PHOTOS: Tiger Woods’s golf courses around the world
April 17, 2017
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Opened April 2016
Conjured up from a long-closed, unfinished Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw project, Bluejack National benefits from a property that's somewhat unusual for Houston, with natural water hazards, elevation changes and mature trees, including its namesake oaks. Thank to these existing corridors from its previous life, and an abundance of natural hazards, Bluejack National possessed a rare maturity on opening day. Echoing his design philosophy first realized at Diamante's El Cardonal in Mexico, Woods says, From a design standpointI try to create optionsto make it friendlybut challenging for all levels." -Joe Passov"
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Opened December 2014
Diamante's El Cardonal is a sturdy test from the tips, at 7,363 yards, par 72, with a slope of 140 and a rating of 75.9. From the middle set of the five tees, however, it's a very manageable 6,291 yards, with a 70.9 rating and 127 slope. Fairways are wide ("it's windy here," Woods said, "so we provided width"), greens are large and sport of variety of shapes and contours and recoveries are easily in reach, even with the desert framing most of the holes.-Joe Passov
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Opened December 2016
What makes the Oasis special? It can be played as both a 12-hole par-3 course OR a three-hole course featuring a par 3, 4 and 5. In the tweets Woods sent to announce the new short course, he shared that the 12-hole course could be played in an hour and the three-hole course in just over an hour. He also added, "I want to design fun, playable courses that bring people together and bring golfers back to the game."-Sean Steinemann
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Expected opening 2018
Dubbed The Playgrounds" the course will be 10 holesranging from 70 to 165 yardsand routed along the coast. There are plans for an 18-hole track as wellin addition to luxury cottages and beach-front estates that are currently under construction.-Coleman McDowell"
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Expected opening 2018
Woods announced in December 2014 that he would team with Donald Trump to craft a new 18-hole championship course for Trump World Golf Club Dubai. The new course will be located within the 55 million square-foot master community of Akoya Oxygen, a Trump Organization/DAMAC Properties collaboration. Coincidence or not, the new course will be mostly located on the site of his aborted first design, Al Ruwaya, that was abandoned before completion in 2009.- Joe Passov
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"This project can create incredible possibilities for the community on the South Side" Woods said when the project was first announced. "We want to design a course that everyone will enjoy."
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Woods will overhaul Beijing Tian'an Holiday Golf Club, a 27-hole facility just outside the capital that will reopen as Pacific Links National Golf Club. Woods has been hired by Pacific Links International, a Canada-based company that markets a global reciprocal membership plan to golfers. The course will anchor the Pacific Links' 27 Club" which the company says will feature a collection of 12 layouts in the Beijing and nearby Tianjin regions designed by such marquee names as Greg NormanErnie ElsFred Couples and Pete Dye. -Josh Sens"
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Similar to Woods's Cardoval design also at Diamante, this planned 18-hole course will offer golfers the chance to choose a variety of options from tee to green, with plenty of places for recovery shots and strategy. The course will be built in a low area of the land that is secluded and protected from wind.
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TGR Design announced April 18, 2017, that it has inked a deal to build its first public-access course, called Payne's Valley, for the Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo., just south of Branson on the Arkansas border. Woods will also design a short course. Already on the property are the Tom Fazio-designed Buffalo Ridge Springs course and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Top of the Rock, a splashy par-3 layout. Gary Player is opening another short course there, and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw are working on a second championship course for Big Cedar Lodge, set to open in 2018.--Joe Passov