Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, April 2014 – In celebration of the Hue Festival 2014, Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club and Thua Thien Hue’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism are poised to host the Vietnam Senior Golf Championship 2014 with the Vietnam Golf Association (VGA) as part of the Hue Festival 2014 programme. The event will tee off on April 18th to 20th at the Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club.
“We are very excited and honoured to be part of the Hue Festival programme this year,” commented Mr. Jason Batterham – Director of Golf at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club. “This is the first national golf championship hosted in Thua Thien Hue province, and we hope this will be the stepping stone for the local development of golf, as well as future major tournaments in Thua Thien Hue province.”
Vietnamese golfers aged over 45 will compete over 54 holes in 3 days (April 18th – 20th) in the Vietnam Senior Golf Championship 2014 hosted at the Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club. The field is divided into 4 age groups: males from 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and over 60. There will also be a VIP tournament in the afternoons of the 18th and 19th with the anticipated participation of ASEAN countries’ ministers.
With this golf tournament being part of the Hue Festival 2014, Thua Thien Hue province is taking this opportunity to introduce and develop the growth of sport tourism as well as golf tourism to national and international audiences.
Situated about an hour’s drive from Danang International Airport, Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club is located within the greater Laguna Lăng Cô, a US$ 200 million fully-integrated resort development by Banyan Tree and the first in Vietnam. The resort is framed by a three-kilometre beach in the Chan May-Lang Co area, renowned for its pristine coastline, natural scenery and proximity to UNESCO World Heritage sites. The resort features Banyan Tree and Angsana hotels and spas, villas and residences available for sale, maritime facilities and an activity centre for children.
Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club is one of the “must-go” golf destinations in Vietnam’s central coast area and is the first in the country to have Zoysia fairways and Tiff Eagle greens. The course is nestled between mountains and sea on a sandy strip of dune land that is perfect for golf. Starting from an open paddy field environment beside a large lake, the layout moves towards the edge of a mountainous forest area before swinging towards the beach at the ninth hole. This 6,961-yard, par-71 course is the 26th course designed by the six-time Major winner and is arguable his boldest and best creation yet.