If you thought island greens were tough… how about an island golf course? That is what the Dutch Docklands company has in the works for a resort off the Maldives Coast.
Is this near the Mid-Atlantic? No, but we thought it was cool! The Republic of Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean 250 miles south-west of India.
The Royal Indian Ocean Club will be the world’s first floating golf course. The 18-hole golf course will be built on floating platforms (ie. man-made islands) and the islands will be connected by underwater tunnels. The course is expected to open in 2013 and will be managed by Troon Golf.
The golf course is just one part of an ambitious $500 million joint-venture between Dutch Docklands and the Government of the Maldives. The entire project will include The White Lagoon (floating watervillas), Amillarah (floating private islands), The Royal Indian Ocean Club (floating 18-hole golf course), Greenstar (floating hotel and conference center) and The Maldivian Yacht Club (floating marina).
We expect Dramamine sales to skyrocket soon in the Maldives 🙂
Read more about this project at http://www.dutchdocklands.com/maldives.