Ipswich, England: 22nd June, 2009 - The Tiger Woods Dubai, a member of Tatweer, today announced it has contracted Ransomes Jacobsen, the UK-based turf equipment manufacturer, to supply over AED 8 million (£1.5 million) worth of golf course maintenance equipment for its centrepiece, Al Ruwaya Golf Club, the first golf course design created by Tiger Woods Design.
Ransomes Jacobsen's distributor in Dubai, Desert Turf Care, was central in winning the business following detailed discussions with The Tiger Woods Dubai and IMG Golf Course Management, operators of the Al Ruwaya Golf Course. All equipment required to maintain the golf course to tournament-ready conditioning both through grow-in and maintenance has been delivered. Having maintenance equipment on site will allow the team time for training and refinement.
Abdulla Al Gurg, Project Director of The Tiger Woods Dubai, said: "The deal with Ransomes Jacobsen is indicative of our continued progress on Al Ruwaya Golf Course. Our attention to detail and dedication to sourcing the best expertise in the world, proves our steadfast commitment to the project. Ransomes Jacobsen has been selected for its strong track record and pioneering position in the industry."
Detailed shaping and grassing is progressing on the 7,800 yard, par 72 championship course. The design includes dramatic elevation changes, stunning water features and an overall layout that will challenge and entertain golfers of all skill levels. In addition, it will also include a professionally-staffed golf academy and clubhouse.
David Withers, Managing Director at Ransomes Jacobsen, said: "This is highly significant business for our organisation. Our high profile across the Middle East and strong distributor network validate the world-class expertise that we bring to such prestigious developments. The Al Ruwaya Golf Club is a key addition to our distinctive portfolio of global projects."
Located at Dubailand, the world's most ambitious leisure, tourism and entertainment destination, The Tiger Woods Dubai is fast taking shape as an exclusive golf community encompassing a professionally-staffed golf academy; clubhouse with premium amenities; 22 palaces; 75 mansions, and 100 luxury villas and community service facilities.