Dubai gets first Tiger signature course

Tiger Woods, chairman of both Tiger Woods Design, and Tatweer,
a member of Dubai Holding has announced
plans for ‘Al Ruwaya,’ the first-ever course designed by Woods in “The
Tiger Woods - Dubai.”“The Tiger Woods - Dubai” will be an exclusive golf community that will
include ‘Al Ruwaya,’ a Tiger Woods designed Golf Course, professionally-
staffed golf academy; a 60,000-square-foot clubhouse with the latest
amenities and comforts; an 80-suite boutique hotel for VIP guests; 300
luxury villas; 20 mansions and a community retail area.
  ‘Al Ruwaya’ will be 7,700 yards, par 72 championship-quality course,
embodying Woods’ vision of the ideal course design. The course will include
dramatic elevation changes, lush landscaping, stunning water features and
an overall design program that will challenge and entertain golfers of all
playing abilities.
  “Why Dubai? Because I am excited about the challenge of transforming a
desert terrain into a world-class golf course,” said Tiger Woods. “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 realize this vision in Dubai.”
  The landmark golf course community is scheduled for completion in late
2009 over an area of 25.3 million sq ft at ‘Dubailand,’ the region’s
largest tourism and leisure project along Emirates Road, an outer by-pass
road in Dubai.
  H.E. Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and
Executive Chairman of Dubai Holding said: “This initiative reinforces the
great development pace that Dubai has achieved within diverse domains to
become one of the most recognized cities in the world.”
  Woods, who launched Tiger Woods Design in early November 2006, made a
dedicated trip to Dubai to showcase his first golf project and to continue
his hands-on involvement in the design of the golf course.