Tour & Travel | The Lake Victoria Serena Resort and Marina – Probably East Africa’s Best Golf Course!

Posted February 6, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Tourism ~ 9,844 views



By Ronnie Mayanja — Styled to replicate a pastel-shaded Italian hillside village, The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa stands amid terraced rose gardens above its own boating Marina, which has been sculpted from the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria.


A gently rounded bay, studded with acacia trees, the Marina is encircled by the immaculate greens of the Resort’s own PGA-affiliated championship golf course. Spanned by rustic bridges and enhanced by gentle bays where a wide array of water birds gather, the course is the ultimate fusion of natural beauty and professional challenge.


A far-reaching and innovative concept, the Lake Victoria Serena Resort now features the country’s first luxury Marina, which will be backed by an 18-hole championship golf course and surrounded by a luxury residential complex. A total of 54 Italian-styled villas will be built on the gentle slopes that lie between the hotel and the Marina, each with its own garden and stunning lake view.


Spanning over 100 acres of pristine lakeshore, The Marina is located on a man-made bay, which lies directly below the resort complex. It features a 30-metre deep and 100-metre wide channel.


Around the Marina is an Italian-inspired lakeside village that features a Club House with fine-dining restaurant, bar and café terraces, a Chandler’s Stores and Water-Sports centre, an ecological education centre and a children’s play area.


The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Course is destined to become one of Africa’s most famous golf courses, the 18-hole Lake Victoria Serena Championship Golf Course has been designed by the internationally acclaimed Golfplan, an American consultancy with 35 year’s experience in the ‘art and science of golf course planning’.


As well as offering a showcase of innovative courses in 60 countries and on six continents, Golfplan has also attained the distinction of providing courses for some of the world’s most famous championship events, such as; the European PGA, the ‘Le Perrier’ Classic European PGA Tour, the Indian Masters, the World Club Championship, the Malaysian Open, the Singapore Open, the Indonesian Open and the Orient Masters.


About the Resort — Lake Victoria Serena Resort is a 5 star resort hotel operated by the Serena Hotels Group. It is the second property in Uganda, under the Serena brand. The flagship hotel in the country, operated by the group, is the 5-star Kampala Serena Hotel, located on Nakasero Hill, in central Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.


Acquired in 2006, Lake Victoria Serena Resort is undergoing expansion and renovations. When completed, it will consist of 124 individual rooms, including ten suites, of which two are presidential suites. The hotel will also have its own helipad for easy transition between the hotel, Entebbe International Airport, and the Kampala Serena Hotel, in the center of Kampala.


Other planned amenities include a conference center and a luxury residential complex. The entire resort sits on a prime lake-shore piece of real estate that measures an estimated 275 acres. A special thank-you to the management and staff of Serena Group of Hotels led by the General Manager Lake Victoria Serena Resort – Mr. Franklin Nyakundi and General Manager Kampala Serena Hotel – Mr. Anthony Chege for their hospitality. All photos appear courtesy of Ronnie Mayanja and must only be used with permission. All rights reserved!

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