Phuket, Thailand: Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Facility Member Laguna Phuket Golf Club will play host to the inaugural event in a series of new amateur tournaments.
From September 17-19, the Phuket venue will be the scene of the Laguna Golf Classic.
The second leg of the event will be staged at Laguna Phuket’s sister club Laguna Lang Co in Central Vietnam, from November 12-14.
Participants will play two rounds at each course, with the overall winner receiving hotel, golf and spa entitlements with the Banyan Tree Group valued at more than US$15,000.
Designed by Sir Nick Faldo, Laguna Lang Co has also been confirmed as the venue for the 11th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in March, 2017.
The Faldo Series, which began in 1996, is played in 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia and is open to boys and girls in age divisions from 12 to 21.
More than 7,000 golfers benefit from the programme each year. Past winners include Major champions Rory McIlroy and Tseng Ya-ni, plus several other Asian and European Tour winners.
In his capacity as brand ambassador for Laguna Lang Co, Sir Nick represented the resort when he played his final Open Championship at St Andrews last month and again at the British Senior Open, played at Sunningdale, England.
Sir Nick had 41 professional wins in his career, including 30 on the European Tour, the fifth highest of all time.