Maldives set to have $500 million floating golf course

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Ever dreamt of playing 18 holes in the middle of paradise?

That dream will soon be a reality thanks to a Dutch company who've announced plans to build a $500 million floating golf course in the Maldives.

Featuring 18 holes connected by underwater tunnels, the course will be made up of several islands floating in the Indian Ocean, which will contain two or three holes each.

The floating islands will also be linked to a series of hotels by more underwater tunnels, which will overlook the golf course and surrounding coral reefs.

Not only is it a pretty cool idea, the project also has an environmentally aware side - it will be powered by solar energy with sustainable desalination and water cooling techniques, and will work in co-operation with the Maldives' rising sea levels.

Dutch Docklands, a company which has a reputation for producing zero footprint floating projects, is the developer behind this latest project, and they claim that it will be a 'scarless development, which has zero footprint on the Maldives region'.

The project will be designed by Waterstudio.NL, and Troon Golf, and is due for completion in 2015.

There's no word as yet on how much 18 holes on this golfer's paradise will set you back...

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