Month: October 2021

Vattanac Golf Resort celebrates dual World Golf Awards recognition for “Cambodia’s Best Golf Course”, and the “World’s Best 9 Hole Golf Course”

Vattanac Golf Resort, managed by Troon, the leader in upscale club management, is celebrating after it was named the winner in two categories at the 2021 World Golf Awards. Vattanac Golf Resort’s West Course has been officially recognized as  “Cambodia’s Best Golf Course”, and the unique 9 hole night course, The Dragon Turn, has been awarded the esteemed recognition as “The World’s Best 9 Hole Golf Course”. The World Golf Awards serves the purpose of recognizing, rewarding and celebrating golfing excellence, and is one of the most prestigious and respected bodies in this field.

The West Course is the second 18 hole championship course to be added to Vattanac Golf Resort. Designed by Sir Nick Faldo and opened in October 2020, it differs from the East Course (2020 winner of “Cambodia’s Best Golf Course”), in that it has narrower and more undulating fairways, a variety of unique water features and testing Paspalum greens. With a slightly more intimate feel compared to the imposing East course design, the West course has quickly become a favorite with valued guests.

“Throughout the project at Vattanac we wanted to celebrate the unique character and identity of the Cambodian culture so to see the design recognised and rewarded with such honors is fantastic. We have been privileged to work with the team across both its courses, and to now see the West thriving alongside the East is wonderful” – Sir Nick Faldo states.

Vattanac Golf Resort’s 9 hole floodlit course, is aptly named The Dragon Turn as it has four holes that are played around a Dragon shaped lake. Inspired by ownership’s vision to create a venue with unique and significant character, “The Dragon Turn” offers golfers a fresh and exciting approach to the game under the night sky. The recognition of the “Dragon Turn” as “The World’s Best 9 Hole Golf Course” is a success not just for Vattanac Golf Resort, but for Cambodia as a golfing destination.

“The team really have done a brilliant job with the construction of the night golf facility around the Dragon Lake, it looks magnificent and further extends the enjoyment of golfers out on the course with a playing experience that will be hard to beat anywhere in the world. It is fully deserving of the awards and I can’t wait to get back over there to take it all in when I next get the chance!” – concludes Sir Nick Faldo.

Sam Ang Vattanac, owner of Vattanac Golf Resort states: “It is a great honor to receive recognition on a global level. We are humbled by this achievement, and the recognition is a testament to all those that have worked with us and supported us since the very beginning. Cambodia has a big future with golf and is set to become one of the most exciting golfing destinations in the region. We are proud to be a part of this journey and to play a role in the growth of this great game”.

Over and above these awards, Vattanac Golf Resort continues it’s great evolution – with exciting and innovating additions. The golf academy, of which boasts 28 bays powered by Eagle Try technology, a relaxed restaurant and one of the largest and most unique pro shops in the country, is officially open. In the coming months, two world class school rooms, a boutique golf gym, three simulator rooms and four VIP rooms will also be added. Each of these additions will showcase the latest and leading golf technology.

The passion to grow the game of golf fuels this project, and also exciting initiatives such as the Vattanac Ladies Golf Program, and the Vattanac Junior Golf Program are products of this. Upon its completion in Q4 2021, the Vattanac golf academy is set to be one of the best academy facilities across Asia.

About Vattanac Golf Resort

Vattanac Golf Resort is positioned at the heart of the Vattanacville – Cambodia’s first SMART and ECO satellite city. With unprecedented levels of luxury, innovation, experiences and community living, Vattanacville (of Vattanac Properties) is set to be a very special addition to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Sam Ang Vattanac, Executive Director of Vattanac Properties, states: “We are a company that adheres to core values of quality, virtue and loyalty. Vattanacville is firmly built around these values as we seek to introduce a development of beauty, progressiveness, integration, comfort, friendliness and heritage – of which will be enjoyed and cherished by generations to come”.

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