Judging by everything the golf, after exactly one century, will once again be back nig time on our hilly areas, and Budva so far is the most serious location where the potential investors are thinking to build the terrains and luxurious accompanying contents for thus game.
It has been written that the first golf game in Montenegro was played on Cetinje in 1906, and the first to strike the ball was princess Milica Juta Petrovic, wife of the heir Danilo. During the entire century, and especially during the last decade several times it was emphasized how important is to get back that game in these areas and with that position Montenegro also as a golf destination. Former entertainment of rich, golf, after the abolishment of class differences, has turned into one of the most popular games and at the moment there are more than 100.000 terrains and 67 millions of golf players in the world. Then it is no wonder why tourist employees crave to find a good investor in order to attract in Montenegro with the construction of a golf terrain great number of golf players who are considered to be great spenders.
Numerous times Buljarica, Jaz, Ada Bojana, Crmnica have been pointed out as ideal locations for the construction of golf terrain, and the first serious suggestion at the end of the last year came to the address of the local administration in Budva from the Belgium investor who is ready to build luxurious golf terrains on the hill Spas above the Old town and the beautiful beach Mogren. Belgium corporation, which in Montenegro has opened company “Royal Montenegro” has bought from local people on hill Spas 600.000 square meters of land. In order to carry out their demanding project of the construction of golf terrains and accompanying tourist contents Belgians need also 311.000 square meters of land which are the property of the Municipality with which their parcel borders on the hill Spas. Hundreds of hectares on hill Spas will be turned into a green oasis with accompanying tourist contents of high category, and the Belgians are ready to invest 100 millions of euros for carrying out this investment.
According to the words of the city manager Aleksandar Ticic Belgium Corporation has suggested to buy land from the Municipality which the local administration refused with explanation that they are only ready for the option of joint venture.
– The Municipality will not sell its land on hill Spas, but we are ready to enter the joint venture with potential investors. With new Master and General Urban plan we have predicted the construction of a golf terrain on hill Spas, in Jaz, and in Buljarica… Municipality is very up to enter joint venture with some investor who is ready to build golf terrains and contents, which Budva needs in order for it to further develop in a quality tourist destination. In front of the chairmen of the local parliament at the end of this month there will be found a decision about the entrance in the joint investment on hill Spas with the potential investor about the construction of golf terrain – announced Ticic.
He added that the golf terrains on hill Spas will be able to use guests of elite hotels from “Aman resorts”, “Sheraton”, and other word hotel brands whose construction is announced because those contents are necessary for development of elite tourism.
The publicity was also several years ago notified about the construction of great golf terrains in Buljarica field, which with 360 ha of intact nature is considered to be one of the best locations in Montenegro for development of that sport. Also, Jaz for several times has been pointed out as a good area, because it remained without constructions, which by all means is lurking for the investors. The announced construction of big marina in Tivat has put in first plan the construction of golf terrains, so the billionaire himself Peter Munk, has left open a possibility that, should no interested investors appear, his company near marina will build golf terrains. The game which connects classiness, healthy spirit, patience, thinking, as the allures of golf are described, remains also one of the most lucrative ones because with attracting of great number of golf players in Montenegro, the budget of local administrations and the state itself would be more significantly filled.
Two moths ago the public was intrigues by the information that the biggest American company for construction of golf terrains and hotel capacities “Landmark Land company” is looking for land for the construction of golf terrains in Montenegro. The representatives of the company, which has 21 golf resorts in the territory of USA, Ireland, Spain, and Caribbean islands, and of which three are on the list of 10 best golf terrains, during April have toured potential locations: Ada Bojana, Buljarica, Velika plaza in Ulcinj, and complex Jaz in Budva. Americans are considering the possibility to enter in the deal of construction of at least two golf terrains, which will have per 150 ha of land. The company “Montenegropranzo Bokaprodukt” is also interested to buy land complex of millions square meters along the Adriatic highway, close to Tivat for the construction of golf terrains. As one of the oasis for golf player Virpazar also has been marked, and the English company “Lakecord golf and country” has made all preparations and started the construction of golf terrains in village Orahovo near that small town on Skadar Lake.
The Englishmen have leased for 25 years from the local people about 80.000 square meters pf planned 150.000 on which they should build 8 golf terrains and bungalows for accommodation of golf players. If we find the reasonable communication with the investors Montenegro, according to the facts, and the natural predispositions give that to it, will become the first golf-hit destination in the Mediterranean. Now it is left for us to see who are Montenegrin golf players who will conquer the terrains all over the world.
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