New Course Opens at South­ern Viet­nam

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De­signed by Sch­midt-Cur­ley De­sign, the Moun­tain Course at FLC Golf Links Quy Nhon has been built on a sand-based, pine scrub hillside and fea­tures views of the South China Sea from 16 of its 18 holes. Course high­lights in­clude the 2nd hole, which plays to a dis­tinct fall-away green, while the 15th fea­tures an in­ter­est­ing ‘half-pipe’ dip in front of the green. Cen­tre line haz­ards fea­ture through­out the fair­ways, which has been seeded with Pas­palum turf. The fair­ways have also been de­signed to eas­ily tran­si­tion into the greens. The de­sign in­cor­po­rates the site’s na­tive sand ex­panses, while width off the tee has also been en­sured to help play­ers ne­go­ti­ate the re­gion’s fre­quent strong winds. The tees fea­ture a ‘mini-fair­way’ de­sign, rather than be­ing com­prised of in­di­vid­ual tee com­plexes. The site’s sandy base nat­u­rally aids drainage and fair­way move­ment, while ir­reg­u­lar, me­an­der­ing turf lines have also been cre­ated. “It is cer­tainly one of the best prop­er­ties we have ever had the chance to work on and its de­sign fea­tures are a strong de­par­ture from most other cour­ses in Asia,” said Brian Cur­ley, prin­ci­pal and lead de­signer at Sch­midt-Cur­ley De­sign."

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