A Knight's Dream - Sir Nick's Vietnam Masterclass
Dream - Laguna Lang Co in Danang
Sir Nick Faldo may not be in everyone’s dream tonight but his courses should be on your ‘bucket list’ of must play courses. We introduce you to Laguna Lang Co on Vietnam’s Danang Coast – this week’s dream pick.
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Sir Nick, a six time major winner designed this stunning 18-hole championship course that is part of what is described as Vietnam’s first integrated resort. The resort is a 280-hectare community of classy private villas and houses on prime coastal real estate with a convention centre and 5 star hotel, all located near Lang Co Bay, looking out on the 3km beach and out to the East Sea.
The selection of tees range from 5263 yards to over 7000 at the back catering for all handicaps and skills. Playing Laguna Lang Co you will experience sea breezes, ocean views and an amphitheatre of mountains as backdrops to many of the holes. Sir Nick had to work with rugged terrain that included, rice paddies, sand, jungle areas, rocks and mountainous areas that all needed his crafting. The course opened in 2013.
Sir Nick is cognisant of three key principles when designing a course. Strategy, memorability and the natural environment are his drivers. In his own word’s read what this British golfing icon had to say about this Vietnamese treat:
“This is a stunning and very diverse piece of land with gently rolling terrain, splashes of sand throughout and an impressive array of natural design features. We’re spoilt for choice, really: our layout will incorporate sand dunes, rice-paddy fields, trees and scrub, wonderful exposed rock formations as well as a section of dramatic coastline and a routing that will visit each of these features on both nines. For this part of Vietnam, it’s a real hidden gem. We have the opportunity to create a very strategic golf course that offers golfers an abundance of shot and route options, and players will need to plot their way through some very picturesque surroundings. The course will sport a ruggedly-handsome look with a real sense of place. I’m confident that we can produce a finished product that has the potential to become a genuine talking point in the region.”
Enjoy this week’s Dream Course – Laguna Lang Co in Vietnam.