gototopgototop
EnglishDeutschEspañolFrenchRussian
Register
Home Less Than A Million Sports Golf The Royal Indian Ocean Club
The Royal Indian Ocean Club

THE ROYAL INDIAN OCEAN CLUB - The world´s first floating Golf Course

The world´s first floating Golf Course

A joint-venture between Dutch Docklands and the Government of the Maldives has led to an ambitious masterplan with more than 800 hectares of water with floating developments, including the world's first Floating 18-hole Golf Course. Threatened with rising sea levels from climate change, the island nation may be doomed to a watery grave unless it transitions to floating developments.

THE ROYAL INDIAN OCEAN CLUB - The world´s first floating Golf CourseDeveloped by Dutch Docklands and designed through a collaboration between golf course developer Troon Golf and Waterstudio.NL, the zero-footprint solar-powered golf course will be one of the first floating developments and is expected to bring in a wave of new tourists.

Located five minutes from the Maldives airport, the 18-hole golf course will include luxurious accommodations, which overlook the green fairways and the surrounding reef. The golf course is doubly groundbreaking as it will be built on floating platforms, making it the first floating golf course, and it is also designed to minimize its impact on the surrounding ecosystem. The artificial floating islands will incorporate technologies such as water cooling, water desalination, and the use of floating solar blanket fields. Underwater tunnels will connect the holes and facilities together, while allowing golfers to experience the reef. There will be also an underwater clubhouse and two luxury hotels.

The golf course is scheduled to be open for play in 2013. The $500 million project is scheduled for completion in 2015 and will include 200 villas and about 45 private islands off the Maldives coast.

For further information, please visit Dutch Docklands or Waterstudio.NL

Developer Dutch Docklands
Conceptual design Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL
Developer Dutch Docklands
Conceptual design Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL
Developer Dutch Docklands
Conceptual design Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL
Developer Dutch Docklands
Conceptual design Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL
Developer Dutch Docklands
Conceptual design Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL
Developer Dutch Docklands
Conceptual design Architect Koen Olthuis – Waterstudio.NL