The golf course tendering process in Ayia Napa is gathering pace, with three investors submitting their proposals and a decision expected in January.
"The Ayia Napa Forest Golf, a company set up to manage the project has received three tenders and this is a development in the right direction toward realising this goal in the area," Ayia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos said on Sunday.
Following an evaluation expected to take around a month, the company stockholders will convene in mid-January to determine the winning tender.
According to the mayor, among the bidding investors are those that can begin work immediately and others that require a period of up to two years.
Karousos noted the major tourist significance of the work as it will "attract a great number of people who play the sport and had never previously visited Cyprus due to the lack of such courses".
He further stressed the fact that the golf course will remain open during the winter season, further enhancing the area's tourist potential.
Preliminary cost is estimated at €10 million to €12m with the Ayia Napa mayor making clear that at least for now the cabinet has only approved the creation of a single golf course through a process managed by Ayia Napa Forest Golf.