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Vietnam has won ‘Asia’s best golf destination 2018’ at the World Golf Awards, the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced.
It is second time in a row Vietnam has earned this title.
In addition, The Grand-Ho Tram Strip in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau received the ‘Asia’s best golf hotel’ award, while Ba Na Hill Golf Club in central Da Nang City was honoured with the title of ‘Asia’s best golf course’.
The World Golf Awards celebrate excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and outstanding golf destinations.
The global voting process lasted seven months this year. Votes are made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry, including senior executives, tour operators, agents, media professionals and golf tourism consumers.
Earlier, the ministry selected Australian professional golfer Greg Norman as an ambassador for Vietnamese tourism for 2018-2021.
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.
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.