Construction has begun on the Faldo Design project at Laguna Lang Co, near Hue. The 18-hole golf course on Vietnam’s central coast is on target to open in June 2012.
Appointed by Banyan Tree Holdings, Sir Nick Faldo’s design will form the centrepiece of a luxury integrated resort complex situated on a 280-hectare beachfront site. The project is slated for a 2,000-room hotel, spa, resort residences, convention facilities, retail centre and recreational facilities.
“We at Banyan Tree are very excited at the start of the construction of the golf course at Laguna Lang Co and look forward to seeing the course taking shape over the coming months,” said Michael Ayling, Executive Director of the Banyan Tree Hospitality Fund. “Sir Nick and the Faldo Design team have achieved a wonderfully strategic layout with an abundance of variety and we are confident that we will create one of the leading golf courses in Asia.”
“We have been given this unique setting and enjoyed incorporating all of the natural dramatic features,” said Faldo. “It is a gift to have such diversity in trees, sand dunes, rice-paddies, rock formations and a stunning coastline as a framework for a strategic golf course layout.”
The six-time Major Champion added: “The commitment of Mr. Nguyen Van Cao and the Hue’s People’s Committee will ensure that Laguna Lang Co is a true tourism draw for a very special region.”
Laguna Lang Co features on a Faldo Design portfolio that includes 25 courses in 17 different countries across the globe. It is one of five projects undertaken by Faldo Design in Asia within the past two years. Faldo Design projects are also underway on sites in India, Cambodia and China.
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