Ho Tram, Vietnam: December’s Ho Tram Players Championship will mark the much-awaited return of the Asian Tour to Vietnam for the first time since 2015.
The US$1 million tournament will be played at Greg Norman Golf Course Design’s (GNGCD) The Bluffs along the Ho Tram Strip from December 6-9.
The elite field at the Ho Tram Players Championship can expect a stern test of golf, while spectators will experience top-class hospitality.
The Ho Tram Players Championship is being promoted and staged by Performance54, the same team behind its predecessor, the Ho Tram Open. The Ho Tram Open was lauded by fans as well as the media, and it was awarded ‘2015 Event of the Year’ by Asian Tour players.
Michael Kelly, Executive Chairman and CEO of Asian Coast Development Ltd (ACDL), developer of the Ho Tram Strip including The Bluffs, said: “We want this to be the sporting event by which all others in Asia are measured in 2018. We have the template and the know-how. Now it’s about execution.”
Jed Moore, Managing Director of Performance54, said: “You won’t find a better facility for a golf event of this nature, because in addition to everything else, it’s right on the beach, which means it provides a backdrop that captivates both spectators and TV viewers.”
“We’re delighted to have the Ho Tram Players Championship later this season. Our last tournament in Vietnam was held at the same venue and it continues to evoke fond memories for our players, staff and fans, who regarded it as amongst the best ever tournaments on the Asian Tour,” said Josh Burack, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Tour, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Sculpted by former world number one Greg Norman, The Bluffs has a links-style layout that was ranked 35th on Golf Digest’s latest list of the ‘100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World’. It also received an honourable mention in GOLF Magazine’s ‘Best New Courses of 2014’.
GNGCD is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
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