Golf In Cyprus - A Golfers Paradise

Aphrodite Hills

Aphrodite Hills, a luxurious and casually elegant resort near Paphos, is set in one of the most scenic, naturally beautiful locations in Cyprus, overlooking the very spot where Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, is said to have emerged from the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Developed and managed by Lanitis Development Ltd, Aphrodite Hills is the first ever fully-integrated golf, leisure and real estate development in Cyprus.

Built at a cost of around CYP 150 million, the resort' exceptional facilities include a five-star deluxe Intercontinental Resort Hotel, featuring 290 rooms and suites, plus a presidential suite complete with private pool. A multi-award winning resort ranging through 578 acres, Aphrodite Hills offers the tempting contrasts of peace and tranquility combined with outstanding sports and leisure facilities.

Residents and guests alike can enjoy world-class golf on the superb 18-hole championship course, competition-standard tennis courts, excellent fitness facilities and the sophisticated Retreat Spa with its Greco-Roman thermae. At the heart of the resort is the bustling Village Centre with its bars, restaurants and shops; an amphitheatre for entertainment and traditional chapel the perfect setting for romantic weddings.

Aphrodite Hills is being sympathetically developed with respect for the beautiful natural environment. It extends over two elevated plateau standing either side of the Randi Gorge, a natural ravine and public nature reserve. And surrounding the resort is the Randi Forest, protected by the Cyprus Government Department of Forestry. With relatively low returns from equities in the last few years overseas property is a safe and highly attractive investment opportunity.

Traditionally high-yield property hotspots such as the Spanish Costas and Majorca are now over-priced and over-developed. Golf properties in Cyprus are up to 50% less expensive and the island enjoys year round golfing with 340 glorious sunny days, making it an ideal holiday or retirement retreat.

Access to Cyprus is easy, the two Airports of Larnaca and Paphos are well served with international airlines and the flying time from the UK is only four and a half hours.

Designed to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding purchaser, Aphrodite Hills offers two, three and four- bedroom pre-designed ("spec") villas, custom-designed villas and a bespoke service for even larger homes. There are privileged plots around the resort in which superb villas are currently being built. Depending on the stage of construction, certain design adjustments can be made and, naturally, final details and interior finishes can all be determined by the buyer. If you wish, you may choose an available plot within the resort and build your own dream home in it. In doing so, you may choose from twelve villa designs, available and customise accordingly.

Stylish apartments and two-storey townhouses offer imaginative and versatile accommodation, just for you and your neighbours. Balconies and terraces bring the outside in and make the most of the wonderful climate. There is a variety of properties available including one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, and two and three-bedroom townhouses. Apartments and townhouses are located in organised villages with stunning landscaped gardens and communal swimming pools. They all have delightful views over the golf course, the valley or the Mediterranean and, in some cases, all three.

Secret Valley Golf Resort

Situated overlooking the beautiful Cypriot coastline, near "Petra tou Romiou" the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, Secret Valley Golf Resort is probably one of the most exciting new developments in Europe. Set in nearly 2,500 acres (10,000,000 m2) of dramatic scenery at the location of "Ha-potami", Secret Valley has been cleverly designed to blend into the natural landscape, allowing people to enjoy Cyprus legendary relaxed lifestyle and months of warm temperatures, all in a tranquil setting.

This unique site stretches from the sea on it's south west to the Randi Forest on its eastern border, the Orites Forest on it's north and Kouklia Village on it's west. As its name implies, it lies in a secret valley amongst grand trees and spectacular natural rock formations that have a beauty of there own. The eighteen hole golf course plays to a par 71 and is 6,870 yards long. The Clubhouse has been totally refurbished offering a warm atmosphere and all the facilites expected by todays golfer.

Annual membership is currently CYP1055; however you do not have to be a member to take advantage of these facilities. Two new eighteen hole golf courses, one being a championship course are planned for the resort and applications for the first one has been filed and completion is expected within 20 months. Once fully complete, this resort will offer eighteen hole golf courses, a thriving beach village, an inland village centre, a shopping centre, a five star hotel, state of the art spa and an impressive sports centre.

There will be a number of individual villages and hamlets throughout the resort and a wide range of luxurious villas, town houses and apartments to choose from. The first phase of the residential development includes a range of 3 and 4 bedroom villas, all with stunning views and swimming pools. Semi completed villas can be purchased today; alternatively villas can be designed and built to your own specification within the character of the resort.

Due to the early stages of the development it is still very much an investment opportunity to purchase a property at Secret Valley. Although the property prices have continued to rise steadily over the last few years compared with similar projects Secret Valley is still the most competitively priced resort offering large scope for property value appreciation.

Prices range from CYP230,000 for a 3 bedroom detached villa on a plot of approx 450sqm with a 4x8m swimming pool and start at CYP350,000 for a 4 bedroom detached villa on a plot of over 1500sqm with a 5x10m swimming pool. All the villas at Secret Valley come with a high quality build and you can choose your finishes from floor tiles to kitchen cupboards, bathroom tiles to work surfaces, putting the personal touch on your individual home.

Larnaca Golf & Country Club

Larnaca Golf and Country Club promises to be an outstanding landmark in a beautiful area offering spectacular views and fresh mountain air. Designed by WATG (Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo) whose credits include the award winning "Aphrodite Hills" and the up and coming "Secret Valley", this resort will be a special environment to lift the spirit.

Also participating in this incredible venture are "Economic Research Associates", "European Golf Design" and "Scape Design Associate" who all have international credits to their name. The company behind this new Golf Resort is Hassapis Group who are one of the leading developers in the Cyprus Market. The Group was founded in 1987 beginning with construction houses, apartments, commercial shops, offices etc. Through a close collaboration with clients, the Group responsibly guarantees the completion of projects of an excellent standard at a predetermined time and cost.

The resort will offer a large range of facilities, all completed to a very high standard. These include a 5* Golf Resort, an 18 Hole Golf Course, Private and Communal Gardens and Swimming Pools, and Luxurious Properties. In addition, the "Village Centre", "Natural Park Area", "Scenic Hillside Restaurant" and "Hilltop Chapel" have been carefully positioned on the highest points of the site, and all will offer spectacular views over the development, with vistas towards the sea.

The "Larnaca Golf Country Club" is centrally located, close to Larnaca Airport, and connected to the rest of Cyprus by the Island's extensive motorways network. This project offers excellent Investment Returns, with prices starting from CYP100,000.

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