IT Base and endeavour to provide a facility that appreciates our distinguished members and their pride guest and support our community.”, he said.