Golf legend and Laguna Golf brand ambassador Sir Nick Faldo will host the Laguna Golf Classic 2016 tournament for the second year from 10 to 13 November 2016 at Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, Central Vietnam. The course’s designer and six-time Major winner Sir Nick will grace the four-day tournament which is open to all amateur golfers. An upclose and personal opportunity awaits as golfers will meet one of the modern legends of golf and experience one of Asia’s top golf resort destinations.
They will compete in men’s and women’s handicap divisions in 36 holes stroke-play format, with Sir Nick presenting prizes as well as conducting pre-tournament golf clinics and providing unique insights into his extraordinary playing career that netted 41 professional tournament victories, including three US Masters and three (British) Open Championships.
Opened in 2013, Laguna Lăng Cô is owned and operated by Banyan Tree Group and features Banyan Tree and Angsana hotels, exclusive residences for sale and the 18-hole championship golf course situated on a three-kilometre beach along Lăng Cô Bay, an hour’s drive north of Vietnam’s fourth largest city, Danang.
Sir Nick, who opened the course in March 2013, is the brand ambassador for Laguna Golf comprising three courses – Laguna Golf Phuket, Laguna Golf Bintan and Laguna Golf Lăng Cô at Vietnam’s first and largest fully-integrated tourism resort.
The tournament winner, based on the lowest Net score, will receive a Banyan Tree unlimited golf holiday package and a family lifetime membership for four persons at Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, worth USD30,000 from Banyan Tree Group.
A USD 5,000 Laguna Park cash prize, a USD20,000 individual lifetime golf membership and a luxury sedan worth USD100,000 will be on offer for holes-in-one during the tournament.
Numerous other prizes for nett and daily winners in three men’s and one ladies’ handicap division, longest drive and nearest the pin will also be presented by Sir Nick.
Participants will be treated to a welcome beach cocktail party upon arrival at the resort on November 10, two breakfast golf clinics (short game and long game) hosted by Sir Nick, one 18-hole Swing for Community team competition to raise funds for sustainability clean water school projects and an outdoor dinner with Faldo Auction on November 11, an official golf tournament followed by gala awards dinner with an exquisite “The Journey of Ao Dai” (Vietnamese national costume) fashion show on November 12.
Packages including tournament play with shared caddy and buggy, accommodation, welcome party and awards dinner are available from USD 999 (single) and USD 1555 (couple).
Laguna Golf Classic 2015
Laguna Golf Lăng Cô 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.
Laguna Golf Classic 2016 (poster)