Nigeria is not only home to arguably the best African and international football talents but also incredibly wonderful golf courses suited for luxury.
These golf courses listed below are just a small sample of the beautiful and rich courses available across the country.
In this article, Legit.ng's guest writer, golf enthusiast and blogger at www.golfinfluence.com, Jordan Fuller, writes about the most interesting Golf Courses in Nigeria.
1. IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja
One of the best courses in the sub-Sahara, IBB International is known for its immense beauty and wide-open fairways. Built on the largest federal reserve in Nigeria, this 18 hole Par 72 championship style course challenges golfers of all skill levels.
The course covers 1 million square meters and littered with several bunkers. Each shot is more challenging than the last. Holes one through four have a combined twenty-one bunkers forcing golfers to focus right from the first hole.
The out of bounds areas are lined with mango and guava trees giving an experience like no other. IBB International is a fully-loaded resort with lodging and restaurants to make your stay as relaxing as it is fun.
2. Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort, Uyo
This french inspired resort rests peacefully on the edge of untouched Nigerian rainforest giving golfers and guests fresh rainforest air and views untouched by human hands. Holes three, four, and five are partially carved into the rainforest itself.
The Par three third green goes into the rainforest for an unrivaled experience of the Nigerian rainforest. If you are a visitor and have not played the course, consider hiring one of the incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly caddies to enhance your course experience and help lower your score.
From the championship tees, this course is just under 7000 yards making it manageable for golfers of any length, with a caddie the experience becomes much more desirable.
A fully loaded hotel and multiple restaurants make this resort a full luxury package waiting in the rainforest.
3. Lakowe Lakes
A true championship course in Nigeria lies East of Lagos. At 7300 yards from the championship tees, this is one of the most difficult and longest courses in sub-Saharan Africa.
The difficulty is in the name, as the distance is compounded by over half of the holes having water hazards in play.
The resort has a fully loaded restaurant and golf academy to have a good meal and fine-tune your game before heading out to play one of the most challenging courses in Nigeria.
4. Elizade Smokin Hills Golf Resort Ilara Mokin, Ondo
This 7000-yard course is a great challenge for many golfers. An excellent escape can be found in the Elizade Smokin Hills golf club.
A series of different elevations, hole distances, and water hazards are given golfers a new experience on every hole. Northeast of Lagos, this course is accessible through the major city.
The delicately designed course is a great representation of the Nigerian landscape and shows golfers a preview of what they can expect when they head to Nigeria.
Enjoy these courses and all they have to offer. You can enjoy each of these courses over the weekend, a week, or just around with world-class accommodations and great restaurants available to make a luxurious weekend.
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