Golfer Tiger Woods visited the Akoya Oxygen project to review the progress of the project’s golf course, announced Damac Properties the developer.
The U.S. Pro golfer and winner of 14 major titles designed the Trump World Golf Club in Dubai, which is under construction at this time.
Woods had been in Dubai to take part in the Dubai Desert Classic last week, but he withdrew due to back spasms.
However, he took advantage of being there to visit the 18-hole 7,400-yard par 72 championship course. He reviewed the course’s plans with Hussain Sajwani the chairman of Damac and provided valuable design direction said the statement.
The golf club will be Dubai’s second that will be operated by Trump’s organization following the opening later in February of Trump International Golf Club.
Damac Senior Vice President Niall McLoughlin said that it was a pleasure to have Tiger Woods visiting the project to see on a first hand basis how progress is going with the project.
The statement released by McLoughlin also said that the project is going as planned and will be ready to open on time during 2018.
Damac Properties last December confirmed that its construction package bids for golf courses at Akoya Oxygen had been awarded to them and that work was under way on each of them.
The statement said that backbone infrastructure design had been completed, its mobilization works were completed and its engineering works were now in progress.
The golf club, besides its championship course, will have restaurants, a pro-shop and large clubhouse. There also will be a huge practice facility that will be staffed by PGA teaching professionals for club members to receive golf lessons.
In addition to the golf club, the 55-million sq. foot project Akoya Oxygen, being built by Damac, will include hotels, luxury residences and many other facilities.
It will feature as well what is being billed as the first tropical rainforest in Dubai and a number of different healthy dining locations, a fresh market, nurseries and schools.
Damac this past December said that it appointed 8 individual main contractors to complete the construction of the development’s 5,675 villas.
Dubai has continued large scale growth even though the drop in the price of oil has created less revenue for the government. Private enterprise in the emirate has boomed in the technology sector attracting large numbers of foreign companies to open offices there.