Fighting the climate: Maldives plan a $500 million floating golf course

As I was reading the travel news of the day, one especially caught my eyes. It is one regarding Maldives and an innovative project, one that costs $500 million and that could change an area apparently (as the developers say) with little or no cost to the wildlife-rich coral reefs it will call home.

“Designed by floating architecture specialists Dutch Docklands, the proposed site is just a five-minute speedboat ride from Maldives capital Male, and will offer 27 holes of golf, set upon three interlinked islands.“ Also, from the news we find out that “The government-approved development will also boast around 200 villas, 45 private islands and a conservation center“.

All seems to be a battle with the climate change in the area, a try to make the zone a good and interesting one.

The project has also an important accent on the impact on the environment. But it seems that Dutch Docklands have a green solution and there will be no impact, no pollution. Everything will be clean.

This floating golf project should (is expected to) be ready for play by the end of 2013, will the full development set to launch in 2015.

What do you think of this idea? Would you like to visit in the future this Maldives floating golf course?  Is this project a good one, in your opinion? Can climate change be stopped/fight back by such projects?

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