Dutch company hopes to build floating course in Miami

The Dutch company that aims to build a “floating” golf course in the Maldives may also build one in Miami.

Dutch Docklands has reportedly met twice with Miami’s mayor, in the hope of winning his endorsement of a plan to create a 500- to 1,000-acre artificial island in Biscayne Bay. The island would sprout houses, hotels, office space, shopping areas, and maybe a golf course.

“We hope to come to an agreement this week, the chairman of the city’s Dutch Chamber of Commerce told Miami Today.

If things don’t work out in Miami, Dutch Dockland may look to do its first U.S. venture in New York City, Cincinnati, or the Florida Keys.

In the Maldives, Dutch Docklands hopes to construct the world’s first “floating” 18-hole golf course, along with a nine-hole “academy” course, with development assistance from Troon Golf. The firm hasn’t announced a designer for the complex, but last year it was said to have short-listed a half-dozen candidates.


This would put Miami on the map with great water-cities such as Amsterdam and Venice. Miami has the potential to be a great city if the folks who run it explore creative and bold projects rather than the concrete wall of high-rise cluttering the coastal fronts. Who is better than the Dutch to develop such a concept! Neo www.eco-float.com

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