This is the intended first-of-its-kind golf course that gives a whole new meaning to the words “water hazard” in the refined sport of golf. It’s a floating golf course in the Maldives!
Dutch developers will be building the world’s first floating golf course in the Maldives, the small group of islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and the three corporations involved, Waterstudio.NL, Dutch Docklands and Troon Golf, have some fantastic concepts on how it will look and function.
Expected designs will include underwater tunnels that will connect the 18 holes, all while golfers get to experience the incredible marine life and reefs when travelling through the tunnels, as well as deluxe accommodation that is planned to overlook the fairways and the island paradise’s renowned reefs.
At a cost of $500 million it will be built on floating platforms and is planned to be a zero-footprint solar-powered golf course, minimizing its impact on the surrounding ecosystem. The intentional location of the golf course is only a couple of minutes from the airport in the Maldives, making it convenient to get to, and we have no doubt that when it’s complete it will be a mecca for golfers around the world.