Troon announces remarkable plans

Floating golf course in the Indian Ocean

Golfmagic correspondent
Tue, 3 May 2011
Troon announces remarkable plans

Troon Golf has announced a quite extraordinary new development in the Maldives – a floating golf course.

The exciting $500 million project, recently unveiled at the Indian Ocean islands, is to be developed by world-renowned experts in floating technology, Dutch Docklands, and is due to be completed in 2015.

The world-class golf facility will be interconnected by revolutionary underwater tunnels.

“We are thrilled to be involved in such a truly groundbreaking project,” said Troon MD Bruce Glasco. “Dutch Docklands are a hugely successful and innovative company and we are excited at the prospect on working closely with them on helping them realise the golf aspect of their vision.”

The idyllic Maldives development incorporates a set of artificial floating islands that include exciting new and unique opportunities for sustainable development such as watercooling, sweet water collection floating on saltwater and use of floating solar blanket fields.

The scarless development, which has zero footprint on the Maldives region will include state-of-the-art golf courses that look set to bring a wealth of new tourism and investment to the country.

The floating islands will draw on Troon Golf’s industry leading expertise in delivering a world class product and its experience at some of golf’s most challenging and unique locations.

The project is located just five minutes from the airport and the picturesque site will boast luxurious accommodation which will overlook the golf course and reef. With world renowned companies behind the ambitious venture, the end product looks set to boost tourism in the region attracting travelling and golfing aficionados from around the world.