Laguna Golf Lăng Cô has become the first fully operational course in the world to be elevated into a new elite category by its designer, Sir Nick Faldo.
The British six-time major winner and prolific course architect, sees Laguna Golf Lăng Cô as his flagship layout in Asia. Opened in 2013, the course makes full use of the property’s location sandwiched between the ocean and the mountains, with play incorporating rice paddies, jungle and coastal holes.
The track, named a Sir Nick Faldo Signature course, has earned widespread acclaim said Adam Calver, Director of Golf at Laguna Golf Lăng Cô:
— Being elevated in status like this really speaks volumes of our ongoing commitment to realising Sir Nick’s vision.
Numerous improvements to the Laguna Golf layout
Calver and his team have made numerous improvements to the layout. New tees have been added , providing alternative challenges for golfers. Trees have been cleared on the coastal holes, opening up views of the beach and the East Sea.
Also eye-catching has been the introduction and reintroduction of rice paddies on the course, with four hectares of rice fields right in the middle of the course tended to by a family of water buffalo who act as “bio-mowers”.
Sir Nick commented on the improvements that’s taken place on the course:
— From the first time I came here when it was still jungle almost 10 years ago, I’ve always considered it a unique place. “We knew the course was going to be different and special because you play through different environments. You go through the rice fields to the jungle. Then we’ve got beach and river and rocks. It really is a special course, with a memorability factor that is sure to keep golfers interested.
Laguna Golf Lăng Cô is part of Laguna Lăng Cô, one of the most far-reaching integrated resorts in Southeast Asia. The 280-hectare community marks the first project in Vietnam for Banyan Tree Group. It is framed by jungle clad mountains and a three-kilometers beach running alongside the East Sea.
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