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World’s first floating golf course to be solar powered

Andrea Divirgilio / April 23, 2011

worlds first floating golf course

We have seen the floating luxury hotels and the floating islands, but the idea of a floating golf course seems truly exciting. Waterstudio.NL, Dutch Docklands and Troon Golf have unveiled plans to build the world’s first floating golf course in the Maldives. Just five minutes from the Maldives airport, the golf course will be solar powered, and will include luxurious accommodations with breathtaking views of the greens and the surrounding reefs. The 18-hole golf course will be built on floating platforms, which makes it the world’s first floating golf course.

The project will incorporate technologies, such as water cooling, water desalination and the use of floating solar blanket fields. The 18 holes and other facilities will be linked together with the underwater tunnels. The amazing project is estimated to cost a whopping $500 million.

This floating golf course is bound to attract investment and tourism to the country, and will pave the way for new floating developments.

Via: Inhabitat/Waterstudio.NL/Dutch Docklands/Troon Golf

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