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Vattanac open’s floodlit course

11.05am 11th February 2021 - Courses

Vattanac Golf Resort in Cambodia has opened the ‘The Dragon Turn’, a new floodlit nine-hole golf course that can be played at night. 

Night golf is an exciting addition to the recently-opened West Course at the Troon-managed resort and offers golfers a unique opportunity to play in the breathtaking surrounds of Phnom Penh under the cover of darkness.

The Dragon Turn course gets its name for the shape a lake that sits in the middle of three holes of the 9-hole course, which will be available for play from sunset with the last tee time at 9pm.

The launch of night golf comes after a successful end to 2020 for the resort following the opening of the second Faldo Design course, the West Course, and the East Course being named ‘Cambodia’s Best Golf Course’ at the 2020 World Golf Awards.  The next phase of the resort’s development will see the opening of a new golf academy.

Karl Whitehead, the resort’s general manager, commented: “It’s been an incredibly exciting end to 2020 and start to 2021 for us at Vattanac Golf Resort. The announcement of the 9-holes of night golf on the West Course showcases how we not only want to compete to have the best championship courses in Asia, but we also, under Mr Vattanac’s vision, want to offer golfers a fresh and exciting approach to the game. The dramatic landscape of The Dragon Turn, under the night sky, will hopefully provide golfers this.”

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