Lake Vic­to­ria Ser­ena Golf Re­sort & Spa

Wel­come to Uganda’s new­est re­sort which vows to take golf in East and Cen­tral Africa to the “next level”

Golf Digest Middle East - - Contents - by kent gray

The Uganda course vow­ing to take African golf to the “next level”. by kent gray

Think golf on the world’s sec­ond largest con­ti­nent and South Africa in­stantly springs to mind. But this new course on the shores of Lake Vic­to­ria in Uganda might just change a few per­cep­tions.

Lake Vic­to­ria Ser­ena Golf Re­sort & Spa will open next month with a pro­fes­sional event – the Ser­ena John­nie Walker Open from Oct. 3-6 – and is openly court­ing UAE golfers given a man­age­able five hour di­rect flight to En­tebbe and plea­sur­able 16-25°C tem­per­a­tures from April-Novem­ber and a max­i­mum of 30°C in the warmer months of De­cem­ber to March.

“The con­struc­tion boom of golf cour­ses and its re­lated fa­cil­i­ties in East Africa is a clear in­di­ca­tion of an un­ex­ploited mar­ket for golf tourism,” said re­sort man­ager Frankline Nyakundi.

Golf Plan USA, un­der the guid­ance of the prin­ci­pal ar­chi­tect Kevin Ram­sey, were re­spon­si­ble for the course which is uniquely iso­lated on a green is­land and of­fers sweep­ing views over the 68,800 km² Lake Vic­to­ria.

Af­ter golf, the re­sort of­fers fine din­ing, spa treat­ments, “ro­man­tic” pic­nic lake cruises and even the chance to visit the neigh­bour­ing Chim­panzee Is­land. www.ser­e­na­ho­tels.com/ser­e­nalake­vic­to­ria

Pho­to­graph cour­tesy of Lake Vic­to­ria Ser­ena Golf Re­sort & Spa

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