Asian Tour heads back to Ho Tram
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Officials at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip have announced that the Asian Tour will return to Vietnam’s most acclaimed golf facility in 2018 and 2019. The Ho Tram Players Championship will take place Dec. 6-9 next year, and then again at some point the following season.
In 2015, the links-style layout on Vietnam’s south-central coast staged the Ho Tram Open, which was won by reigning Masters Champion Sergio Garcia and voted ‘Event of the Year’ by Asian Tour members.
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“The Ho Tram Open was a huge success,” said Michael Kelly, Executive Chairman and CEO of Asian Coast Development Ltd. (ACDL), developer of the Ho Tram Strip. “It’s time for some of the world’s best golfers to come back to Ho Tram, and for us to once again show the world how spectacular The Bluffs and the country of Vietnam are.”
Since opening in 2014, the spectacular Greg Norman design has earned a number of major accolades, including ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards.
The Bluffs was also the only course in Vietnam to make Golf Digest USA’s 2016-2017 ranking of the ‘100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.’
The Bluffs is located less than two hours by car from Ho Chi Minh City and is part of the blossoming Ho Tram Strip, a multi-billion-dollar integrated resort complex that also includes the 541-room The Grand Ho Tram Strip.
A second hotel tower at The Grand is currently under construction. When finished, it will be known as the Beach Club, and bolster the development’s inventory of luxury hotel rooms by 560.
The Ho Tram Strip will also be site of a 244-key oceanfront condotel and villa project called Kahuna Ho Tram Strip, which is scheduled to break ground later this year.
About The Ho Tram Strip:
With over USD 1 billion in deployed and committed capital, The Ho Tram Strip is the largest foreign invested tourism development undertaken in Vietnam, and among the largest private equity investments into the country from the United States.
The Ho Tram Project Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asian Coast Development Limited, leads the development of the Ho Tram Strip, which includes The Grand - a 541-room five-star integrated resort; The Bluffs – a Greg Norman Designed Championship golf course; Gallery Villas - a series of residential villas.
Ongoing construction includes the 559-room second Grand tower – dubbed The Beach Club – which will further expand the entertainment amenities available at the resort.
In addition, a villa development and condotel named Kahuna Ho Tram Strip will be developed adjacent to The Grand’s site on the 2.2-kilometer beachfront development.
Future developments see the Ho Tram Project Company in the early phases of planning its own private international airport to further enhance tourism in Vietnam; while other zones of the 164 hectare development have been earmarked for amenities including amphitheaters, a second integrated resort and various other leisure facilities.
Beyond its many business activities, the company is also deeply involved in several corporate social responsibility projects in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, including efforts that support disadvantaged families and partnerships with vocational schools to provide opportunities for local students in the field of hospitality management.
|About The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip|
|THE BLUFFS Ho Tram Strip is located on the East Sea and in the town of Ho Tram, 120km southeast of Vietnam’s commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh city. It takes less than two hours by car reach The Bluffs, which along with The Grand Ho Tram Strip luxury casino resort comprises the first phase of the extravagant Ho Tram strip project. The 18 hole, par – 71 layout is designed by legendary golf course designer – Greg Norman, set on genuine links land and features stunning ocean and forest view.|
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