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KN Golf Links wins at Asian Golf Awards

Released at: 16:46, 07/12/2018

KN Golf Links wins at Asian Golf Awards

Photo: KN Golf Links

Course picks up Best New Golf Course in Asia Pacific award just weeks after opening.

by Doanh Doanh

KN Golf Links - Cam Ranh, one of Vietnam’s newest golf courses, made a stellar debut at the recent 2018 Asian Golf Awards in Bangkok, winning Best New Golf Course in Asia Pacific.

“It’s hugely gratifying for us to be recognized like this, especially given the fact that we have only just opened,” said Mr. Simon Mees, Golf Manager at KN Golf Links - Cam Ranh. “We’ve worked hard to get to where we are today and this recognition only pushes us to do even better in the future.”

The Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links opened on October 27 in south-central Khanh Hoa’s Cam Ranh, site of a spectacular 8-km crescent of sand that is rapidly becoming a destination of distinction in Southeast Asia.

And there were further celebrations less than a week later as the freshly inaugurated layout won one of the top honors at the prestigious ceremony.

In attendance at the ceremony was the development’s owner Mr. Le Van Kiem, who was joined on stage by Mr. Norman himself.

“I would put KN Golf Links up there in the top 10 in terms of unique properties I’ve ever been able to work with,” said Mr. Norman, who has over 100 designs to his name. “I’m looking forward to the world actually getting to experience playing this fantastic golf course.”

KN Golf Links features 27 holes altogether when the nine-hole, garden-style Oasis Course that runs inland from the clubhouse is factored in.

The links portion of the development boasts firm fast-releasing fairways, ample run-off areas around the greens, and massive boulders, some of which form a striking backdrop to the par-5 17th.

KN Golf Links occupies 90 of the 800 ha slated to be developed at KN Paradise, an ambitious integrated resort that will also feature at least three five-star hotels, an array of luxury real estate opportunities, a marina, and a beach club, among other entertainment facilities.

Greg Norman’s two other creations in Vietnam - The Bluffs at Ho Tram Strip and The Dunes Course at BRG Da Nang Golf Resort - also count among the country’s best courses.

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