Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Troon-managed Vattanac Golf Resort is celebrating the opening of the spectacular ‘The Dragon Turn’ night golf.
The night golf is an exciting addition to the recently opened West Course, offering golfers a unique opportunity to play in the breathtaking surrounds of Phnom Penh under the cover of darkness.
‘The Dragon Turn’ is aptly named after the shape of the lake that sits in the middle of three holes of the nine-hole floodlit course. Night golf will be available for play from sunset with the last tee time at 9 pm.
The launch of ‘The Dragon Turn’ night golf comes after a successful end to 2020 for the resort following the opening of the second Faldo Design course, the West Course, and the East Course being named ‘Cambodia’s Best Golf Course’ at the 2020 World Golf Awards.
Karl Whitehead, General Manager at Vattanac Golf Resort, said: “It’s been an incredibly exciting end to 2020 and start to 2021 for us at Vattanac Golf Resort.
“The announcement of the nine holes of night golf on the West Course showcases how we not only want to compete to have the best championship courses in Asia, but also, under Mr Vattanac’s vision, want to offer golfers a fresh and exciting approach to the game.
“The dramatic landscape of ‘The Dragon Turn’ under the night sky will hopefully provide golfers this.”
Set within captivating natural surroundings, the East Course is a strategic layout that utilises dramatic water features, creative bunkering, and various forms of native fauna.
The ‘East’ pays homage to the marvels of Khmer architecture and the country’s rich history, with magnificent scale replicas of the world-renowned Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and Preah Vihear Temple.
The West Course has distinctive differences from the East Course, defined by narrower and more undulating fairways, a variety of unique water features and testing Paspalum greens.
Cultural sculptures and stunning landscaping enhance the striking scenery. The ‘West’ features five sets of tees, starting at 4,935 yards, through to 7,249 yards.
The next phase of the integrated resort development will be a golf academy.
Troon is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation and Faldo Design is an Associate Business Member.