ABOUT Karachi Golf City
In recent years the city of Karachi has become the focus of developers such as Bahria Town, Airport Security Force (ASF), Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and many others who have shown the will and capability to transform the city’s real estate sector for the better. Development of large residential communities such as Bahria Town Karachi, ASF City Karachi, and Seven Wonder City is underway; these projects aim to provide the residents of Karachi affordable residence in the near future.
Another name worth mentioning in this regard is Karachi Golf City (KGC). This project falls under a bigger initiative called “KGC Properties,” which is a venture of Palm Group of Companies, a well-known name in the country’s real estate sector. The masterplan of Karachi Golf City includes a major sub-project called Palm Dreams. KGC has been approved by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and SBA. It offers 4 categories of residential plots for potential buyers. You can find 125 sq yd, 250 sq yd, 500 sq yd, and 1000 sq yd plots on an easy 3-year instalment plan.
AT A GLANCE
- Located adjacent to Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 Motorway
- DHA City and ASF City are both located at a distance of less than 5 km away
- Bahria Town Karachi is located 15 minutes away
- Secure gated community
- CCTV cameras and security
- European Standard Architecture
- Smart home solutions
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Karachi Golf City
As discussed above, Karachi Golf City is located on M-9 Motorway, which mainly runs along the outskirts of the city. Finding public transport near Karachi Golf City is a challenge. The nearest bus stop is Kathoor Bus Stop in Gadap Town, and that’s nearly 20 minutes’ drive away. The expansion of public transportation to this part of the city will take some time. For now, visitors will have to rely on private modes of transport to visit the site. Since the area lining M-9 is developing rapidly, it is safe to assume that by the time Karachi Golf City enters its final phase of development, public transport will be operational in the area. Moreover, Karachi Golf City plans to create an internal transport service—following a precedent set by Bahria Town—which will allow future residents to move freely within the residential community with ease.
Markets near Karachi Golf City
As of November 2019, there aren’t any markets near Karachi Golf City. However, the project’s developers have included “shopping arenas” and a “city centre” in the masterplan. The city centre, as the name suggests, will be located in the centre of the Karachi Golf City, so it will be easily accessible from all parts of the residential community. The area will comprise various commercial units, which will include markets. These places will house a large number of convenience stores and other general stores that are ideal for daily grocery shopping—all of which are part of KGC’s promise to provide the “perfect living” solution to its prospective residents.
Mosques in Karachi Golf City
Places of worship have always been an integral part of the traditional Pakistani neighbourhood. Since the entire chunk of land lining M-9 is under construction, there aren’t any mosques near Karachi Gold City. That said, at least five mosques have been planned for Palm Dreams. In addition, developers have reserved spaces across the project for a large number of mosques, especially in and near residential areas. This will allow supplicants to easily reach mosque on foot within 5 to 10 minutes. Furthermore, all of these mosques will also have covered parking, bringing more convenience in the daily routine of residents.
Moreover, Grand Jamia Mosque Bahria Town is also a viable option for Karachi Golf City residents. The third largest mosque in the world and largest in the country can be reached by car in under 20 minutes.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Karachi Golf City
Schools, colleges and universities are known to have a positive effect on the overall real estate value of any residential neighbourhood and at the same time having such educational institutes in the vicinity can also bring more convenience in the lives of both students and parents. Therefore, KGC Properties have reserved a large parcel of land for the development of schools and other educational institutes in the gated community. Furthermore, as construction work progresses in neighbouring societies such as Bahria Town, DHA City and ASF City, the residents of Karachi Golf City will have a number of schooling options to choose from. As of November 2019, the only schools operational nearby are located in Bahria Town, which is no less than a 20-minute drive away. In Precinct 1 of Bahria Town, you’ll find Roots Millennium School (Future World School) and Bahria School and College’s Junior Campus.
Roots offers montessori, primary and lower secondary classes and follows the Cambridge IGCSE programme. Meanwhile, admissions in Bahria are open from preschool to Grade V.
It safe to assume that in the future as families start to settle in Karachi Golf City, Karachi, they wouldn’t have to travel long distances just to acquire quality education as some of the most renowned names in Pakistan’s education sector will expand their presence in Gadap Town.
Similarly, KGC Properties has also provided the option for private colleges and universities to expand their presence in the neighbourhood. A large number of amenity plots have been marked for future projects that can be utilized for any number of facilities, including college campuses in Karachi Golf City is one of them.
Top-notch universities such as the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) aka FAST, Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Baqai University are all located on the outskirts of the city. Therefore, residents of Karachi are quite familiar with travelling long distances to get quality education. With access to a 6-lane high-speed motorway, residents of Karachi Golf City will be able to reach some of the most prestigious higher educational institutes in under an hour by car. Currently, Baqai University Hospital is the closest university located near Karachi Golf City and it is reachable by car in under 25 minutes. In the future, it is safe to assume that various other universities will establish campuses on M-9 Motorway that will bring more options for KGC residents.
Banks in and near Karachi Golf City
Allied Bank Limited is the only bank located in the neighbourhood of Karachi Golf City, Karachi. ABL operates a branch near Lucky Cement Factory on Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, which is reachable by car in under 15 minutes. Unfortunately, no other major banks has branch located in the neighbourhood of Karachi Golf City. For now, the nearest banks to KGC are Meezan Bank, United Bank Limited and Faysal Bank in Precinct 1 of Bahria Town. Sindh Bank is also located in Bahria Town, near 5th Avenue.
You will have to travel at least 45 minutes by car in order to reach Scheme 33, Gulzar-e-Hijri and Gulshan Town to utilize the banking facilities. However, in the future, as the society develops, there will be more banks within the neighbourhood. Moreover, future residents will also have the option to travel to neighbouring DHA City and ASF City to utilize banking facilities.
Hospitals in and near Karachi Golf City
One of the two hospitals near Karachi Golf City is Fatima Hospital, which is the main teaching hospital of Baqai Medical University. It is a well-equipped hospital that employees a large number of medical professionals according to the hospital’s website. Fatima Hospital also operates a 24/7 emergency room as well as several OPDs that receives hundreds of patients on a daily basis. Then there’s Bahria International Hospital, Karachi, which boasts an advanced healthcare system—one that offers the services of specialists belonging to different areas of medicine. It’s a 120-bed hospital that offers round-the-clock emergency aid, a trauma center and essential services like ECG, MRI, CT Scan, mammography and X-Ray.
Furthermore, medical facilities affiliated with Dow University of Health Sciences are also reachable within an hour by road in Gulzar-e-Hijri, near Suparco Road and University Road. In the same area, you’ll find MM Hospital and Kiran Hospital.
KGC properties have also included provision of medical facilities in their masterplan. Therefore, once the society is completely developed, people will easily be able to visit hospitals in Karachi Golf City. And let’s not forget KGC residents will be able to access medical facilities in DHA City and ASF City as well.
PROPERTIES IN Karachi Golf City
Sales Price Trends in Karachi Golf City
Plots for Sale in Karachi Golf City
There are four category residential plots available for sale in Karachi Golf City on 3 year instalment plan. 125 sq yd plots have a total price of PKR 16.8 lakh where the potential investors will have to pay a 30% advance in the amount of PKR 5.05 lakh and make 36 instalments over a period of three years, each instalment will be made in the amount of PKR 18.7 thousand. Moreover, a balloon payment of PKR 84.2 thousand has to be made after a period of 12 months. After 24 months, prospective buyers have to make another balloon payment of PKR 82.2 thousand and the remaining 20% amount, standing at PKR 3.36 lakh, will be submitted on possession.
In KGC, 250 sq yd plots have a total price of PKR 26.3 lakh where potential investors will have to pay a 30% advance in the amount of PKR 7.90 lakh and make 36 instalments over a period of three years. Each instalment will be made in the amount of PKR 29.2 thousand. Moreover, after 12 months, investors will have to make a balloon payment of PKR 1.31 lakh. After 24 month, they’ll have to pay PKR 1.31 lakh and the remaining 20% amount, standing at PKR 5.27 lakh, will be submitted on possession.
For 500 sq yd plots, the total price hovers around PKR 49.46 lakh. Potential investors will have to pay a 30% advance in the amount of PKR 14.83 lakh and make 36 instalments over a period of three years, each instalment will be made in the amount of PKR 54.96 thousand. The balloon Payment post-12 months is PKR 2.47 lakh. After 24 months, investors will have to pay PKR 2.47 lakh and the remaining 20% amount, standing at PKR 9.89 lakh, will be made on possession.
1000 sq yd plots in Karachi Golf City have a total price of PKR 94.62 lakh. Again, a 30% advance, nearly PKR 28.38 lakh, will be mandatory and investors will pay the amount in 36 instalments over a period of three years. Each instalment will cost around PKR 105.1 thousand. Moreover, a balloon payment of PKR 4.71 lakh has to be made after a year. After 24 months, the same amount will be paid again and the remaining 20% amount, standing at PKR 18.92 lakh, will be made on possession.
Finally, potential buyers will have to pay an additional 10% for a corner plot, 5% for a west-open plot, 5% on a road-facing plot and 5% for park-facing plots.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Karachi Golf City
There are no major shopping malls located in the neighbourhood of Karachi Golf City, Karachi. Furthermore, KGC Properties have yet to make it clear if a shopping mall will exist in the residential community. However, according to a description posted under the masterplan of the project, developers have included plazas in the masterplan. Residents of Karachi Golf City will also have the option of travelling to neighbouring DHA city, ASF City and Bahria Town to fulfil their shopping needs. All three of these residential communities have dedicated large spaces to commercial zones that will house multiple shopping complexes. Furthermore, with direct access to M-9 Motorway, residents of Karachi Golf City will be able to reach some of the most popular shopping destinations of Karachi in nearly 45 minutes.
Restaurants and Bakeries in Karachi Golf City
There are a couple of restaurants located in the neighbourhood of Karachi Golf City, Karachi, furthermore, Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 Motorway is also home to some of the most popular local eateries in the city. DUA restaurant, Mehran Restaurant, Highway Inn, Al Habib Restaurant and Sajjad Restaurant are all located on the motorway easily reachable by car in under 20 to 25 minutes. Moreover, it is expected that a large number of fine dining restaurants and café will become operational in Karachi Golf City as families start to settle in the neighbourhood. Also, with neighbours such as Bahria Town and DHA City, residents of Karachi Golf City will never run out new options to try. Bahria Town Karachi has some of the most popular fast food chains such as McDonald’s, Hardee’s and KFC, which are reachable by car in more or less 30 minutes. In the future, though, KGC residents will not have to leave the neighbourhood as there will be restaurants in Karachi Golf City, according to the project’s master plan, as well as hotels.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Karachi Golf City
Karachi Golf City is planned as a sustainable residential community and sports complexes, and fitness studios is part of that vision. KGC Properties has emphasized the importance of having such facilities in the residential community that will provide the residents of Karachi Golf City to adapt to a more active and healthy lifestyle. After all the name of the society is based on a popular sport. According to a project plan available on KGC’s official Facebook page, developers plan to a club for watersports, a soccer stadium, a golf course and a cricket stadium.
Parks in Karachi Golf City
According to Karachi Golf City’s official Facebook page, the project plans to set up “theme parks and leisure walk-ways.” In addition, every block and residential society in Karachi Golf Citywill have dedicated family and a park for children, which will be only a 5- to 10-minute walk away from every residential unit.
Salons and Spas near Karachi Golf City
It is safe to assume that a large number of saloons, spas and beauty parlours will start operating in Karachi Golf City as the development work progresses in different areas and residential blocks. The best bet, for now, is an hour-long drive to Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Gulistan-e-Jauhar where almost all top-notch salons are located, such as:
- MahRose in Block 3 of Gulshan-e-Iqbal
- Rose Beauty Parlour in Block 3 of Gulshan-e-Iqbal
- Lubna’s in Block 13 of Gulistan-e-Jauhar
- Envy - By Shagufta Aijaz in Block 17 Gulistan-e-Johar
- Sana Sarah's Salon & Studio in Block 15 Gulistan-e-Johar
Karachi Golf City is located on M-9 Motorway. Through M-9, it conveniently connects to M-10, near Gulshan-e-Ilahi. The former will provide residents of Karachi Golf City access to almost every major artery of the city. Furthermore, promising new residential communities such as Seven Wonders City, Bahria Town Karachi, DHA City, and ASF City are all located just 20 to 30 minutes’ drive away.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
There are a number of things that needs to be considered before investing in under-construction residential communities such as Karachi Golf City. The biggest concern, of course, is the timeline of such mega projects. Palm Group of Companies has touted Karachi Golf City as “Pakistan’s first-ever self-contained urban land development project designed on a turnkey basis.” Since it’s a massive real estate venture, development may take over a couple of years. Furthermore, of all the areas that come under the umbrella of KGC, only Palm Dreams has been completely planned. Delays is possession, therefore, can be expected.
Importance of Karachi Golf City
- Bahria Town is nearly 30 minutes’ drive away
- DHA City is roughly a 20-minute drive
- Bahria Adventure Land (theme park) is more or less a 40-minute drive
- The site for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital And Research Centre Karachi is 9 km away
- Edhi Village is a 15-minute drive away