Trump International Golf Course in Dubai will be fully grassed by Q1 2015.

And building work on the new clubhouse is expected to start by the end of this year.

The 7,205-yard par 71, 18-hole Championship course, headed by US billionaire Donald Trump, is the focal point of the 42 million square foot Akoya by Damac project off Umm Suqeim Road in Dubailand.

There are 12 holes completely grassed at the moment in addition to the driving range, the lakes are in (and are being used as a valuable tool in helping to irrigate the surrounding greenery), while sand capping and shaping is complete.

The project will include a 30,000m clubhouse – claimed to be the largest of its kind in Dubai – as well as a Trump Spa & Wellness centre.
Niall McLoughlin, senior vice president, Damac Properties, told Construction Week: “Site preparation is underway for the Trump International Golf clubhouse, which has an eight-metre elevation on the site.

“The designs have all been finished and we’re now at a point of detailed design and construction for that. It’s about a 24-month build on the clubhouse. Construction will start at the end of this year, early next year.”

The Trump International Golf Course is flanked by 104 exclusive Trump Estates villas and mansions. While Akoya by Damac also includes luxury serviced hotel apartments, a 132kv substation, a 2.5km retail strip – The Drive at Akoya by Damac, schools and a hospital.

McLoughlin said: “We are targeting that the complete development will be finished by the end of 2018 and that’ll include the Drive at Akoya by Damac.”