Jumeirah Golf Estates courses on hold

Wind and Water courses future depends on market conditions

The first villas are expected during H1 2010
The first villas are expected during H1 2010

A spokesperson for Jumeirah Golf Estates has confirmed that the Wind and Water courses at the Leisurecorp development are on hold until further notice.

Speaking exclusively to Construction Week, a spokesperson said the courses were part of the long-term plan for the development but would only be considered when it was deemed economically appropriate.

“Wind and Water are still part of the long-term plan, but we’re evaluating when we’ll begin on those, according to market conditions,” he said. Wind was designed by Sergio Garcia, Greg Norman and Pete Dye, while Water was designed by Vijay Singh.

The spokesperson said that the company had not sold anything on the proposed courses, saying that efforts had been focused on the Greg Norman-designed Fire and Earth courses, both of which open on December 1.

“We’ve decided it’s not wise to sell on Wind and Water yet, so we won’t be doing so,” he said.

The spokesperson also confirmed that the first residential developments on Earth and Fire at Jumeirah Golf Estates were expected to be ready for handover during H1 2010, and that 90% of properties had already been sold.

The Earth course will get its world premiere as the venue for the Dubai World Championship on November 19-22.

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