ABOUT THE GOLF COURSE
In the land of lakes and just 30 kilometres from the Entebbe International Airport; a whole new experience awaits guests at the impressive Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa, whether for a business or leisure stay. Ever innovative, the impressive Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa now has a championship golf course, a marina which spans over 100 acres of pristine lakeshore, an Italian inspired Club House with a restaurant, bar, a Golf Pro shop and the Coliseum event venue.
Rated among the best courses near Kampala, our golf course has been planned in conjunction with ‘Mark Wiltshire Golf’, a South African based company specializing in developing and managing courses. Designed by Golf Plan with Kevin Ramsey named as principal architect, this course sits on some 83.5 hectares of prime lakeshore land. The par 70 course will when complete comprise four par five, ten par four and four par three holes. South African Cedric Brummer has been recruited as golf pro and Golf Manager for the course and will be happy to respond to any and all enquiries about the course as well as discussing tournaments with interested parties
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The presently nine holes – with 18 tees – are being expanded to a full 18 holes and work towards that is ongoing. However, the nine already pose major challenges to golfers as the tight fairways, aligned along ponds and lake inlets, are demanding and the slightest mishit will feed the balls to the fish or frogs.
The resort itself is also home to a small marina which adjoins the main club house, extensive enough to cater for the influx of guests for tournaments during the day and the prize giving functions in the evening, and then some more. Boat excursions are on offer for those who either prefer to watch the play from off shore or rather ‘hunt’ for the extensive variety of birds which make the reed grass and wetlands along many stretches of the Lake Victoria shores their habitat.
The buildings, architecture and colours alike, resemble a Mediterranean village with the master’s mansion in the centre of it, giving guests that unique feeling to be somewhere else, while of course the lake, and a few islands dotted between shore and horizon, could just as well – especially on a blue skied sunny day – be at an ocean or another lake, though of course it is Lake Victoria.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city the resort is located off the main highway from Kampala to Entebbe. From the Central Business District it is but 20 kilometres while the distance from the international airport is another 30 kilometres. The nearby Kajjansi airfield, home to the Kampala Aero Club, is as the bird flies less than two kilometres away though going there by road will add to the tally.
Set in extensive gardens, which provide a tranquil atmosphere, the resort is also home to dozens of bird species, a bonus for ornithologists who come to play golf when not watching birds of the feathered kind. Fish eagles, flocks of Ibis and Hamerkop but also Casqued Hornbills are among those more vocal, especially at dawn.