Saturday, April 30, 2011

Maldives plans a golf course in the Indian Ocean


You might really be swinging in the middle of the ocean as Maldives plans to build a floating 18-hole golf course in the waters of the Indian Ocean.
The plans are being developed by the Dutch Docklands Company which proposes constructing a series of golf holes on top of platforms with two to three holes per platform. The platforms will be linked by underwater tunnels.
The whole project is schedule to be completed by 2015 and will cost around $500 million. Troon Golf will be providing their expertise in golf course design and management of the floating golf destination. Another company behind the project is Waterstudio, another Dutch company, that has a vast experience on building canals and other river projects.
The floating golf paradise will be just five minutes away from the Male International Airport.
Thebuilders want to emphasize that there will be zero impact on the environment with different technologies that will be implemented to make sure no harm will be done to the surroundings.