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Cambodia’s Vattanac Golf Opens 2nd Sir Nick Faldo Championship Course

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The newly opened West Course at Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is the second Sir Nick Faldo designed Championship at the resort, managed by Troon International.

The West Course will compliment the reosrt’s East Course, that has received high praise from golfers the world over.

Set within captivating natural surroundings, the East is a strategic golf course. It utilizes dramatic water features, creative bunkering and various forms of native fauna to challenge golfers of all levels.

Sir Nick Faldo has designed both Championship Courses at Vattanac Golf Resort, and the new “West Course” compliments the existing “East Course”.

Cultural expressions

The two courses provide a spectacular setting around famous cultural expressions. Including scale models of Khmer historical architectural sites, such as Angkor Wat, Preah Vihear and Bayon.

Positioned on the 7th hole of the new course, one statue pays heritage to King Jayavarman VII, from the Angkor period. This represents one of the most energetic reigns in Cambodian history.

The West Course aim to contend with the East Course as one of the best in the region.

The West Course has distinctive differences from the East Course. Of which are defined by narrower and more undulating fairways, a variety of unique water features and testing Paspalum greens.

Cultural sculptures and great landscaping attribute to the scenery of Cambodia’s newest golf course. The West is a rewarding test of skill for players of all levels, featuring five sets of tees, starting at 4,935 yards, right through to 7,249 yards.

Opened by Sir Nick

Sir Nick Faldo heralded the opening;

«Much like the East, the West Course project focused heavily on celebrating the amazing culture in Cambodia, Vattanac Golf Resort’s surrounding environment to create the course’s truly unique character. By integrating cultural inspiration into the landscape, like the Terrace of Elephants replica statue or the Dragon Lake for example, the course has a real sense of place and its local features help to create an unforgettable experience.»

Future developments of Vattanac Golf Resort will see a clubhouse, Offering dining, retail and spa, complimented by a luxury hotel and residential community.

«The two Sir Nick Faldo designed Championship Courses is ready to welcome tourists to our new golf destination», said Sam Ang Vattanac, owner of Vattanac Golf Resort.

Read more:  Vattanac Golf Resort

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On the 7th hole of the new course, one statue pays heritage to King Jayavarman VII, from the Angkor period.
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