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IMG Managed Golf Club Chooses NFS Technology

10.32am 28th March 2013 - Courses

Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate
Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate

Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate is designed as an exclusive, secure and serene haven located some 25 minutes outside the bustling business centre of Lagos. The LakoweLakes development occupies a land area of roughly 308 hectares, and overlooks a 55 hectare man-made lake.

The course, designed by PGA Professional and golf course architect, Robert O’Friel, is an 18- hole championship golf course situated along the Lekki – Epe axis and sets new international standards for golf courses in West Africa.

The golf course takes full advantage of the unspoiled coastal forest with fairways surrounded by the beauty of this natural ecosystem that forms a harmonious balance for golfers and residents.

Bode Olaibi, Project Director; “LakoweLakes is setting new benchmarks for golf and golf resorts in West Africa. In our partners IMG and NFS we have found the experience and expertise required to assist our senior management team in delivering a truly first class product.”

The golf course comprises 92 hectares of beautifully manicured lawn and includes multiple tees, generously wide fairways, bunkers and greens to challenge all levels and skills of golfers.

It has a par rating of 72, consisting of two returning loops of 9 holes that feature four par 5s, four par 3s and ten par 4s. LakoweLakes golf course is a world-class golf course that is expected to attract top professional and amateur tournaments that will further enhance its status as Nigeria’s leading golf destination.

Other golfing benefits will include a golf academy, a 9-hole par-3 course, driving range, short game practice facility as well as a clubhouse and all its amenities.

NFS have been instructed to implement the IBS integrated club management solution at LakoweLakes. The modular design of the software allows for the club to pick and choose areas of the software that are required giving the club a bespoke, but completely integrated solution. Key benefits for the club include integrated CRM and marketing to drive revenue as well as the ability to profile and track all its members and customers. Key benefits for IMG Management include remote monitoring access through web applications and Business Intelligence reporting.

Andreas Döring, Director of Operations for IMG on the NFS management software, “NFS have a unique turn-key product for managing every area of our resort operations at Lakowe that allows not only our GM on the ground but also IMG Golf Course Management executives to monitor the key areas of our resort business. The NFS software solution is a perfect fit”

Steve Salter, Head of Golf and Leisure for NFS; ”We are delighted to be working closely with IMG and LakoweLakes on this project. Our solution with all its integrated modules are a perfect fit for both IMG, who can review and manage the property remotely with web based reporting applications, and Lakowe Lakes, who can provide their members and customers with great online facilities, service and functionality.”

Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate www.lakowelakes.com

NFS Technology Group www.nfs-hospitality.com

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