Tiger Woods Design
Tiger Woods Design, or TWD, is the name of Tiger Woods's golf course design company. The stated mission of TWD is "to utilize Tiger's world-renowned experience, his boundless pursuit of excellence and his love of golf to create a unique collection of amazing courses around the world." The company currently has three golf courses under construction. Woods has stated that he and the Company are content with one or two select projects at a time.
The Tiger Woods Dubai
The dead The Tiger Woods Dubai (Arabic: زي تايجر وودز دبيّ) project would have been the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course and golf resort in the world. The planned golf course and resort is located at Dubailand, Dubai's largest tourism and leisure complex. The golf course and resort was a joint venture between Tiger Woods Design and Tatweer, a member company of Dubai Holding.
According to Dubai Properties Group Chief Executive Officer Khalid Al Malik "Work on the course, designed by Woods and originally due to be finished by September 2009, has gotten as far as the eighth hole". (Feb 2010) On January 31, 2011, the golf course developer acknowledged the project has been shelved because of "market conditions." "It's been put on hold," Woods told the Associated Press on Sunday. On April 2, 2011 The New York Times quoted an official from Golf in Dubai, which markets the emirate as a golfing destination, as saying that the project was "as good as dead and buried". The holes that were built are expected to be reclaimed by the desert.
The Cliffs at High Carolina
The Cliffs at High Carolina is the Company's first course in the United States. The private course will sit at about 4,000 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Swannanoa, North Carolina. It will be the eighth course developed at The Cliffs. Others have been designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player.
This golf course started being constructed in early 2009, which will be completed in late 2010, and will be 6,835 yards par 70 course. The course will be located in Ensenada, Mexico, which the name of this course translates to the meaning of "wild point." This golf course is being designed on a peninsula with 17 of the tees or greens touching the Pacific Ocean. Punta Brava will feature with its 16th, 17th and 18th holes run-up the Pacific Ocean a unique ending sequence. This will be Tiger Woods' first golf course designed on the oceanfront. The course property will have 40 estate sites, 80 villa residences, private hotel with 20 villas each having a private pool.
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