November 23rd, 2015, the announcement and awarding ceremony “vote for the Vietnam’s best golf course 2015” successfully took place at Metropole Ha Noi Hotel, the notable titles were awarded to the most deserving golf courses.
The vote for the Vietnam’s best golf course, initiated by Vietnam Golf Magazine in coordination with the Vietnam National Administration of tourism, the Vietnam Sports Authority and Vietnam Golf Association, has been a major industry event since 2007.
Voting was opened to public from January to June 2015. Votes can be submitted by direct mail, fax or online at Vietnam Golf Magazine’s official website or Facebook page. As well as the public vote, the competition also takes into account spot checks of individual facilities by a qualitied group of golf professionals. The contest is aimed at highlighting Viet Nam’s golf courses and promoting the country as an attractive destination for tourism and golf.
For 6 years of organization, the voting has gradually gained the sympathy, trust of golf courses’ management, golfers, golf pro… and obtained many positive results. This year’s ceremony attracted the participation of many managements and represents of all golf courses throughout Vietnam, guests, jounalists and reporters from many news, television agencies in Vietnam.
According to the latest count of the Judges Panel, 185,874 votes were submitted this year to award “Best Golf Course in Vietnam 2015” and 21 other titles, reflecting the attention of golf community and the development of golf industry in Vietnam. 32 golf courses participated in the contest, competing for 22 titles. The criteria for the votes included scenery, design, the challenge presented by the course, golf experience, the natural environment, the climate and location of the course, and accessibility.
The most notable title “ Vietnam’s Best golf course 2015” was awarded to The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, 20 other titles were given to 18 golf courses. Sacom Tuyen Lam Golf Club & Resort was awarded the best new course, and Da Nang Golf Club, the best managed course. Montgomerie Links Viet Nam can now boast the best tourism attraction course, while Languna Lang Co Golf Club was recognised as the best golf resort course and best design.
Mr Doan Manh Giao (Chairmanship of the Judges Panel, Chairman of Vietnam Golf Association) said: “For two years, there’re many golf courses have been built and come into operation. This year’s voting will promote the development of golf industry in Vietnam towards more professional and sustainable.” .