The first floating golf course in the world
By mustang6560 on 8/16/12
Chances are you've never been to the state of Idaho. However, I'm willing to bet you've heard of Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course and its floating green.

The 14th green at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is truly unique as it's the only floating green in the world. But, soon, very soon, it will lose it's notoriety as the island nation of Maldives is building a floating golf course.
A round of golf on a course surrounded by sea might seem like a strange idea.

However, add in the fact that said sea is the stunning Indian Ocean and throw in a cooling cocktail at the 19th hole and suddenly the idea seems to have legs.

The Maldives has revealed plans for a radical £320m floating course, which players access by an undersea tunnel.

The course is part of a massive plan to replace the sinking islands with a network of man made, floating islands.
If the course is going to cost £320 million ($502 million) to build, I wonder what they're going to charge for a standard greens fee? If it's reasonable and if I'm ever in the Middle East or Asia, then I'll definitely plan a trip to play golf on the Royal Indian Ocean Club Golf Course.

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[ comments ]
joe jones says:
Can I get the water ball retrieval concession?
Duke of Hazards says:
that whole resort looks awesome. it just made my bucket list. better start saving up.
mjaber says:
I'm not going to hold my breath. I don't think this will ever be completed, and if it is, I doubt Mother Nature is going to let it stay around very long.
Banker85 says:
For once, I agree with mjaber. Never thought I would string together those words before.
Matt McGee says:
I'm 30 miles from the Coeur d'Alene resort, and it looks like something over 8,000 from Maldives. I'll stick to the little floater.
mmontisano says:
to vacation in the Maldives is incredibly expensive to begin with, so I think this course will be way out my price range. plus throw in the cost for all of your lost balls. too much...
falcon50driver says:
Maybe someone here has seen this too. Somewhere I played had a driving range with floating greens to fire at. The balls were floating balls and they were washed ashore by the wind. I think it was somewhere in Florida.
mantajim says:
Merlin, it may be the Lake Buena Vista course in DisneyWorld, they have island targets and floating balls. The pond had a fountain in it that constantly moved the ball to shore.
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