Danang, Vietnam: The fifth edition of the AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship is underway.
The week-long tournament gives more than 100 amateur golfers the opportunity to enjoy a game of golf, mingle at social events and experience the cultural charms of Danang, Hoi An, the ancient capital of Hue and a tour at the UNESCO World Heritage site My Son Sanctuary.
Launched in 2015, this year’s tournament has attracted avid golfers from 10 countries – Australia, Belgium, Guam, India, Ireland, Kenya, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The tournament is jointly hosted by Golfasian and Australia-based Go Golfing Travel, specialist operators who have been staging golf tours for more than 20 years.
“Golfasian is proud to be a part of one of Vietnam’s most popular international golf events. Danang has proven over the years to be an excellent choice for a golf event of this calibre. The choice of courses and activities at this central Vietnam destination are hard to top,” said Mark Siegel, Managing Director at Golfasian, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Go Golfing’s Tournament Director Mark Hawley said: “This event is more than just playing great courses. It’s the fun and friendship that is fostered that makes this week so special. People get to meet other golfers from across the globe and are guaranteed to play with new people a similar age and standard each day.
“One of the other great event traditions is colour team competition where players are randomly drawn into a bigger team – it’s a very social week. The courses and caddies look great, we are in for a great week and possibly the best World Masters we have hosted.”
Fraser Ross, General Manager at Pullman Danang Beach Resort, this year’s official hotel venue, said: “The Accor Hotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship 2019 in Danang is a week-long celebration of golf, social and entertainment events.
“Over the years, Accor has been fortunate and proud to be associated with this brilliant event as a partner and sponsor. Pullman Danang Beach resort has been the official venue for five consecutive years.
“While in Danang, guests sample the diversity of the natural landscape stretching over 60 kilometres of shoreline, the hinterland, the Son Tra Peninsula Eco park, Bana Hills, multiple UNESCO heritage sites such as Hoi An, Marble Mountains and Hue or the vibrant city centre of Danang offering a fun and welcoming environment.”
During the golf tournament, participants will play rounds at BRG Danang Golf Resort, Montgomerie Links Vietnam and Bana Hills Golf Club.
The event is co-sponsored by 12 AccorHotels properties across Vietnam and Thailand under the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Movenpick and Metropole brands.
The tournament package includes six nights’ accommodation at Pullman Danang Beach Resort, four rounds of golf with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food and beverage, a welcome dinner, a player’s pack with tournament shirt, personalised caddie bib and a country flag. Participants will also stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth over US$10,000 and more. Daily programme events and day tours are available for non-players.