SSMB, Golf Union to set up public Golf Course

SSMB, Golf Union to set up public Golf Course

SSMB, Golf Union to set up public Golf Course

The Sports Stadia Management Board (SSMB) and the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) have signed a trust deal to develop a Public Golf Course at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. The signing of the agreement was presided over by the SSMB Chief Executive Officer Gabriel Komora and the KGU Chairman Mr. Francis Okwara at the Safaricom  Kasarani  Stadium

Speaking during the event Komora said, “We are very glad to join hands with the Kenya Golf Union to develop this facility for the benefit of Kenyans. The signing of this trust deal marks the beginning of the development of a public golf course which has been part of our plans since the complex was conceptualized. With the facility, we will be able to demystify Golf that has always been seen as exclusively a rich man’s game. We want to identify and nurture golf talent from the Kenyan youth from all walks of life”

According to Komora, development of sports facilities require concerted effort from all well-wishing organizations and the sports federations.

 “One of our core mandates as an organization is to develop sports facilities across the country. As we all know, construction of new facilities and the rehabilitation of existing ones is a capital intensive exercise which we cannot manage on our own and we have therefore opted to collaborate with the sports federations and other organizations,” he said.

 On his part, the KGU chairman Okwara said that the piece of land set aside at MISC Kasarani had remained idle for a long time and that time had come for it to be developed. He observed that the 200 acres of land available for the project was adequate for a golf facility of international standard.

The facility shall consist of a; Champion caliber 18-hole golf course,a club house with appropriate golf course maintenance facilities, a  Golf academy with suitable Driving Range and a National Golf Headquarters facility.

The Public Golf course is part of an elaborate master plan that covers the entire MISC land that occupies over 1000 acres. Of the entire piece of land, only 300 acres have been developed with the remaining 700 acres earmarked for other projects including the International Sports academy, a Motor Cross Circuit, Athletes Village, Performing Arts Centre and a Riffle Shooting Range among other sports facilities.

The development of the project will kick off early next year with a tree planting exercise in readiness for the main course. About 10,000 seedlings are expected to be planted.

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