Golf part of Pune masterplan

By AML

A nine hole ‘international standard’ golf course is planned as part of a major development in the Indian city of Pune.

Over 240 acres of land have been set aside for the construction of the Pune International Exhibition and Convention Centre project, which is also planned to include two high-rise office blocks, plus retail and hotel facilities, as well as the golf course. The project is valued at Rs 600 crore (£85 million).

Half of the site, located just off the highway linking Pune to Nashik, has been earmarked for the conference centre itself, while 60 acres will be used for the commercial development, leaving the last 60 acres for the nine hole golf course. The convention centre itself is to be completed by the end of 2012.

The site masterplan, unveiled this week, has been put together jointly by design firms Alliance Architecture and BBG-BBGM. No architect has yet been named for the golf course.

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