kakungulu satellite city
The kakungulu satellite city is located on the kampala entebbe highway 18 kilometres from Kampala. it is built of a new 50,000 seater stadium,2,500 houses and apartments,a business centre,schools,hospitals,hotels and 2 shopping malls.
THE newly built luxurious Palm Valley Golf Course and Country Club at Kakungulu Akright housing estate
The Palm Valley Golf course. Below is the club house
By JAMES BAKAMA
THE newly built luxurious Palm Valley Golf Course and Country Club at Kakungulu Akright housing estate will in two weeks time host its first major tournament —the Orient bank golf open that is expected to draw East Africa’s finest professionals.
The $6m (sh14b), nine-hole course built on a hilly and swampy area overlooking the Akright estate has been under construction for the past two and half years.
It’s a scenic par 36 course that has been built and shaped by professionals with a primary target of improving it to the standards of hosting recognised stars and multi-million dollar events.
‘‘We look forward to hosting a golf tour that will bring in people like Tiger Woods. On October 9th about 50 golfers from Holland have already booked to play here,’’ proprietor Amos Nzeyi told Sunday Vision.
World class greens
It has fantastic greens that have a thick cushion that local golfers say are the best in the country and similar to those in Nairobi, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
‘‘It is a beautiful and challenging course because all greens are protected by bunkers which are big and deep. But it is still so soft on the fairways especially during this rainy season.
“It requires time to get together. After more grass has been planted and ground elevated it will even be better,’’ lady golfer Jasper Kamukama, who had just finished nine holes said.
There are water hazards to look out for especially towards the 468 yards par 4 hole No.1 and 251 yards par 3 hole No.2. There is also a stream that runs across the course.
Despite being in a swamp, the greens that have a thick and soft cushion easily drain water on rainy days and are presumably faster in the dry season.
The course is littered with palm trees from which it derived part of its name. It will be an 18-hole course on completion and will also house a hotel and club house.
According to Nzeyi, the whole project is a $12m (sh29b) investment funded by Orient Bank. It has been tested by several locals who have found it challenging.
He said the seeds of the grass on the greens was imported from Frolida in the US.