Absolute Golf Services Signs Management Contract with Ambitious Phuket Project

The 12th hole at Phuket’s Aquella Golf & Country Club.

Bangkok, Thailand: Absolute Golf Services (AGS) has signed a long-term management contract with Aquella Golf & Country Club, which includes the pre-opening phase of the project.

Aquella Golf & Country Club is among Thailand’s most eagerly-anticipated luxury residential golf resort and country clubs, located along the pristine Andaman Sea coastline in Phang Nga-Phuket. The signing marks the continued growth in the portfolio of managed facilities in Asia for AGS, an Associate Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).

Measuring more than 7,000 yards and offering panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, Aquella Golf & Country Club’s 18-hole course aims to set new standards of golf course conditioning and operational excellence for the region.

The 1.8 million square metre site has been master-planned and designed by Hong Kong-based developer Pacific Century Premium Developments (PCPD), in conjunction with clubhouse architects Paradise Designs, and Australian-based golf course architects Pacific Coast Design (PCD).

An Associate Business Member of the AGIF, PCD has sculpted a selection of outstanding courses in Thailand, including Hua Hin’s Black Mountain Golf Club and Bangkok’s Alpine Golf and Sports Club, as well as the redesign of Thana City Country Club, on the outskirts of Bangkok.

The new project will combine residential plots, hotels, marina, beach club and country club. The golf course that forms the heart of the project commenced construction in late 2018 and is expected to be completed towards the end of 2020.

The Aquella project is a strategic collaboration between PCPD, a property and infrastructure developer and investor in the Asia-Pacific region, and Lan Kwai Fong Group (LKF Group), an entertainment, hospitality and lifestyle brand based in Hong Kong. PCPD and LKF Group appointed AGS as the pre-opening and operational management company for Aquella Golf & Country Club.

James Shippey, AGS Managing Director, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Premium Century Property Development and Lan Kwai Fong Group for this prestigious development that will shine brightly as one the premium facilities in the region. Aquella Golf & Country Club will provide a first-class golf and leisure experience that will not only wow golfers and guests, but will provide a unique hospitality experience whilst delivering great value for money, in what is a very competitive market.

“We are confident that Aquella will be a must-play facility and we expect green fee bookings and memberships to be in high demand. Phil Ryan and his team at Pacific Coast Design have designed a course that will be fun, memorable and challenging for golfers of all levels.”

Aquella Golf & Country Club is within easy reach of downtown Phuket and a short drive from Phuket International Airport. The resort is in close proximity to Phang Nga’s beaches, islands, caves and diving spots.

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