Tiger Woods to design new Trump golf course in DubaiDecember 11, 2014 Courses & Travel
Woods excited by Dubai project with course set to open in 2017
Tiger Woods will design a new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.
Set within the community of AKOYA Oxygen, the ‘Trump World Golf Club, Dubai’ will include a state-of-the-art clubhouse, world-class restaurant and pro shop.
The course will be situated at the heart of the development, with some of the highest premium, residential developments in Dubai overlooking the course.
“I’ve been fortunate to play great golf courses all over the globe,” Woods said.
“From the original links courses in Scotland to the famous parkland courses in America and the distinctive layouts on the sandbelt of Australia.
I can’t wait to see this stunning project come to life" – Tiger Woods “I hope to bring elements of those great courses and others to the Trump World Golf Club Dubai with the end result being a course that golfers will want to play again and again.”
Woods has already gained a strong reputation for golf course design, with projects underway in Mexico and the United States.
His first course to open for play will be El Cardonal in Mexico, which is scheduled to open before the end of the year.
“Tiger Woods is one of the most famous and iconic sportsmen in the world who will bring his design expertise and worldwide playing experience to this amazing development,” said Ziad El Chaar, Managing Director, DAMAC Properties.
“Add to that the golfing prowess and skills of The Trump Organisation, our leadership position in luxury real estate development, with the global appeal of Dubai, we believe The Trump World Golf Club Dubai, designed by Tiger Woods, will be a market leader, judged against the best golf courses in the world.”
Woods has won 14 Majors and a total of 105 tournaments, 79 of those on the PGA TOUR, including four Masters victories, four PGA Championships, three US Open Championships, and three Open Championships.
With his second Masters victory in 2001, Woods became the first player ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time.
“I can’t wait to see this stunning project come to life,” added Woods.
“Dubai is fast becoming one of the most influential golfing destinations in the world, both for the professional game and for amateurs looking to enjoy the great weather, great courses and amazing lifestyle.”
Site preparation work on the Trump World Golf Club Dubai is already underway, with the course due to open by the end of 2017.
This will be the Trump Organization’s 18th golf property in the world and marks the second world-class course in Dubai with DAMAC Properties.