Kigali Golf Course (KGC), a Gary Player designed 18-hole course located in Rwanda, in Central Africa is set to open in early Spring 2020 to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Initially an uninspiring 9-hole course limited to local golfers, it is now being extended to a challenging 18-holes that will allow for Kigali to host larger regional professional competitions and crowds that follow these pro golfers. KGC is a club for all golfers and members will find benefit in the added amenities.
Apart from the fantastic golf and health club additions, KGC resides in one of the best locations for getting a true Rwandan experience. The Singita Kwitonda Lodge is the perfect vacation hideaway while visiting KGC. After a morning on the course, Kwitonda will fill the afternoon with breathtaking hiking adventures through the Volcano National Park and lead remarkable experiences trekking the native mountain gorillas through Rwanda’s wild rainforests. The conservation of Rwanda’s gorillas and wildlife is at the center of the countries unparalleled rise as a travel destination.
As the capital of Rwanda, Kigali has greatly expanded over the years it is becoming a center for not only tourist exploration through the magnificent rainforests but also a location for greater world political conversations. In June 2020, just a month after the grand opening of KGC, the CHOGM will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre. Leaders from all 53 Commonwealth countries are expected to attend to discuss how the contemporary Commonwealth can transform societies through values of democracy, multilateralism, sustainable development, and empowerment of women and youth.
“Gary Player Design takes pride in its commitment to social and sustainable development within its international portfolio that includes more than 400 courses across the globe in over 38 counties” stated Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International. “This city is vibrant, welcoming and holds a host of opportunities from the golf club to the environmental and wildlife conservation activities.”