Asian Tour returns to The Bluffs for the 2018 Ho Tram Players Championship
- Việt Nam nominated in the best golf courses list of the world
- ‘Vietnam’s Rising Stars’ Golf Match Presented by Greg Norman
- VGA and EPGA to promote golf among youngsters
- Chang Hsin-chiao victory at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final
The Asian Tour will be heading back to Vietnam for this first time since 2015 for the Ho Tram Players Championship, which will be staged from December 6 to 9.
The tournament offers a lucrative prize purse of US$1,000,000, and it will be played at The Bluffs along the Ho Tram Strip.
The elite field at the Ho Tram Players Championship can expect a stern test of golf, while spectators will experience top-class hospitality at the highly-acclaimed host venue.
The Ho Tram Players Championship is promoted and staged by Performance54, the same team behind its predecessor, the Ho Tram Open. The Ho Tram Open was lauded by fans as well as the media, and it was deservingly awarded “2015 Event of the Year” by Asian Tour players.
Michael Kelly, Executive Chairman and CEO of Asian Coast Development Ltd. (ACDL), developer of the Ho Tram Strip including The Bluffs, said: “We want this to be the sporting event by which all others in Asia are measured in 2018. We have the template and the know-how. Now it’s about execution.”
Jed Moore, Managing Director of Performance54, said: “You won’t find a better facility for a golf event of this nature, because in addition to everything else, it’s right on the beach, which means it provides a backdrop that captivates both spectators and TV viewers.”
Asian Tour Chief Executive Officer Josh Burack hailed the addition of the Ho Tram Players Championship to the growing 2018 Asian Tour schedule.
“We are delighted to have the Ho Tram Players Championship later this season. Our last tournament in Vietnam was held at the same venue and it continues to evoke fond memories for our players, staff and fans, who regarded it as amongst the best ever tournaments on the Asian Tour” said Burack.
The Bluffs, designed by former world number one Greg Norman, has a links-style layout and is currently ranked 35th on Golf Digest’s coveted list of the “100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World. It also has an honourable mention in GOLF Magazine’s “Best New Courses of 2014.”
Việt Nam’s Academy Golf Course of the Els Performance Golf Academy (EPGA) has been nominated for an award for world’s best par 3 golf course in 2019.
Vietnam’s Tourism Ambassador and KN Golf Links course designer, Mr Greg Norman made a flying visit to his newest signature course on March 19th, 2019 to launch his inaugural “Vietnam’s Rising Stars’ Golf Match presented by Greg Norman.
The Viet Nam Golf Association (VGA) and the Els Performance Golf Academy (EPGA) — the first international golf academy in Vietnam — on Monday signed a co-operation agreement to promote golf among young people in Vietnam.