The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip resort in Vietnam has retained its standing as one of the best golf courses in the world, according to US golf magazine Golf Digest.
The club on Vietnam’s south-central coast came in at no.76 in the latest instalment of Golf Digest’s ‘World 100 Greatest Golf Courses’ ranking.
Bluffs Ho Tram Strip was ranked 13 spots ahead of Ba Na Hills Golf Club near Danang, which is the only other Vietnamese club on the list.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be named among the world’s elite golf courses for the third consecutive time,” said Gary Dixon, General Manager of The Bluffs. “There are now close to 38,000 golf courses on the planet, and with hundreds of top-class layouts coming online every year, that’s some very stiff competition indeed.”
Designed by Greg Norman, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip’s championship course is regarded as one of the Australian’s crowning design achievements. Routed over and around towering seaside sand dunes, it is one of the few championship-calibre links courses with significant elevation changes, making for a golf experience that’s as much a feast for the eyes as it is a challenge to tame.
Despite its already lofty standing among the world’s elite layouts, The Bluffs has recently completed a multi-faceted enhancement project designed to further elevate its profile. In addition to reducing the amount of vegetation that has overtaken some of the dunes and removing excessive turf between and around many of the tee boxes, the maintenance crew is working with US-based turf and water specialists to improve the performance of the playing surfaces, especially the greens.
“The enhancements mean the course is continuing to evolve and we are committed to offering the best true links golf experience in Vietnam for our members and visitors to enjoy for now and into the future,” added Dixon. “This, combined with the ongoing development of the Grand Ho Tram Resort, will make us one of the finest stay-and-play golf destinations in the world.”