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Tiger Woods's Dubai dream evaporates in the desert

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Tiger Woods's Dubai dream evaporates in the desert

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    A year after that infamous car crash, the American's fortunes seem as far from recovering as ever, with what has become a $1.1bn mirage in the Dubai desert.
     
    The part-built complex of Tiger Woods Dubai is using a million gallons of water per month to keep the desert at bay. Photograph: Derek Farnsworth The decline and fall of "brand Tiger Woods" is a story best told not by the supermarket tabloids, golf's world rankings or this month's relaunch' of a career and an image so brutally damaged by personal scandal, but by a journey, along the Emirates Road to the south of Dubai and then left and down an unmarked road.
     
    Drive for a mile over the speed bumps, past an abandoned security hut, until Tarmac becomes gravel and then another mile until the gravel becomes sand, and there it is: The Tiger Woods Dubai. The first golf course in world designed by the man many consider, or at least considered, the greatest ever to play the game.
     
    Read the three-year-old press releases and gasp at the numbers. Fifty-five million square feet. Two hundred "residences" – £7m villas, £10m mansions and "palaces". A boutique hotel, a spa and a Michelin-starred restaurant. And then the centrepiece: the Al Ruwaya Golf Club. Eleven thousand imported trees; 22m cubic meters of earth to be moved; and 3m square feet of water. An 18-hole masterpiece hewn from the sand. All hail the winner of "best golf development" at the 2008 Arabian Properties Awards. Estimated total cost on completion: $1.1bn.
     
     
     
     
    FULL ARTICLE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/nov/28/tiger-woods-golf-course-dubai
     
     

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