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Tiger’s Dubai Course Shut Down
Tiger Woods’ ‘Al Ruwaya’ golf course in Dubai has been scrapped and the development cancelled according to reports in Dubai.
The luxury development was announced in 2006 where they unveiled plans to build an exclusive golf community of 300 luxury villas and 20 mansions around Tiger’s first ever course design complete with a golf academy, 60,000-square-foot clubhouse and 80-suite boutique hotel.
“I have a vision of creating something that is uniquely mine — from the detailed layout of each hole to the Mediterranean architecture to the top-line gym equipment in the clubhouse — unlike anything else. And through my partnership with Tatweer, I want to realise this vision in Dubai,” said Tiger at the time.
When the global economic crisis began to take effect in Dubai, however, the scheduled launch of 2009 was delayed pending a further decision to “restart the project."