Velaa Private Island Opens World’s Most Exclusive Golf Academy

José María Olazábal unveiled the new Velaa Golf Academy, the worlds most exclusive short game golf academy.

Golf & Land Design’s site manager Shaun Merriman did a great job in this luxurious (yet difficult) conditions and managed to produce along with Olazabal’s designer Toni Ortner something truly special.


Golf Business news reports:

Developers of Velaa Private Island, today welcomed their designer elect and two-time Major Champion, José MaríaOlazábal to unveil one of golf’s most captivating new projects. The new Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal has been created in collaboration with the golfing legend and features a stunning golf course and academy. The all-encompassing facility sits proudly amidst an exclusive private island in the Maldives that is home to 48 private pool villas, located in the northern part of the Noonu Atoll, just north of Malé. Velaa Private Island was born out of the passion for the region of owner, Jiri Smejc and his wife Radka, and their desire to create the most Private place on earth.

José María, who has achieved the highest accolades in the world of golf, was selected by Velaa PrivateIsland’s ownership as the designer of the unique deluxe academy that will take centre stage in the island’s array of recreational attractions. The golf course has been crafted to give guests the option to fine tune their game as well as relax and enjoy the experience created by Olazábal’s acclaimed design team.

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