Hotel planned for Nigerian course

Hotel planned for Nigerian course
By Sean Dudley

The IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, Nigeria, is planning to build a 150-room hotel to complement its current golfing facilities and broaden its client range.

West Africa has been cited as a region of potential growth and has seen a growing amount of investment. Such projects look set to increase revenue as it is hoped golfers will be more inclined to stay ‘on course’ and will raise IBB International’s profile to the highest echelon within Nigerian golf, rivalling Le Meridien Ibom Resort and Uyo and MicCom Golf Resort.

It is thought that the fairways and holes of the front nine holes will be visible from the hotel, which is renowned for its vast number of lakes, streams and ponds.

The course covers 101 hectares and has a playing distance of 6098 metres, and is reportedly the home of crocodiles, pythons and monkeys, who share the course’s natural habitat with golfers.

The development has received the backing of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation, which has voiced its wishes for an on-site hotel at course in Abuja as the city and Uyo both look to become the nation’s premier golfing location.

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