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.
Rising Chinese Taipei teenage star Chang Hsin-chiao defied jangling nerves and an accomplished male opponent on a nail-biting final day at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.
Of the 209 countries around the world with golf courses, the fastest-growing market just might be in Vietnam.
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.
Seven signature designed golf courses in Central Vietnam are joining hands to form a new golf-specific destination marketing group, extending from the up-and-coming city of Da Nang to the foothills of Hue and shores of Hoi An.
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.
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.
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.