Pleas­ant Pastures

Swing above the bus­tle and pol­lu­tion of Viet­nam’s cities to the lux­u­ri­ous green cour­ses of The Dàlat at 1200. By Rachel Ang

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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.

Golfer’s par­adise

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.

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