Hanoi, Vietnam: Making Vietnam one of the most attractive golf destinations in the world, driving golf tourism and fostering the growth of the game is the shared vision of the BRG Group and Nicklaus Design.
“Vietnam has a tremendous potential for golf tourism supported by good year-round weather and our friendly, service-orientated people,” said Madame Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairman of BRG Group.
“To take full advantage of our competitive edge, we have teamed up with Nicklaus Design through an agreement that ensures our new golf courses will be very attractive destinations designed and built to international standards.
“With everything we do, we apply environmentally friendly principles to preserve the natural eco-systems, both inside and outside of our golf courses.”
One of Vietnam’s most active golf course owners and developers, the BRG Group’s current golfing portfolio includes BRG Kings Island Golf Resort, BRG Ruby Tree Golf Resort, BRG Danang Golf Resort and BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort, Golf Facility Members of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
In addition to its golf courses, the BRG Group has Hilton Hotels, one of the largest commercial banks in Vietnam, Honda dealerships and many other interests.
The signing of an agreement with Nicklaus Design to design and develop a portfolio of new golf courses in Vietnam took place while Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was visiting the United States.
Madame Nga said: “It is especially meaningful that this signing ceremony coincides with the visit of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to America. We promise the Prime Minister that we will deliver this vision of Vietnam as a fabulous golfing destination and a great golf nation.”
Paul Stringer, President, Asia-Pacific for Nicklaus Design, said: “On behalf of Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II, Nicklaus Design is delighted to continue our on-going relationship with BRG Group and Madame Nga.
“This historic signing between BRG Group and Nicklaus Design solidifies our relationship for the future. We look forward to creating more great golf for the BRG Group and golfers throughout Vietnam.”
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