After the outrageous indoor ski resort in Dubai, it was probably only a matter of time for the indoor trend to spread to other popular though climate-defenseless sports. And golf was definitely on top of the list. A number of Dutch companies who are also world-leaders in the golf sector, decided to embrace the idea and create the Indoor Golf Arena, a sheltered sport center that aims to cater to golf enthusiast around the world.
Scheduled to be completed by 2010 in Netherlands, the magnificent project will cover a total of 34 bays and offer 14,000 square feet of synthetic grass practice facilities. It boasts a fantastic architectural design, shaped like a futuristic cocoon and features pure white frames and generous glass openings. Amenities include 20 state-of-the-art ProTee Golf Simulators, kids’ training course, wellness and fitness facilities, comprehensive golf equipment shop, fine dining, bar and lounge areas, broad business services, and, of course, a 4-star hotel.
The overwhelming concept aspires to become the world’s largest indoor golf centre; quite a confusing statement really, as it is hard to imagine how it can fail, being the only one around. Still, given the chance and the financing, I would rather visit an open space golf resort in a warmer location. As for its instruction-oriented aspect, all that blissful glass should better to watch out for the stray amateur hits.
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