Over the past decade, in the distant wake of golf’s arrival in Japan and its more recent wildfire spread in Korea and China, a burgeoning monied class has given rise to a swelling population of Vietnamese golfers and triggered a starburst of course construction
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.
Mahoney is the director of golf at the King's Island Resort, a 54-hole complex near Hanoi, which includes the BRG Group's Nicklaus course, and he also helps the company in looking at potential sites for new golf projects.
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.
The Vietnamese Embassy in India on December 28 held a golf tourney at the Delhi Golf Club’s course to promote the image of Vietnam in general and the country’s golf tourism in particular.
Vietnam again emerged as the winners of the World Amateur Championship team event.
Stone Valley Golf Resort near Hanoi, Vietnam, is in the final stages of grow-in of a new eighteen-hole golf course designed by Brian Curley.
One thing people really like about golf in Vietnam is that all Vietnam golf courses have the same system with respect to golf carts (buggies). That is they are always optional, and when used golf carts can be shared between 2 golfers.
Flagstick Golf Course Construction Management, a world leader in golf course construction management is poised to strengthen its foothold in the burgeoning Vietnam market.