Cross River to complete ‘world-class’ golf course by 2015

Former Cross River Governor, Liyel Imoke

The golf course would be in use by November.

The governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, has announced plans to build a world-class golf course in Calabar, which would boost tourism in the state.

The 18-hole golf course, which will come with an estate, was designed by Tim Lobb of Thompson Perrot and Lobb (U.K.) and would be built by golf course construction company, Bouman Golf/Arnold C4 Limited.

According to the state governor, over 60 per cent of the project is complete and the course will be ready for use by November.

The managing partner of the South African/Nigerian owned construction company, Guy Bouman, said with the company’s experience in golf course construction, it would ensure all guidelines and design specifications are adhered to strictly. On completion, the company would manage the golf course for five years while training locals to take over maintenance.

The project which is sited around the new Calabar Mega City, Esuk Otu, leads into the Calabar International Convention Centre with a monorail linking Tinapa Business Resort.

Mr. Imoke stated that he would continue to initiate projects and programmes that would steadily drive the state’s tourism and economic potential higher, even as he intends to ensure all projects are completed and commissioned before 2015.

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