Tiger Woods plant nursery 'greens' golf course
Dubai, January 11, 2009
The plant nursery of Tiger Woods Dubai, a member of Tatweer Dubai, has started supporting the horticultural requirements of the 55 million sq ft Al Ruwaya Golf Course.
The golf course now boasts over 60 acres of grass – the equivalent of nine holes – and houses nearly 4,500 trees in addition to a wide variety of shrubs.
The nursery also features a reverse osmosis (RO) plant that purifies 5,000m3/day of treated sewage effluent (TSE) water to specified standards.
'We will continue to adopt the latest technologies in all facets of our project, including advanced water management techniques,' said Abdulla Al Gurg, project director, The Tiger Woods Dubai.
“We are keen to uphold the exclusivity of the destination that is set to become one of the most sought after golf developments in the world,” he added.
Sod harvesting is another process that is being implemented at The Tiger Woods Dubai to ensure good quality turf.
Al Ruwaya Golf Course, first in the world to be designed by Tiger Woods Design, will be the only course in the Middle East to utilise this method of grassing on the entire golf course. As part of the process, grass from the nursery is cut in a roll and laid in one-meter wide strips on the shaped hole.
In addition to other key progress areas, Tatweer has entered into several strategic agreements to ensure The Tiger Woods Dubai remains a destination for the elite, said a statement.
The widely acclaimed Lebanese designer Elie Saab has been contracted to craft the interiors of a 360,000 square feet boutique hotel at The Tiger Woods Dubai, while the renowned three-star Michelin chef Guy Savoy has been signed up for a signature restaurant, his first in the Middle East, at the boutique hotel.
Located at Dubailand, the world’s most ambitious leisure, tourism and entertainment destinations, The Tiger Woods Dubai is fast taking shape as an exclusive golf community encompassing a professionally-staffed golf academy; a 139,000 sq ft clubhouse with premium amenities; a high-end destination spa; 22 palaces; 75 mansions, and 100 luxury villas and community service facilities.-TradeArabia News Service