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Laguna Golf Lang Co unveils Himalayas-style putting course

12.28pm 18th June 2020 - Courses

Laguna Golf Lang Co is transporting Scottish golf tradition to Central Vietnam in the shape of The Gongs – its epic new putting course.

In St Andrews, the undisputed home of golf, taking on the famous Old Course is a rite of passage for many golfers. Less prestigious, but similarly esteemed, is the St Andrews Ladies Putting Club, better known as ‘The Himalayas’. Located a few club-lengths away from the Old Course, the putting layout — which earned its nickname for its lofty undulations — was founded back in 1867 and offers an unforgettable golfing experience for the entire family.

And Laguna Golf Lang Co has taken its cues from this classic fun test in Scotland for the latest addition to its playing portfolio, which also includes an 18-hole championship course rated among the best in Vietnam designed by UK legend Nick Faldo.

The Gongs, an 11-hole putting course, sprawls over a 3,500sqm expanse next to the clubhouse. Like the Himalayas, the set-up is both challenging and fun, with holes are laid out through gullies, severe contours and flatter land. The course takes its name from the small gongs placed inside the golf cups which ring out every time a putt is holed.

“The Gongs is a fantastic alternative for people seeking to practice or play, but who don’t want to spend hours on a golf course,” said Adam Calver, director of golf at Laguna Golf Lang Co. “It’s a fun, interesting and engaging alternative for those seeking something different. The Himalayas putting course has been central to the lure of St Andrews for golfers and non-golfers alike, and hopefully The Gongs will perform a similar role here at Lang Co.”

The putting course is the latest addition to the golf offering at Laguna Lang Co
The Gongs is the perfect family golf activity
The Gongs is modelled on the Himalayas putting course in St Andrews

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