New golf resort catering for aspirational Kenyans

Aberdare Hills Golf ClubIn the last five years several multi-million dollar gated communities and golf estate projects have emerged in Kenya. Last month the Aberdare Hills Golf Resort was launched, promising to be the first five star golf resort city in East Africa.

In an interview, the project’s chief development officer, Rod Taylor, told How we made it in Africa Dinfin Mulupi more about the development.

There are several other golf estate projects in Kenya. What does Aberdare Hills bring to the mix?

Aberdare Hills is exclusive in design, location and conceptualisation. We have contracted the top designers in the world, WATG, [a] leading designer of upmarket and exclusive destinations, and this makes Aberdare Hills one of Africa most prestigious and secluded properties. We are constructing on 1,700 acres in Naivasha, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. The project is unique in the region, as it setting new standards in course design and construction. Ours is more than a golf resort; we are looking at commercial,

 retail, leisure and healthcare and assisted living. We are probably the largest of those types of projects in Kenya. You can really put us in the same bracket with the rest. The project is going to take two years to build the first homes. The entire project will be complete in about six years. We are not just selling homes; our aim is to create a market leading project that has not been seen in this country. Read more

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