The Tiger Woods Dubai golf course and luxury-home complex will be completed as planned after being pushed months behind schedule by the sheikhdom’s property slump, its developer said.

'We haven’t decided yet on a date for its completion or delivery to the market, but the project is ongoing,' Dubai Properties Group Chief Executive Officer Khalid Al Malik said in an interview. Work on the course, designed by Woods and originally due to be finished by September 2009, has gotten as far as the eighth hole, he said.

Plans for the 55 million-square-foot (5.1m-sq m) Tiger Woods Dubai include 287 luxury villas and mansions, a boutique hotel and a clubhouse. Designs for the villas are being completed before construction starts, Al Malik said.