Really, Really Big Floating Golf Course
When you get bored with the municipal golf course in your community, it’s time to expand your horizons. In the near future, you can hop on a plane and head over to the Maldives and play golf on a mind-blowing floating golf course. A golf getaway would be such an outrageous and over-the-top choice in gifts for men who have everything! Make sure to take your very best golf clubs and golfing gadgets – as well as a swimsuit, too!
If you are geographically challenged, Maldives is a country that is comprised of 1,192 islands in the Indian Ocean. On average, the land mass of the Maldives comes in at just 5 feet over sea level; today many of the islands are sinking under water. This almost unreal sounding golf course plan is part of a bigger picture to start replacing the sinking islands with man-made floating “islands” made of concrete slabs and polystyrene foam that are then anchored to the seabed using cables.
To date, the Dutch company that is overseeing the artificial islands has done similar work in the area for prisons and housing – but this will be the first golf course of its kind in the world. Golf enthusiasts will be treated to a surreal experience, accessing the golf course from an underwater tunnel and then emerging to see the links surrounded by a 360-degree view of the ocean. Even the clubhouse is unique, submerged underwater and accessible to guests by an elevator! Visitors can expect the golf course to be ready for play between 2013 and 2015.
This is just a random thought; wonder what would happen if golfers made too many divots? Would the island find itself at the bottom of the sea? Better bring along one of the popular golf gifts from Guyville.com, a four-in-one golf tool that includes a divot fixer!