Tiger Woods to design his first ocean front course for luxury Mexican project

Champion golfer Tiger Woods is to design his first oceanfront course for a new property development in Mexico.

Punta Brava, a private golf and ocean club, on the Baja coast of Mexico is the third project that he has become involved with and he said he does not intend to design lots of course, making those he is involved with even more prestigious.

'I'm not going to probably design a lot of golf courses over the course of my career. I don't have the time to design 10 golf courses a year like some guys do, nor do I want to,' he said.

Woods, who is hoping to return soon to competitive golf after successful knee surgery, is keen to meet the challenge of creating a course with ocean views on a spectacular rocky peninsula that juts out into the sea. 'You will see the ocean from all the 18 holes. I have tried to incorporate the views and rock formations so that you will feel part of this amazing peninsula all the time you are playing,' he said.

His other courses are the Cliffs at High Carolina in North Carolina and the Al Ruwaya in Dubai.

This latest development will offer about 125 homes and lots priced at $3 million and up, as well as an 18-hole par 70 golf course from which you can see the sea from every hole. There will be a luxury hotel and spa, private clubhouse and restaurants.

Scheduled to break ground next year and complete in 2011, the €100 million project won't be affected by the global financial woes according to developers The Flagship Group. 'It will be built completely with the developers' own money and will require no loans,' said development team spokesman Brady Oman.

The rugged coastline of northern Baja, which is easily accessible from San Diego, California, is attracting large amounts of development including a Donald Trump project.