01/03/13 - Havana Journal - Golf course development projects dry up in Cuba
Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
Seems as though ALL golf course development projects in Cuba have come to
a complete stand still.
There is not even any hype of development let alone announcements of any
Of course this means Cuba is FAR FAR away from breaking ground on any new
golf courses in Cuba.
The world is still waiting for the liberalization of real estate laws that
would give foreigners ownership of their golf villas and condos so maybe
that is one reason that Cuba golf course developers have nothing to say
recently. I don't think there was any news from any golf course developer
in all of 2012. So, just like everything else in Cuba... we wait.
Golf course projects in Cuba
Leisure Canada - Announced in 1999 that it was working on a new golf
course project in Jibacoa. Result: Nothing but maybe some signed letters
of intent. Company apparently has moved to a wait and see approach.
LeisureCanada.com forwards to the new brand of 360 VOX. As a side note,
360 VOX did purchase the domain name VisitCuba.com for $110,000 and has
developed a very nice Cuba travel website.
Carbonera Club - From a 2008 Esencia press release "Construction of the
Carbonera Golf & Country Club will commence in 2009." Set to open in 2011.
This was the FIRST golf course development project announced in Cuba.
Developers have been silent for several years now. However, they do
sponsor the Montecristo Cup tournament in Varadero and offer Cuba
La Altura - A $1billion golf course and marina and homes and hotels
development near Bahia Honda. All quiet. I have never read much about this
Bello Monte - A Coral Capital golf course and marina project in Guanabo.
CEO and other executive arrested and whereabouts unknown.
Guanahacabibes - Huge development project featuring apartments, villas,
townhouses, three boutique hotels, a golf academy, marina, sport fishing
club, and a horseback riding center. All quiet.
Loma Linda Golf Estates - Probably the project with the best chance of
actually breaking ground in Cuba by Standing Feather. Appears to be
dead in the water too.
These domains were registered on October 19, 2010. They have all expired
and will be available for registration again on January 5.
Even though it is early in 2013, it's probably safe to say "wait till next
1. Cuba golf course developers
2. new golf course project in Jibacoa
3. Cuba travel website
4. FIRST golf course development project announced in Cuba
5. Montecristo Cup tournament in Varadero
6. Cuba golf vacations
7. CEO and other executive arrested
8. breaking ground in Cuba by Standing Feather
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