Cienfuegos plans to build ten golf courses in Cuba

Posted: 15-Aug-15 15:07

The Cuban government is raising money to build golf courses all over the island and it has already begun to define where many of them will be located.

Cienfuegos plans to build ten golf courses in Cuba

Cuba is set to become a luxurious golf destination in the upcoming future and this Caribbean island will soon be a prime spot for golf enthusiasts to play their favourite game. In the past, President Fidel Castro was opposed to golf as he thought of it as an "elitist" sport. He converted many of the golf courses that were on the island prior to the revolution into military training centres or used them for other purposes. However, his brother Raul has come to realise the advantages of bringing more golfers to Cuba.

It makes sense – golfers love to travel to beautiful golfing destinations and they spend around four times as much as tourists who flock to the beach. Therefore, it is great for the economy of Cuba and will encourage more tourism to the island. Also, with fantastic elevations and slopes that other Caribbean islands do not possess, Cuba could be home to outstanding golf.

Last year Cuba approved the Carbonera Golf and Country Club, which is the first integrated and gated golf and residence facility. Cuba also operates an 18-hole golf course in Varadero as well as the Capdevila and the Habana Golf Club – both of them located in Havana. However, these golf courses are not enough to cope with the great demand for visitors to Cuba. Currently the Cuban government is hoping to raise a total of 822 million dollars to build a number of golf courses all over the island and it has started to determine where these golf courses will be located.

According to reports from official press on Wednesday, locations such as Cienfuegos Rancho Luna-Pasacaballos and Ingles-Tatahagua Beach plan to hold at least 10 of these facilities. The proposal for building the golf courses includes the construction of more than 22,400 rooms for guests who choose this option.

The Ministry of Tourism business director in Cuba, Jose Daniel Alonso, told reporters that two golf course projects backed by Chinese and British investors in the first quarter of 2016 have been evaluated at 462 million and 360 million dollars.

With many new and exciting golf course prospects looking to go ahead in Cuba, this country could soon become a top notch luxury golf destination.


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