Construction work has begun on a new 36-hole golf resort near Russia’s Primorye gambling zone in Vladivostok, part of a comprehensive development that will also comprise schools and residential buildings for tourism workers.
According to Primorsky Territory Development Corporation JSC (KRPK), the Korean-designed Vladivostok Golf and Resort LLC is aimed at ensuring both the population and tourists have access to sports and recreation. The development will also include a 400-room hotel, a water entertainment center, an amusement park, guest houses and housing for future workers in the tourism and entertainment industry. The total build area will be over 250 hectares.
“At the first stage, a 36-hole golf course is being built,” said Olga Sun-zhayu, General Director of the KRPK.
“It was designed by Korean architects and redesigned to comply with Russian standards. The total length of the golf course will be about 7.5 kilometers.
“The total investment in the construction of golf courses is about RUB 1.1 billion (US$15.1 million).”
The development is located alongside the Primorye Gambling Zone, home to Shambhala and Summit Ascent’s Tigre de Cristal casino-resorts. Two more casinos being built by NagaCorp and Diamond Fortune are due to open by next year.
“In total, more than 200,000 square meters of real estate will be built [near Primorye],” said representatives of Vladivostok Golf and Resort LLC.
“For the smallest, there is a school for 250 children and a kindergarten for 220 children. More than 3,000 people will be able to purchase housing in the immediate vicinity of their place of work.”