TROON GOLF TO MANAGE WORLD’S FIRST 18-HOLE FLOATING GOLF COURSE IN THE MALDIVES
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce its appointment as the technical advisor on one of golf’s newest and most exciting projects recently unveiled in the Maldives. Developed by the Dutch Docklands company, the industry experts in floating technology, the $500 million project is scheduled for completion in 2015 and will include a world-class golf facility, interconnected by revolutionary underwater tunnels.
The idyllic Maldives development, which has yet to be officially named, will incorporate a set of advanced floating islands with unique opportunities for sustainable development and will leave no carbon footprint on the environment. The state-of-the-art golf course is expected to attract a wealth of new tourism and investment opportunities to the country. The floating island will draw on Troon Golf’s industry leading expertise in service and agronomy to deliver a world-class experience to one of golf’s most unique locations.
“We are thrilled to be involved with such a groundbreaking project in the Maldives,” commented Bruce Glasco, managing director, Troon Golf Europe, Middle East & Africa. “Dutch Docklands is a hugely successful and innovative company and we are excited to work closely with them to help realize the golf aspect of their vision.”
The project is located just a few miles from the airport and the picturesque site will boast luxurious accommodations overlooking the golf course and reef. With world-renowned companies behind the ambitious venture, the end product is sure to boost tourism in the region, attracting travel and golf aficionados from around the world.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 25 countries. Additionally, 46 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.
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