Sir Nick Faldo, Viet­nam and La­guna Lang Co.

Golf Vacations - - Contents - For more info visit­gu­

Lang Co, Viet­nam: Viet­nam is gear­ing up for The Faldo Se­ries Asia Grand Fi­nal, hosted at the five-star in­te­grated re­sort, La­guna Lang Co in Hue, Viet­nam. The Faldo-de­signed Cham­pi­onship course sets the most im­pres­sive back­drop against the Truong Son Moun­tain Range and the ocean front of Chan May Bay. Flanked by the Angsana Res­i­dences and the im­pres­sive Banyan Tree Lang Co, the course has el­e­vated its stature amongst the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional golf com­mu­nity, with Faldo quick to recog­nise the progress of the club and des­ti­na­tion.

“The work that is be­ing done at La­guna Golf Lang Co is hav­ing a tremen­dous ef­fect,” said the six-time Ma­jor cham­pion. “Our am­bi­tion was to cre­ate an iconic course that would com­ple­ment this truly unique cor­ner of Viet­nam and be­come es­tab­lished as a recog­nised global golf des­ti­na­tion. What we have here to­day, is cer­tainly em­blem­atic of our vi­sion and I’m proud to host my Se­ries Asia Grand Fi­nal here.”

Sir Nick went on to recog­nise the vi­sion and im­por­tance of Viet­nam, and how golf has been em­braced: “Viet­nam is with­out doubt ex­pe­ri­enc­ing one of the most ex­cit­ing move­ments any­where in the world of golf. We have some great cour­ses be­ing built and an ap­petite to see the game flour­ish as one of the most pop­u­lar na­tional past times.”

De­vel­oped by the Banyan Tree Group, La­guna Lang Co has grown into a world-class des­ti­na­tion, framed by a three-kilo­me­tre beach with mag­nif­i­cent nat­u­ral scenery. The Faldo-de­signed cham­pi­onship course is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from both the Angsana and Banyan Tree ho­tels, as well as the pri­vate La­guna Park res­i­dences, and has be­come the dis­cern­ing choice for vis­i­tors to the re­gion. The venue is set to host the stars of to­mor­row at the Faldo Se­ries Asia Grand Fi­nal, with each com­peti­tor seek­ing to em­u­late the likes of for­mer win­ner, Rory McIl­roy, in cap­tur­ing one of the cov­eted age group ti­tles.

“In­ter­est lev­els con­tinue to rise as the word of mouth swells,” com­mented Adam Calver, Di­rec­tor of Golf at La­guna Golf Lang Co. “We have all the com­po­nents: pris­tine beaches, ocean­front ac­com­mo­da­tion, spa, en­ter­tain­ment and our Cham­pi­onship Course to make this a bucket list des­ti­na­tion. Hav­ing Sir Nick

with us makes this week ex­tra spe­cial. Hear­ing his ex­cite­ment around the progress that is be­ing made on course and his be­lief in the prod­uct’s po­ten­tial as a recog­nised global player is mo­ti­vat­ing, to say the least.”

“With Danang’s po­si­tion as a strong­hold for in­bound golf tourist travel in the re­gion, Lang Co ap­peals to those look­ing for a more es­capist ex­pe­ri­ence and luxury sur­rounds,” con­tin­ued Calver. “Be­ing just 45 min­utes from Danang In­ter­na­tional Air­port, we have slowly built our brand and ex­pe­ri­ence eq­uity, which is pay­ing div­i­dends as our en­quiries have seen a re­cent spike. The re­gion has some great cour­ses and with our first-class on-site ac­com­mo­da­tion and more idyl­lic ex­pe­ri­ence, we are speak­ing to a cer­tain au­di­ence that prefers the re­lax­ation and se­cluded set­ting. It has also proven pop­u­lar with guests tour­ing the re­gion’s golf, with a stopover in Lang Co be­com­ing a top pri­or­ity.”

The Faldo Se­ries will be com­peted around the 7,101 yard, Par 71 course, where ju­niors from over 20 coun­tries will com­pete un­der tour­na­ment con­di­tions for one of the games most re­spected ti­tles.

First taste of new 10th tee at La­guna Lang Co for host, Sir Nick Faldo

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.