Today, union minister of state for culture and tourism (independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated the state-of-the-art Thenzawl Golf Resort project in Mizoram.
Robert Romawia Royte, minister of state, Sports and Youth Services, Information and Communication Technology and Tourism, Government of Mizoram, India tweeted:
The project is developed under Swadesh Darshan scheme’s ‘Integrated Development of New Eco-Tourism’ with a sanctioned amount of ₹92.25 crore out of which ₹64.48 crore has been allocated for various components including the golf course at Thenzawl in Mizoram.
The golf course is designed by Canada based-Graham Cooke and Associates.
The total site area is 105 acres and the play space is 75 acres – 18 hole golf course with sharing fairway and automated sprinkler irrigation system by Rain Bird, US.
There are 30 eco-log huts, cafeteria, open-air food court, reception area and a waiting lounge, all constructed with Siberian pinewood.
Currently, India boasts over 220 golf courses. With this new project, the tourism ministry of India aims to promote golf tourism as a niche product for attracting both international and domestic tourists.