Tiger Woods will design an 18-hole championship golf course to be built by Damac Properties in Dubai almost four years after another planned course was canceled in the wake of the city’s property-market collapse.
The course will be operated by the Trump Organisation and will include a clubhouse, restaurant and pro shop, Damac said today in a statement. It’s due to open by the end of 2017 as part of the Akoya Oxygen residential project.
Plans for a Tiger Woods course were dropped by Dubai Properties Group in January 2011 after a real estate market crash brought the Persian Gulf Emirate to the brink of bankruptcy. The hospitality and tourism industries helped lead a revival in Dubai, sparking new projects.
“I’ve been fortunate to play great golf courses all over the globe,” Woods said in the statement. “I hope to bring elements of those great courses and others to the Trump World Golf Club in Dubai.”
Courses designed by Woods are under way in Mexico and the U.S., according to the statement. The project planned by Dubai Properties was to include 287 luxury villas and mansions.
Akoya Oxygen is a 55-million-square-foot (5.1-million- square-meter) development planned for the southeast of downtown Dubai.