Woods in talks to revive Dubai course
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Tiger Woods says he plans to talk with developers about reviving his stalled Dubai golf estate, which was hit by the financial downturn.
A statement last month by the golf course developer – part of a conglomerate controlled by Dubai’s debt-squeezed ruler – said “market conditions” were behind the decision to suspend work on the project. It includes a boutique hotel and sheik-style palaces.
Woods is in Dubai to play at the Dubai Desert Classic this week. He says he has meetings set up with Dubai Properties Group and “a lot depends” on what the developer wants to do.
Only a few holes have been completed on the $1 billion course. It’s the centerpiece for a complex of 100 villas, 75 mansions and 22 palaces.