Golf Courses

Tiger's Desert Project

Exclusive photos of Tiger Woods' endangered design in Dubai

January 30, 2011

According to, the Al Ruwaya design project in Dubai is to be an 18-hole championship golf course surrounded by 100 villas, 75 mansions, 22 palaces, a 360,000 square-foot boutique hotel with 90 suites and 14 bungalows, a golf academy, a 139,000-square-foot clubhouse and a community center with luxury retail shops.

Construction began in 2007 and was targeted for completion in September 2009 -- but, like many ambitious endeavors in Dubai, it has become a victim of the bursting of the real estate bubble.

On Monday, 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.

Al Ruwaya means "serenity," but that's far from the mood surrounding Tiger's first golf course design project.

-- Ron Sirak

Tiger Woods' Dubai Course

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