Swing above the bustle and pollution of Vietnam’s cities to the luxurious green courses of The Dàlat at 1200. By Rachel Ang
Swing above the bustle and pollution of Vietnam’s cities to the luxurious green courses of The Dàlat at 1200
Think Vietnam, and some of the first things that would come to mind are those of its cities: steaming bowls of pho, cheap trinkets, dusty streets, and entire families precariously riding pillion on motorcycles and weaving through crawling traffic, to name a few. Hardly anyone would think of the less urban landscapes of provinces such as Dà Lat, a part of the country that sits on the highlands, 90 minutes away from Hanoi and 40 minutes from Ho Chi Minh, and is relatively untouched by industrial development. But just a short 15- minute chauffeured drive away from Dà Lat’s Lien Khoung Airport lies the perfect exclusive retreat from modern city hassles: The Dàlat at 1200.
Offering a lifestyle of luxury in the midst of untainted nature, The Dàlat at 1200 is the first integrated private estate and country club in South Central Vietnam. With crisp air and miles of lush green land, it is the perfect venue for a game of golf, with a cool highland climate that makes outdoor activities both comfortable and invigorating. Boasting a scenic 18- hole championship golf course designed by golfing legend and executive chairman of the Asian Tour, Kyi Hla Han, The Dàlat at 1200 challenges both amateurs and professionals of the sport with its undulating terrain.
For novices who are keen to pick up the game, The Dàlat at 1200 is ready to receive you with the on-site Asian Tour Performance Golf Institute, equipped with a certified curriculum, qualified trainers, and world- class facilities. These include state- of-the-art simulators, natural turf hitting bays, a 350-yard flat range where you can practice your swing, and even a professional golf shop where you can gear up. Following that wind down in the steam room, or relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi.
At your leisure
As a country club, The Dàlat at 1200 also offers other activities like tennis, swimming, horseback riding, biking as well as water sports on the lake. Dine at The Clubhouse restaurant, which serves local Vietnamese, Asian and international cuisine, or chill out at the bar, lounge, or its in- house library. There are also large courtyards and terraces from which you can watch ongoing games or simply marvel at the magnificent sunset, before returning to one of the spacious private guest rooms that are available for short stays at The Clubhouse.
Living in paradise
Those who are looking to own a piece of this paradise will be glad to know that The Dàlat at 1200 has 49 stand-alone villas and 65 resort residences for sale. With prices starting from US$800,000, the villas come in three types, built on plots ranging from 1,000sqm to 4,800sqm. The residences, on the other hand, come in one-, two- and three- bedroom units, measuring 84sqm to 209sqm. The penthouse units offering panoramic views are especially attractive.
Built along the forest hillside, the residences are designed to amplify the charm and allure of Dà Lat. Pool decks, terraces, and sliding glass screens let in the fresh cool air, while large picture windows and glass façades allow plenty of natural light in, granting stunning views of the verdant golf course, the lake, and the mountains beyond. While the 18- hole golf course is already open, The Clubhouse, villas and resort residences are in the midst of construction, and will be ready by the end of this year. For more information, please visit www.dalat1200.com.