KN GOLF LINKS
CAMRANH • VIETNAM GREG NORMAN’S latest golf course creation in Vietnam – KN Golf Links Cam Ranh – was officially opened for play last month, after hosting some ‘sneak preview’ rounds throughout 2018.
The Great White Shark said the course’s breadth of character will make for an experience unlike any other in the booming golf nation.
“The scale and natural topography of the property lends itself beautifully to a great variety of golf holes,” he said.
“It plays links because there’s a lot of up and down and natural contouring to the layout, so you get these sensational visuals from tee boxes especially and really cool run-off areas where the ball can roll and turn. It’s a lot of fun already.”
Cam Ranh is Norman’s third course in Vietnam and the first in Cam Ranh, a new resort destination taking shape along an eight kilometre stretch of incomparable coastline less than an hour’s flight from Ho Chi Minh City.
The property is dominated by spectacular white sand dunes and is within minutes of a new US$163 million international airport.
Norman’s 104th course design is located at the southernmost end of that long and gently curving sweep of dunes, interrupted only by a ruggedly beautiful headland and where the height of some of the terrain makes for a number of remarkable viewpoints.
“You can make a course difficult, but you can also make it so people can get around on their own skills,” Norman said. “What’s clear to me here, especially after observing a range of players have a go at it, is that anyone can play all 18 holes here.”