Lang Co Town, Thua Thien Hue Province, (20th July, 2018): Laguna Golf Lăng Cô has been honoured at the 2018 Vietnam Tourism Awards. Underlining its burgeoning global reputation, the Nick Faldo-designed layout was named among the Top 10 Best Golf Courses in Vietnam.
Inaugurated in 1999, the Vietnam Tourism Awards honour businesses and individuals who have been influential in the development of Vietnam tourism. In commemoration of the 58th anniversary of Vietnam tourism sector, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), in collaboration with the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, feted this year’s award winners at a lavish ceremony at Hanoi’s Viet Xo Friendship Cultural Palace.
Adam Calver, Director of Golf of Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, said: “We are thrilled to continue being recognised as one of the best golf courses in Vietnam. With our unyielding commitment to delivering a unique and exceptional golfing experience to our guests, our target is now to further elevate Laguna Golf Lăng Cô into being one of the best golf courses in Asia.”
Located within Laguna Lăng Cô’s international integrated resort, the 18-hole, par-71 championship course is the home of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, featuring many of the region’s most decorated junior golfers. Nestled between mountains and sea on a sandy strip of dune land that is perfect for golf, six-time Major champion Sir Nick has described the course as one of his finest pieces of architectural work.
Sir Nick said: “I am truly delighted to bring the Faldo Asia Series Grand Final to Vietnam and Laguna Lăng Cô, a course which I visit often and I am most proud of designing.
We knew this golf course was going to be different … and hopefully special because you play through different environments. At Laguna Lăng Cô, we have six different environments. You go through the rice fields to the jungle and then there’s a bit of a sand dune. Then we’ve got beach and river and rocks, then back to the river and then we finish with all the sand.
So, I think it’s a very cool calling card for Faldo Design and I think it’s great spot for Banyan Tree Group to host events. I think they can host whatever they want here.”
Winner of IAGTO’s 2017 Golf Resort of the Year Award and Golf Digest’s ‘Best Golf Resort in Asia – Vietnam 2017 and 2018’, Laguna Lăng Cô is not only becoming an increasingly popular hotspot for travellers visiting Central Vietnam, but also a venue for high-profile lifestyle and golf events.
On the occasion of its fifth anniversary in May, Laguna Lăng Cô successfully hosted a unique 2018 Spring-Summer fashion show by celebrity fashion designer Do Manh Cuong as well as staging two different MercedesTrophy Country Final tournaments.
In addition to the award-winning golf course, Laguna Lăng Cô is home to a variety of luxurious accommodation offerings, including the five-star Banyan Tree Hotel and Angsana Lăng Cô and the semi-detached Laguna Park TownHouses.
“After five years of operation with a host of milestones to celebrate, Laguna Lăng Cô continues to go from strength to strength as an ideal integrated holiday destination. It is our goal to be recognised as the most luxurious resort in Vietnam” said Gavin Herholdt, Managing Director of Laguna Lăng Cô.