Awards Recognition for Vattanac Golf Resort

Award-winning Vattanac Golf Resort.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Vattanac Golf Resort, the luxury Troon Golf property, is celebrating a string of award wins.

The opulent golf resort is situated in the bustling, contemporary, and exciting city of Phnom Penh and boasts a string of amenities. These include 36 holes which are widely recognised as the best in the country, thanks to its Sir Nick Faldo design and top-level management from Troon.

Vattanac has continued to go from strength to strength this year, collecting a raft of awards, including a bronze award for Best Golf Resort in Asia-Pacific, ranking Vattanac Golf Resort as the number three golf resort in the region.

In addition, the West Course was voted as Cambodia’s number one golf course, the second consecutive year it has received this accolade, and the third year one of Vattanac Golf Resort’s courses was recognised as number one with the East Course receiving this recognition in 2020.

“The recognition as third ranked golf resort in Asia-Pacific is confirmation of the incredibly bright future of Vattanac Golf Resort and Vattanacville,” said Neak Oknha Vattanac Sam Ang, Executive Director at Vattanac Group, a Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

“Alongside luxury hospitality products in Phnom Penh, such as Rosewood Phnom Penh and Hôtel KVL, this award supports to showcase Cambodia as a high-quality hospitality destination and as a must-visit for the golf traveller seeking a high-end, endearing golf experience,” he added.

DJ Flanders, Senior Vice President at Troon International, added: “This recognition is indicative of the commitment to excellence our ownership and associates have at Vattanac Golf Resort. I am confident that Vattanac Golf Resort will continue to be recognised as a premier golf destination within Asia and Troon could not be prouder to be in partnership with Vattanac Golf Resort.”

Chris Geraghty, General Manager of Vattanac Golf Resort, said: “This is another celebratory milestone for Vattanac Golf Resort and recognises the hard work and dedication of all of our people at all levels.

“From associates and management teams, who deliver attentive and personalised experiences, Troon Golf for the backing, systems, and support, and to our ownership whose vision for Vattanac Golf Resort is nothing short of mind-blowing. It is incredibly rewarding to see these collaborative efforts recognised by our peers in the golf industry.”

Both the East and West courses provide a spectacular setting around famous cultural expressions that include scale models of Khmer historical architectural sites, such as UNESCO Heritage Site Angkor Wat, Preah Vihear, Terrace of the Elephants, and Bayon.

The East Course is a strategic layout that utilises dramatic water features, creative bunkering, and various forms of native fauna to challenge golfers of all levels. The West Course has distinctive differences from the East Course, including narrower and more undulating fairways, a variety of unique water features, and testing paspalum greens.

The night golf venue ‘Dragon Turn’, with unique and significant character, has been named by the lake’s shape that sits in the middle of three holes of this nine-hole floodlit course. ‘Dragon Turn’ was voted as ‘The World’s Best 9-Hole Golf Course’ in 2021.

Some of the unique features that the club provides include its GPS-equipped golf carts. Guests can also relax during their round of golf with a meal or a drink while basking in the surroundings in one of seven teahouses across East and West courses.

Troon International (Executive) and Faldo Design (Associate Business) are both members of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

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