Photo: Fidel Castro and Ché Play Golf
Apparently, no longer considered a “bourgeoisie excess,” the island will foster 4 golf building projects totaling $1.5 billion.
The tourism minister of Cuba told the New York Times that the island could soon have as many as 16 golf courses, and that luxury homes would be built near the resorts.
“Cuba saw the normal sun and salsa beach offerings and knew it was not going to be sustainable,” said the managing director of Standing Feather, Chris Nicholas, who negotiated for eight years with Cuba’s state-run tourism company. “They needed more facets of tourism to offer and decided golf was an excellent way to go.” Standing Feather is the development company that will be working in Cuba.
Standing Feather said they’re interested in building a sense of community and in providing the same acoomodations to their clientele, as other caribbean golf resorts; the complex will likely include fancy restaurants, night entertainment facilities and its own shopping center aimed at Canadian, European and Asian tourists; as Americans are forbidden to spend any money in Cuba.