By Staff writer
Dubai developer announces new tie-up with US tycoon for golf course in Akoya Oxygen project
Damac Properties has announced it will be developing a second golf course and related facilities in Dubai with the Trump Organisation.
The Trump World Golf Club Dubai will be set within Damac's new 55 million square foot development, Akoya Oxygen in Dubailand. The 18-hole Championship-standard course will include a club house, restaurants and pro shop, Construction Week Online reported.
It is the second development for the Trump Organisation in Dubai, following the Trump International Golf Club, Dubai at Akoya by Damac, which was launched in May 2013 and is due to open in late 2015.
Damac Properties confirmed the designer of the course, a world-renowned golf professional, and will be announcing the name in the coming weeks.
Ziad El Chaar, managing director, Damac Properties, said: “This golf course will complement the ethos of Akoya Oxygen, as the greenest and most lush living environment anywhere in the region.
“The Trump Organisation is renowned as the best golf course owners and operators in the world and will deliver the highest quality service to players coming to enjoy Dubai’s great climate and Akoya Oxygen’s great facilities.”
Dubai is one of the favoured golfing destinations in the world, according to professional services company, KMPG, that rated the emirate as the sixth most popular location for golfers.
“I have been hugely impressed with the quality and professionalism of everything in Dubai and it was a natural progression to bring another world-class course to the emirate,” said Donald J Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organisation.
“The Trump World Golf Club Dubai will complement the Trump International Golf Club and its residential component perfectly and elevate Dubai’s already strong golf industry to the highest levels of luxury.”
Ground has already been broken at Akoya Oxygen with the course set to open by the end of 2017.