Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018
Ba Na Hills Golf Club has earned a prominent award at the most prestigious annual awards of Vietnam’s tourism sector.
Last night, Luke Donald design on the outskirts of Danang won ‘Top 10 Golf Courses in Vietnam’ at the 2018 Vietnam Tourism Awards in Hanoi.
Vietnam Tourism awards honors the top 10 inbound tour operators in Vietnam, the top 10 domestic tour operators, the top 15 five-star hotels, the top 15 four-star hotels, the top 10 golf courses and the top transport companies, restaurants, tourist parks and many other businesses active in the tourism sector.
“Just a tremendous honor for us to receive this award and happy that we are contributing to the growth of inbound tourism to Vietnam.” said Tim Haddon, general manager of Ba Na Hills Golf Club which is managed by IMG, a global sports, other events and talent management group.
First organized in 1999, the Vietnam Tourism Awards are the most prestigious annual awards of Vietnam’s tourism sector to celebrate 58-year Anniversary of Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9). The awards aim to honor leading enterprises which have been successful in improving tourism service quality, diversifying tourism products, promoting Vietnam tourism, and making significant contribution to tourism development.
In 2017, Vietnam welcomed 12.8 million foreign tourists and 73.2 million domestic tourists. In the first quarter of 2018, the number increase to 4.2 million international tourists, a year-on-year increase of 30.9%.
Opened in March 2016 at the foot of a towering mountain range about half an hour west of Danang, Ba Na Hills Golf Club offers a golf product unlike any other in Vietnam. Last year, the mountainous golf course also claimed “Asia’s Best Golf Course” at World Golf Awards 2017, the most prestigious awards program in golf tourism.
In collaboration with IMG, which also built and fully manages the course, former world No. 1 player Donald conceived a championship-standard layout that blends seamlessly into a rolling piece of terrain accentuated by lakes, streams and lush vegetation.
Ba Na Hills Golf Club is owned by Sun Group, one of the leading investors in Vietnam. The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Novotel Danang Premier Han River Hotel and Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort are among the other properties in its portfolio.
As late of this July, Ba Na Hills Golf Club will host the annual Footgolf tournament, a fun sport combines football and golf which brings the guests to a unique and extraordinary experience.
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