Friday, March 19, 2010

Tiger Woods at discount prices

'Tiger Woods at discount prices', reads an announcement board in a cloth store, most probably in Dubai.

US professional Golfer Tiger Woods announced on December 3, 2006 that he would develop his first golf course in the United Arab Emirates through his golf course design company, Tiger Woods Design. The planned golf resort, ‘The Tiger Woods Dubai’ will cover 580 acres (2.35 squire km) par-72 course named Al Ruwaya, a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 squire meters) clubhouse, a golf academy, 320 exclusive villas and a boutique hotel with 80 suites.

The Tiger Woods Dubai is a joint venture between Woods and Tatweer, a subsidiary company of the Dubai government-owned Dubai Holding. Woods chose Dubai because he was excited about the ‘challenge of transforming a desert terrain into a world-class golf course’, according to reports. The project was scheduled to be finished in late 2009 at Dubailand, the region's largest tourism and leisure project. However, economic difficulties following the debt crisis in Dubai in late 2009 have delayed the completion of the project.

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