Dalat, Vietnam: A visit from the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) is poised to place The Dalat at 1200 Country Club & Private Estate on the golfing map.
Boasting a prize purse of US$420,000, the inaugural ‘The Dalat at 1200 Ladies Championship’ will be held from March 22-27.
Following a two-day Pro-Am, a field of 120 professionals from Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Vietnam will vie for honours at the Kyi Hla Han-designed course.
The KLPGA, Korean television station SBS TV and The Dalat at 1200 have signed a three-year agreement to host the tournament which officials estimate will cost US$3 million to organise and stage.
The tournament will be televised live across five countries for five hours a day with delayed telecast in eight other countries.
Tang Kay Hwa, Executive Director at The Dalat at 1200, said: “We are excited to announce the launch of The Dalat at 1200 Ladies Championship. Being the first professional ladies tournament to be held in Vietnam this is a great opportunity to increase interest in the sport while also showcasing our outstanding property and Dalat city.”
The course has been open for play since last September and was recently mentioned in the New York Times’ ‘52 Places to Go in 2016’ where Dalat was named in the top-30.
“Our entire team at The Dalat at 1200 is looking forward to hosting the first professional sanctioned ladies golf tournament in Vietnam,” said David Hill, General Manager of The Dalat at 1200. “Our course will be in top condition to meet the standards and expectations of the championship players.”
Carved into the heart of central Vietnam’s Daron Valley, the par-73 course offers spectacular panoramic views, fresh mountain air from the surrounding pine forests and fresh produce, of which Dalat is famed.
The Dalat at 1200 is being developed by The Centurion Group of Singapore, a real estate developer with a diverse portfolio across Asia-Pacific.
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