Long Thanh Golf Course maintains leading position in Vietnam
The various awards that Long Thanh Golf Course has received over the years are testaments to the course’s quality.
Long Thanh Golf Course is located in the southern economic triangle, about 40 minutes’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City centre.
It was designed by Ron Fream – the founder of Golfplan-Fream & Dale Golf Course Architecture, with more than 35 years experienced in designing, building, and maintaining golf courses throughout the world.
Of the over 350 hectares in land-scape area, the golf course has around 100ha for high lawn hills. Two thirds of its circumference is surrounded by branches of the Dong Nai River. Hence, it has very cool, fresh climate, with poetic natural scenery consisting of rows of palms, artificial pools and lakes, and tumbling falls. The grass for the course is Paspalum grass dedicated to golf courses, which not only helps golfers make exact shots but also contributes to making them feel more relaxed.
At present, Long Thanh Golf Course is being operated with 18 rounds on Hilly Course, and 18 rounds on Lake Course, both delicately designed to bring attractive challenges to professional golfers and beginner players as well. The lighting system meets international standards and can serve golfers at night.
The experienced staff are very courteous and well trained in golf rules, foreign languages and services, by an expert from the British Professional Golf Association. Long Thanh Golf Course is serving more than 1,000 members, more than 60 per cent of whom are from Europe, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, China and Thailand.
Most recently Long Thanh Golf Investment and Trading JSC, operator of the golf course, has received the Biggest Charity Fundraising Golf Award in May 2016 from the Asia Book of Records. In 2015, World Records University conferred on Le Van Kiem – chairman of Long Thanh Golf Investment and Trading JSC the honorary degree of Doctorate in record Breaking Hanoris causa for: “The Creator and Initiator of the largest Charitable Golf Tournament". In 2014 Long Thanh Golf Investment and Trading JSC received the Global Ethics Awards from the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations.
By Hong Anh