Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives is set to unveil the country's first nine-hole recreational golf course this month.
Designed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the Villingili Golf Course, which opens on 27 March, sits on seven and a half hectares of previously undeveloped land at the southern end of Villingili Island.
Rene D. Egle, general manager of Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives said: "We are excited to offer a new experience to the Maldives traveller."
"Apart from our other recreational options, the Villingili Golf Course will add a new and unique activity for our guests - a game of golf amid expansive views of the Indian Ocean and the tropical landscape."
Designed to be a fun course for golf aficionados and beginners alike, the Villingili Golf Course was developed with the island's natural beauty in mind. Existing flora was enhanced to highlight spectacular sights at each of the nine holes - mostly par three and averaging 123.4 yards in length - including the gleaming ocean and turquoise lagoon. A diversity of palms, pandanus and various exotic plants are dotted along sandy beach coves on the east and west shorelines.
To mark the event, the resort offers an introductory golf package valid from 15 March to 9 May 2012. For a minimum stay of four nights, guests can enjoy the following benefits: One complimentary green fee for two persons for booking in a Pool Villa, Deluxe Pool Villa, Water Villa, Ocean View Villa or Beach Villa,
and waived daily green fee for bookings in a Tree House Villa, Two Bedroom Beach Villa, Villa Muthee or Villa Laalu
The golf course is exclusive to guests of Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives. Facilities include a clubhouse, refreshment bar and a pro shop carrying an assortment of golf apparel, gear and merchandise. Shoe and equipment rental services are also available.