Check Out This $500 Million Floating Golf Course In The Middle Of The Indian Ocean

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Dutch Docklands, the global leader in floating developments, concepts, and infrastructures, is on its way to building the first floating golf course, which will also become the most expensive golf course ever built (via Larry Olmsted).At a steep price of $500 million, the golf resort is expected to be finished by 2015 and will include a 27-hole golf course, a yacht club, a hotel, private islands, and villas.

Construction has yet to begin.

The golf course itself will be on a series of islands with underwater tunnels connecting the holes. Troon Golf, an industry leader, will run the golf course.

Once completed, the golf resort will beat out the current most expensive courses, the estimated $250 million Liberty National in New Jersey, and the estimated $150 million Bayonne Golf Club, also in New Jersey.

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