Maldives Readies to Tee Off

For all of its five-star resorts, beaches and spas, there was one luxury element that the Maldives was missing: golf. We hear, however, that that is all about to change.

According to LUXUO, a luxury blog, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa in Addu Atoll is due to open the first full-sized golf course in the Maldives next week.

"The nine-hole course sits on 7.5 hectares of previously undeveloped land," the article writes. "Designed for recreational golfers, most of the holes are par three and average 123 yards."

This could be the beginning for a big golf scene in the Maldives. A $500 million floating island is in development between Troon Golf and Dutch Docklands, slated for completion in 2015.

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