Golf Australia - - 19TH HOLE -

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.”

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