“Who doesn’t like it on land?” Golf on the water
It would seem that everything that could surprise the architects in terms of original projects of Golf courses, has already surprised. In the most unexpected corners of the world, the places chosen as the territory for the game are found. The imagination has nowhere to go. However, enterprising developers in search of an answer to the question ” where else were there no fields?”, came to the original conclusion- “on the water”.
So, in the Maldives, in the Indian ocean, by 2015, it is planned to build the first ever Golf course on the water.
At first glance, it may seem that the project is too large-scale and bold in concept. But the authors are convinced that its implementation will not harm the environment, since solar energy, which is abundant in the Maldives, will be the main source of energy for the field.Moreover, it is planned to use innovative technologies for cooling and desalination of water.
The field will consist of floating 3-4-hole platforms. The total number of holes is 18. Platforms should be connected to each other and hotels by underwater tunnels.
The Republic of Maldives is located on coral Islands. The highest point of land is at a critical low level of water-at an altitude of 2.3 m. If as a result of climate changes on the planet, the water level reaches this indicator-for the Maldives will not be the best times, given the direct dependence of the economy on tourism. President of the Republic Mohamed Nasheed noted that the state plans to buy land in other countries, in case the situation becomes critical and residents have to look for new housing, leaving the flooded Islands.
To implement such grandiose plans, the country is looking for new ways to replenish the state Treasury. A new Golf course is planned to be built near male international airport (5 minutes away). For passengers, this will be a great opportunity to have fun playing Golf while waiting for the flight. According to preliminary data, the project will cost 500 million dollars.