Less than a year since opening, Laguna Lang Co Golf Club in Vietnam has passed 15,000 rounds on the Sir Nick Faldo-designed course and is expecting to double the number in its second year.
Naming of the multi-environment layout as best new course in Asia Pacific at last November’s Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Jakarta has considerably added to Laguna Lang Co’s appeal.
“There has been a big increase in inquiries and bookings from all over Asia as well as Australia and Europe,” says director of golf, Jason Batterham. “Many visitors are telling us Laguna Lang Co is the most interesting course they have played. As word spreads, our star is rising.”
Sir Nick Faldo says he is delighted the course has been so highly appreciated and was thrilled to see it honored as best new course in Asia Pacific.
“Vietnam is an important developing venue for golf and the site is amazing in its natural characteristics,” he said. “Working with Faldo Design architect Paul Jansen, I enjoyed incorporating the unique environments of the region in the design and strategy. The Banyan Tree resort is a real drawcard to the CentralCoast region, which is an important new destination for special golf experiences.”
In conjunction with Angsana Lang Co, one of two on-site hotels at the resort, Laguna Lang Co Golf Club has released new stay and play packages for first half 2014.
They include one and two-night offers with golf, breakfast and accommodation from 3.4 million Vietnamese Dong (approx. $US170) weekdays and from 3.82m Dong (approx. $US190) at weekends, plus 15 percent taxes. Transfers from Danang International Airport are included, with discounts off additional rounds of golf and spa treatments.
As well as receiving accolades from visiting golfers, Laguna Lang Co has made a positive impact in the local community, employing 155 people from the Lang Co area. This reduces urban migration by offering work and skills development in the golf and hospitality industries.
The Laguna Lang Co resort also has initiated other community projects since opening in early 2013, including providing water filtration systems to local schools, producing rice for consumption in the resort and teaching local youngsters how to play golf.
For more information, visit www.lagunalangco.com
Laguna Lang Co is a member of Golf Coast Vietnam, a marketing collective of the Central Coast’s three world-class golf courses, resorts and hotels. Visit www.golfcoastvietnam.com