Two golf courses of Vietnam listed in World 100 Greatest Golf Courses
Every two years, the jury of experts from Golf Digest magazine will review and re-evaluate the rankings of the world's best 100 golf courses based on the Panelists’ rigorous criteria and practical experience on golf courses, with many factors, to create a list of the best and most beautiful golf courses in the world.
In 2016, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip was the first golf course in Vietnam to receive this prestigious award when ranked 74. In 2018, the course ranked 35. And this year, it is the third consecutive year that Greg Norman’s design is named in Top 100. The Bluffs Ho Tram ranks 76th with another golf course in Canada.
The second golf course in Vietnam to be in the Top 100 is Ba Na Hills Golf Club (ranked 89th). This is the first time Luke Donald's work has been honored in this list. Recently, Ba Na Hills has also received the title of The Best Golf Course in Asia at the 6th World Golf Awards in the UAE.
Leading the list of 100 golf courses is the Northern Ireland's Royal County Down G.C, designed by Old Tom Morris in 1889 and was rebuilt by Donald Steel in 1998.
About The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip is located in the Ho Tram sea area, 120 km to the southeast of Ho Chi Minh City - the largest commercial center in Vietnam. A journey of less than two-hour by car will take visitors to The Bluffs golf course on the opposite side of The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex, phase one of the Ho Tram Strip project. The golf course with 18 holes and Par 71, designed by the legendary golfer Greg Norman, was built on a prime geographical location with natural sand dunes, wonderful sea view and primeval forest that created a golf course featuring challenging traditional "links" style.
About Ba Na Hills Golf Club
Opened in March 2016, managed by IMG, Ba Na Hills Golf Club has been widely recognized as one of the golf courses that offer the best experience in that region. The international standard 18-hole golf course is the dedicated design of the brilliant golfer Luke Donald in association with IMG, which depicts a beautiful setting thanks to the surrounding natural scenery, a unique golf product in Vietnam that stands out from the crowd. The clubhouse is fully equipped with international standard services and amenities, along with a comprehensive lighting system on all 18 golf holes that is also a factor to provide great experiences at Ba Na Hills Golf Club.