Total Golf Construction, the company handling the construction of the Bayelsa State Golf Estate has confirmed 80 percent of its completion.
The company gave this assurance in a statement signed by the Vice President, Jeff Brewster.
It said in the statement that the construction of the gigantic golf estate now known as Henry Seriake Dickson Golf Estate is 80 per cent completed, assuring of its commitment to deliver a world class golf course in the state.
According to Brewster, golfers in the Niger Delta and beyond will pretty soon find Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital as their new destination for the elite game, after the completion of the world class golf course.
He said, the golf estate was awarded in 2012 by former Governor, Seriake Dickson, and they started the designs and building of the golf section in 2012.
While explaining more on the construction, the country representative of the company, Sopirinye Jaja, said the project was to have been completed between 2015/2016, but for some unforeseen circumstances.
He said the project, when completed would help drive sports tourism in the state, noting that many professional golfers in neighbouring Rivers State are from Bayelsa State.
“When finished, it will have a PGA standard 18 hole golf course.
“Sixty per cent of professional golfers in neighbouring Rivers State are from Bayelsa. When completed, Bayelsa State could replace Rivers State as home of the PGA tournaments in the Niger Delta”.
The golf course recently hosted an international tournament which was attended by former President, Goodluck Jonathan, who expressed satisfaction with the level of work done so far.
Governor Douye Diri at the event also expressed the commitment of his administration to completing the world class golf project in no distant time.