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Kigali’s New 18-hole Golf Course Hosts Its First Major Tournament – CIMEGOLF 2021

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Events are starting to come back on a bigger scale across the country and among them is CIMEGOLF. CIMEGOLF – CIMERWA’s golf tournament will be back for its fourth edition that attracts different golfers including captains of industries, business leaders & entrepreneurs.

Launched back in 2017, the tournament has grown over the years, with the latest edition in 2019 hosting over 130 local and international players.

After a one-year hiatus in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament is back and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better.

The two-day tournament slated for the 3rd and 4th of December will be the first to be held at Kigali’s newly refurbished 18-hole golf course – The KIGALI GOLF RESORT & VILLAS, managed by U-Golf.

The Kigali Golf Course was closed in 2019 for renovations and it opened its doors earlier this year as a PGA-standard golf course – this ultimately means that it can host international golfing competitions.

The CIMEGOLF week kicked off with a caddies competition in which over 80 caddies participated. Players are sure to experience more than just the game during this year’s CIMEGOLF as it will be a great opportunity to network off course with the 250 players that will be in attendance.

Outstanding golfers in every handicap category and caddies will be awarded with an array of prizes including trophies, trolleys, duffel bags, golf bags, drivers and putters during a glamorous gala that will end this year’s tournament.

‘Golf supporters like myself have been waiting for over a year amidst course renovations and COVID-19 related restrictions to be able to participate in a full-blown tournament.

As CIMERWA we are proud to be the first to bring that experience back. CIMEGOLF ’21 will be a novelty for players, they will get to showcase their skills on a brand-new course with PGA standards and this will take their experience to the next level’ explained Mark Mugarura – CIMERWA Marketing Manager.

Mark also added that CIMERWA is looking forward to supporting the golf sport and the golf fraternity in order to grow the game in Rwanda ‘Rwanda is perfectly positioned to become the next hub for sports tourism in the region.

As CIMERWA, we believe in this vision and we will do what we can to strengthen it and make it a reality’ With Rwanda’s latest COVID-19 regulations requiring social function attendees to be fully vaccinated and tested for COVID-19, CIMERWA has taken the required precautions to ensure the safety of everyone and CIMEGOLF 2021 will be proof that with the right measures in place, events can be held in all safety.