Golf Where Jesus Prayed
I've heard talk about a golf course planned on Arbel overlooking the Sea of Galilee for years, but this JPost article makes it sound like it's getting closer to realization. (Interpreted for those unfamiliar with the Israeli system, that means that there are now less than 472,325 legal obstacles remaining.) Here are a few numbers mentioned in the article:
2: Number of 18-hole golf courses in Galilee
150: Cost of the ultra-luxury resort (in millions of dollars)
8: Cost of water treatment plant already built (in millions of dollars)
The official website: www.israelbythesea.com
There will also is a golf course planned for Eilat, and JPost has a computer-generated image of what it might look like.
This blog post title is an allusion to the idea that Arbel may have been the mountain on which Jesus withdrew to pray (Matt 14:23; Mark 6:46; Luke 6:12). I should trademark it and trade it to the developers for one of the gazillion-dollar memberships.