DESPITE the recent turmoil and bank crisis in Cyprus, construction of the new 18 hole golf course and academy at Secret Valley continues into the final stages of growing in and will be ready to be handed over within few weeks.
The future of the golf course and further development of the project have been guaranteed as Dolphin Capital Investors Limited subsidiaries Aristo Developers Ltd and Venus Rock Estates Ltd negotiated with a Hong-Kong based international conglomerate and real estate investment, China Glory National Investment, for the sale of shares and assets in the Venus Rock project, comprising all the plots and land, all permits and licenses granted, all related machinery and stock, and all the contracts and other agreements relating to the Project’s development.
The project, which will include two golf courses, the 5 Star Nikki Beach Hotel, two community sports centres, a commercial and leisure component as well as luxury private homes will be one of Europe’s largest luxury beach-front residential developments. Set in a stunning valley setting next to neighbouring Aphrodite Hills, the golf courses can be reached within 20 minutes from Paphos.
While the first new Secret Valley 18 holes at Venus Rock Resort are in their final construction phase, the set of plans for the second 18 hole course are finalised and ready for tender. These two new courses and golf facilities will replace the existing Secret Valley golf course, expanding further down the valley towards the beach as well as up the valley around the water dam with spectacular views down over the golf courses towards the Mediterranean Sea. The courses are designed by Golf & Land Design’s Hans-Georg Erhardt and Snorri Vilhjalmsson with signature from Tony Jacklin, a four times Ryder Cup captain and winner of the British Open and US open.
The existing Secret Valley Clubhouse will serve the first new course while a new and larger clubhouse will add luxury to the second course. And to add more golfing excitement, a floodlight 3-hole loop for evening play will be conveniently located at the lower end of the golf courses where the beach development links with the golf course.
The first course is scheduled for soft opening later this summer with a grand opening expected in September. The golf course documents and plans for the second golf course are prepared for tendering with the aim of starting construction in spring this year.
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