Tiger Woods, the world’s number one golfer and chairman of Tiger Woods Design, and Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding, a leading UAE holding company, have announced plans for ‘Al Ruwaya,‘ the first course designed by Woods.
“The Tiger Woods – Dubai” will be an exclusive golf community that will include ‘Al Ruwaya,‘ a Tiger Woods designed golf course, professionally- staffed golf academy; a 60,000-square-foot clubhouse with the latest amenities and comforts; an 80-suite boutique hotel for VIP guests; 300 luxury villas; 20 mansions and a community retail area.
‘Al Ruwaya‘ will be 7,700 yards, par 72 championship-quality course with dramatic elevation changes, lush landscaping, stunning water features and an overall design program that will challenge and entertain golfers of all playing abilities.
“Why Dubai? Because I am excited about the challenge of transforming a desert terrain into a world-class golf course,” said Tiger Woods. “I have a vision of creating something that is uniquely mine — from the detailed layout of each hole to the Mediterranean architecture to the top-line gym equipment in the clubhouse — unlike anything else. And through my partnership with Tatweer, I want to realize this vision in Dubai.”
The landmark golf course community is scheduled for completion in late 2009 over an area of 25.3 million sq ft at ‘Dubailand,‘ the region’s largest tourism and leisure project along Emirates Road, an outer by-pass road in Dubai.
H.E. Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and executive chairman of Dubai Holding said, “This initiative reinforces the great development pace that Dubai has achieved within diverse domains to become one of the most recognized cities in the world.”
Woods, who launched Tiger Woods Design in early November 2006, made a dedicated trip to Dubai to showcase his first golf project and to continue his hands-on involvement in the design of the golf course.
The philosophy of Tiger Woods Design is to elevate the standards of golf course design and create enjoyable, challenging courses worldwide. At the heart of this vision is Tiger’sdesire to apply his first-hand knowledge and personal experience to the design of each golf course.
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