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A 146-ha golf course with 36 holes is an important part of the 2,870 ha Cần Giờ beach tourism area project in Long Hoà Commune, Cần Giờ District in HCM City.
A golf course in the South of Vietnam (photo: VietnamBiz)
The HCM City Department of Planning and Architecture has proposed adding a new Cần Giờ Golf Course to the list of city’s golf courses by 2020.
The area includes land planned for industrial zone. The golf course is expected to create 400 jobs.
A private company will invest VNĐ900 billion (US$38.6 million) in the golf course, not including compensation and land clearance.
Huỳnh Văn Sơn, chairman of Ngôi Sao Biển tourism company, said the district had great tourism resources, but investments had not been properly done.
The city also needs to complete the Bình Khánh Bridge that connects Nhà Bè and Cần Giờ districts and HCM City to facilitate the travel of visitors, Sơn added.
Phan Xuân Anh, chairman of Du Ngoạn Việt Joint Stock Company, said the golf course is an important part of the project.
Golf is expected to attract both local and foreign visitors, especially the business class, Anh said.
The proposal will be submitted to the People’s Committee and then to the Prime Minister.
Source: Vietnam News Agency - VNS
Graduates of Quang Nam-based Golf Operations and Maintenance Vocational College ensured jobs at Hoiana Shores Golf Club when the course opens later this year.
Golf in Vietnam is especially intriguing. Though there are only about 40 courses throughout the country, and some of those tracks hold world-class distinction. The country is roughly the size of California, with Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in the southern part of the country. Nearly a third of the golf courses are located in the south.