Hanoi, Vietnam: As part of a 10 golf course Strategic Co-operation Agreement, BRG Group and Nicklaus Design held a signing ceremony to announce its newest project in Quang Nam and an additional nine holes at Legend Hill in Hanoi.
BRG Group Chairman Madam Nga and Howard Milstein, Nicklaus Executive Chairman, met in Washington, DC, to review the state of current projects, discuss a long-term plan for growth and review additional business synergies between BRG, Nicklaus and Milstein’s 8AM Golf properties.
Like Milstein’s business portfolio, which includes Emigrant Bank, Chairman Nga owns one of Vietnam’s largest banks, SeABank, in addition to hotels, car dealerships, food services and commercial centres.
“Chairman Nga is clearly one of the most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs in the entire country,” said Milstein. “She has an astute vision for creating a positive economic and environmental impact on Vietnam through golf and her resorts. We are proud to be her partner.”
BRG Danang Golf Resort, BRG Kings Island Golf Resort, BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort and BRG Ruby Tree Golf Resort are all Golf Course Facility Members of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
The BRG Group/Nicklaus Companies’ initiative to develop an expansive collection of golf courses across the country reflects the enthusiastic demand for golf in Vietnam.
Jack Nicklaus II and Nicklaus Designer Sean Quinn toured sites late last year in addition to meeting with Chairman Nga to review project plans.
Paul Stringer, Nicklaus Companies President of Asia-Pacific, said: “We see Vietnam as one of the top emerging golf markets in the world, and we have aggressively taken the lead in developing the game across the country in partnership with BRG. Vietnam’s mission to expand its tourism industry parallels Nga’s approach to bolster economic growth with the development of resorts, various residential communities and golf courses.”
Chairman Nga said: “Vietnam has tremendous potential for golf tourism, supported by good year-round weather and our friendly, service-oriented people.”
Nicklaus Designers Quinn and Jim Wagner currently support the BRG projects in Vietnam drafting routing plans and creating strategy for the new golf being developed with BRG.