Towards the end of December 1993, we learned that our application for the government grant had been successful, and combined with funds granted from our sponsors, the cost of construction, drainage, irrigation sprays, and planting of the greens was covered. By the end of January 1994, the greens and tees were completed. About this time in early 1994, a long dry spell of weather commenced and lasted for 6 months, thus threatening our challenge. Eventually, the rain came and we survived as the land turned green again. From this point, the course rapidly began to take shape and in August 1994 a green keeper was employed by the golf club to bring the greens up to playing standard. By September 1994, the course was ready for play.