Guyana is set to be the home of a new state of the art golf course. The development of the facility is part of a grander plan to establish a lifestyle community within the Ogle and LBI areas, on the East Coast of Demerara. It is touted to provide employment for Guyanese inclusive of former GuySuCo workers.This was highlighted, on Friday during THAG’s press briefing held at the Roraima Duke Lodge, Duke Street according to a Department of Public Information (DPI) report.Nicklaus Group Senior Senior International Representative, Rodney Carl (left) and Lusignan Golf Club President Aleem Hussain signing their agreement on FridayPresident of the Lusignan Golf Club, Aleem Hussain said the agreement between the Jack Nicklaus Group and the club is one that will not only bring more attention to sport tourism, but also help to pinpoint the country as a tourist destination due to persons not only entering the country for sporting events, but to experience the culture and arts among other attractions in the country.Nicklaus Group Senior International Representative Rodney Carl, said this initiative is one that sets the bars high within the Caribbean region and will be capable of hosting world-class events.“The agenda is to facilitate and create a lifestyle resort establishment that will become a home to many that will come to live here [Guyana]. It will provide a lot of sporting events such as swimming, cycling, tennis among others to both locals and tourists,” Carl explained.He noted that this agenda will also promote the country’s white sand via the design of the golf course.Earth and Marine Environment Consultants (EAME) Managing Director Steve Rowan said that the project is expected to be phased one and will include the rehabilitation of the Lusignan golf club.He noted that, while the location chosen seems to be on the outskirts of Georgetown, it will be, at the core, development due to the upcoming oil industry.According to the Managing Director, a third golf course will also be established to create a golf course destination in Guyana.Meanwhile, this year’s golf tournament set to tee off on November 3 and 4 will be the largest ever event locally. It will cater to 100 players from 12 countries competing for the country’s Open Title and half of a million dollars in prizes. The title has been held by Guyana for the last 15 years and currently by Champion Avinash Persaud, an eight-time defending champion.Hussain said that there will be serious challengers from countries such as Columbia, Canada, USA, Barbados, T&T and Jamaica, among others. Close to 100 companies will also attend to display and promote their products and services.Representation from Motorsport and Women T20 will also be at the event.The golf tournament will kick off the chain of sporting events slated for the sports awareness month in November.