Gil Hanse, designer of the 2016 Olympic Games golf course in Rio De Janeiro, has been confirmed as the designer for the golf course by Trump International, to be located in the ‘AKOYA by DAMAC’ master development.
Hanse, a world-renowned golf course architect, will also be renovating the famed ‘Blue Monster’ at Trump National Doral, Miami, the current home of the World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship, an official PGA Tour event.
“We have always aspired to design courses around the globe and Dubai is one of the most sought after golfing destinations in the world,” said Hanse. “It is an honour to team up with Mr. Trump again and we are looking forward to bringing forth our expertise to develop a strategic, fun and interesting course, which will fit into its surroundings, while being accessible for all.”
In addition to designing the golf course Hanse will also oversee the development of the Golf Academy, double-ended driving range, chipping area and putting greens. The Academy is expected to integrate the most advanced technology from the United States with qualified professional to help hone the skills of players.
The 7,205-yard, par 71, 18-hole Championship course is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.