US golfing legend Tiger Woods has expressed his delight with the progress made on the golf course he is designing in Dubai.
After visiting the golf course at Damac's Akoya Oxygen development, Woods said he is looking forward to seeing the project advance further in the months ahead, ahead of its planning opening next year.
The golfer, a winner of 14 major tournaments, is the designer of the Trump World Golf Club Dubai - a key attraction located at Damac's second and upcoming master planned golf community.
The golf club will also be the second in Dubai to be operated by the Trump Organisation, following the Trump International Golf Club Dubai to open later this month.
Woods reviewed plans with Damac's chairman, Hussain Sajwani, and also provided design direction while touring the construction of the first few holes, Damac said in a statement.
Also on the site visit were members of the TGR Design team working on the 18-hole, par 72, 7,400 yard championship golf course and clubhouse facility as well as representatives from Damac Properties and Trump Golf.
Damac confirmed that the backbone infrastructure design has been completed and construction works are underway on the Trump World Golf Club Dubai. There will also be a clubhouse, restaurants and a pro-shop along with practice facilities, staffed by PGA qualified teaching professionals.
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Niall McLoughlin, senior vice president, Damac Properties, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Tiger Woods to see first-hand the progress on Trump World Golf Club Dubai, which is progressing as planned and is set to open in 2018.
"As an expert designer of the world-class golf course and as an iconic pro golfer whose experience has allowed him to play golf all over the world, Tiger Woods’ insights were invaluable in ensuring the golf course is truly world-class.
"He was delighted with the level of progress to date and looks forward to seeing the project advance further in the months ahead.”
Akoya Oxygen is a 55-million sq ft master development that will showcase the greenest living spaces in Dubai, Damac added.