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Tiger Woods Unveils First-Ever Signature Golf Course
Tiger Woods, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer and chairman of Tiger Woods Design, and Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding a leading UAE holding Company, announced today plans for Al Ruwaya, the first-ever course designed by Woods.
The layout will be the centerpiece of Tiger Woods – Dubai, an exclusive golf community that will include a golf academy, a 60,000-square-foot clubhouse, an 80-suite hotel for VIP guests; 300 luxury villas; 20 mansions and a community retail area.
The par-72 Al Ruwaya will stretch a whopping 7,700 yards from the tips. The course will include dramatic elevation changes, lush landscaping and various water features.
“Why Dubai? Because I am excited about the challenge of transforming a desert terrain into a world-class golf course,” said 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 golf course community is scheduled for completion in late 2009. It will occupy over an area of 25.3 million square feet at Dubailand, the region’s largest tourism and leisure project along Emirates Road, an outer bypass 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 trip to Dubai to showcase his first golf project.