Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam, 14 November 2015 – Laguna Golf Classic 2015 tournament hosted by golf legend 6-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo has just concluded with great success at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club with several exciting events – daily lifestyle cocktails, a Faldo Golf Clinic, Mercedes luxury test drive experience, and a club member – Mr. Nguyen Trong Ngoc – winning the Hole-in-One prize a Mercedes-Benz E200 worth $100,000.
Over the two tournament days November 13-14, nearly 100 golfers competed over 36 holes in 2 rounds with separate divisions for male and female. In the morning of the 13th, world-famous golf legend Sir Nick Faldo – also chief designer of the Laguna Lăng Cô course – led a fun one-hour Golf Clinic for all golfers to kick off the tournament. This is the first time Sir Faldo is present for an amateur tournament here. After becoming the Brand Ambassador for Laguna Lăng Cô – the first and largest integrated resort in Vietnam –Sir Nick Faldo has been helping to put Laguna Lăng Cô on the world’s map, especially since the course won Top 10 Best Golf Resorts in Asia-Pacific and Top 5 Best Courses in Vietnam at the Asian Golf Awards 2015 in late October.
Laguna Golf Classic 2015 also highlighted the very first Hole-in-One in a tournament at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club by Mr. Nguyen Trong Ngoc – a member at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club. The Overall Champion was Mr. Mai Dang Khoa with total net score of 138 over 2 rounds, winning him a lifetime membership at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club and a Banyan Tree golf holiday package collectively worth $25,000.
Laguna Lăng Cô’s latest lifestyle residential project along hole 18 of the golf course – a Laguna Park townhome worth $273,000 was also on offer as a Hole-in-One prize. The weekend was also an opportunity for international and Vietnamese golfers to discover Laguna Lăng Cô as an ideal second home destination, with great interest generated for the Laguna Park Residences along the golf course and the Banyan Tree Residences – the most luxurious oceanfront hillside villa development in Laguna Lăng Cô.
The major prizes were presented by Sir Nick Faldo in the Awards Dinner on the 14th. Sir Nick’s presence brought unique stories of his experience and amazing career to international and Vietnamese golfers, with his 41 professional wins including 30 times on the European Tour.
“Laguna Lăng Cô is one of the most special courses in my career,” Sir Nick shared. “I certainly hope to support the development of golf in Vietnam, especially with my Faldo Junior Series whose Asia Grand Final will be at Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club in 2017.”
Laguna Lăng Cô Golf Club is fast growing a reputation as one of the most breathtaking and challenging courses in Asia. Ideally situated between the ancient capital of Hue to the north and Danang to the south, this rugged course overlooks one of Vietnam’s most beautiful bays. The thoughtful design plots its way through the changing landscape framed by mountain range on three sides and the East Sea to the west. The Lăng Cô golfing experience combines the unique environs of rice paddies, soaring trees, “blowout” areas, creeks, streams and dramatic rock outcrops on oceanfront footage.