Go Golfing Launches Vietnam World Masters
After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters in Danang from 6 to 12 September 2015.
More than 15,000 club golfers from 28 countries have participated in past World Masters tournaments. Fundamental to the success of past World Masters tournaments is finding world class tourism destinations with premier golf courses, well priced luxury accommodation and a variety of cultural and tourism experiences that appeal to golfers and non playing partners.
According to Go Golfing Managing Director, Peter McCarthy, the coastal city of Danang on Vietnam’s central coast is the perfect venue to host a World Masters tournament. “Danang, with its pristine beaches, modern luxuries, old world charm and three of the very best courses in Asia is sure to be a successful addition to the World Masters tournament series.”
World Masters tournaments are open to club golfers aged 35 years and over. Competition is offered in age and handicap divisions. Playing with golfers of a similar age and standard, from all over the world, is a major drawcard for World Masters events.
Golfasian Managing Director, Mark Siegel, is excited about the quality of courses players will experience at the Accor Vietnam World Masters. “Golf luminaries Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie have designed 3 courses that are simply stunning. For a destination to have three courses of this caliber, full-time caddies and amazing facilities, Danang is a must-play golf destination,” he said.
Promoted internationally as Golf Coast Vietnam, Chairman Joe Millar says that golf visitors to the Central Coast are invariably impressed with the quality and diversity of the courses. “Montgomerie Links is a beautifully presented resort-style layout, Danang Golf Club has exposed sand dunes and a distinct links feel, while Laguna Lang Co is a multi-environment layout with jungle, creeks, rice paddy, beach and sandy blowouts.”
In just five years Danang has grown from no golf courses to 100,000 rounds a year. The influx of golf visitors to Danang since 2009 is part of a tourism boom that saw international visitors pass one million in 2014, 35 percent above 2013 arrivals.
As Vietnam’s fourth largest city, Danang has long been a popular destination with three UNESCO World Heritage attractions – the ancient trading port of Hoi An, the citadel in the former imperial city of Hue, and the My Son (Hindu) Sanctuary – making it a region of immense cultural and historic importance.
Beyond the fairways, Danang has an attractive climate, high quality accommodation, beaches, mountains and scenery, a safe environment, tempting local cuisine, interesting culture and history and friendly people.
The all inclusive tournament package boasts 6 nights accommodation, 4 rounds with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food, beverage and entertainment, welcome and presentation dinners, a player pack with tournament shirt, personalised caddie bib and country flag, US$10,000 in prizes and much more. There is also an attractive program of events and day tour options for non players.
Accor, the world’s biggest chain of hotels and resorts, are the major sponsor of the Vietnam World Masters and participants can choose to stay at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort which will host all tournament functions and dinners, while the Novotel Danang Premier Han River offers a cheaper alternative.
In November 2014, tournament promoters Go Golfing and Golfasian both received top honours at the World Golf Awards in Portugal. Golfasian were awarded Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator while Australian based Go Golfing were recognized as Oceania’s best.
For full information and to register for the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship visit www.vietnamworldmasters.com
You will need to be quick, the inaugural event is limited to just 200 golfers.