Ryder Cup legend José María Olazábal has opened one of the world’s most exclusive golf academies in the Maldives – inviting players to “practice in paradise”.
The new Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal ontheexclusive Velaa Private Island features an idyllic 9-hole Par 3 course and high-tech swing studio.
The challenging layout is specifically designed for golfers to practice the Spanish champion’s famously accurate short and mid-iron game – featuring six immaculate greens guarded by bunkers and a lake, with nine tees from a range of distances between 65 and 180 yards.
“Golfers can hit all the shots imaginable, from mid-irons to wedges and short-game. In short, practice in paradise," he said.
The facility headlines an array of recreational attractions at the prestigious new private island resort of 45 private pool villas in the northern part of Noonu Atoll, just north of Malé.
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