Tiger's Dubai Course
By Kickntrue on 11/29/10
Remember all that hoopla about Tiger Woods' first course design in Dubai? You certainly cannot be blamed if this is the first you've thought of it in a couple years. It wasn't just Tiger's past 12 months that have made it seem like an afterthought. The state of the global economy actually caught up with it first.
"The Tiger Woods Dubai: a dust-bowl, an empty car park, an 'Arabian palace' as real as a Hollywood film set," Donegan writes. "Like so much else in post-boom Dubai, the palace is a facade, propped up by wooden beams. Behind it lies a collection of portable cabins that in the glory days of the economic boom served as a sales office. These days the salesmen have gone, to be replaced by a handful of cleaners and maintenance staff trying to keep alive what is left of the $1.1bn fantasy."

Only six holes were completed and the remaining 12 never got beyond the outline stage. Will it ever get done, Donegan asks? "Who knows? It could be great if it ever gets finished, but we don't know if it will ever get finished," says one member of the staff. "They better make a decision soon because we are struggling to keep the desert at bay."
A decision will supposedly be made in February to decide whether or not to scrap the project. I hope Tiger got paid up front! I'm guessing Elin's already spending that dough.

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[ comments ]
Swingem says:
A perfect metaphore for TW's ambitions to break Jack's majors record.
coojofresh says:
nothing will ever last in the desert.
falcon50driver says:
Yeah, just look at Las Vegas, It'll never catch on.
Kurt the Knife says:
cant hold back the desert forever. without a lot of money
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