Maldives planning $500m floating golf course

April 29th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI  

A Dutch company has announced its plan to build a 500 million dollar floating golf

course in the Maldives.

Dutch Docklands, who is handling the project, claim that it will be a “scarless

development, which has zero footprint on the Maldives region”.

The proposed course will be made up of several islands floating in the Indian

Ocean, which will contain two or three holes each.

The floating islands will be further linked to a series of hotels by more underwater

tunnels, which will overlook the golf course and surrounding coral reefs, reports

Taking environment friendliness into consideration, the project will be powered by

solar energy with sustainable desalination and water-cooling techniques, and will

work in co-operation with the Maldives’ rising sea levels.

Due for completion in 2015, the course will be strategically located at a distance of

five minutes from the airport to attract stopover golfers. (ANI)

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