Maldives planning $500m floating golf courseApril 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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