HÀ NỘI — Realty developer Sun Group inaugurated the first-ever golf course on Bà Nà Hills in central Đà Nẵng City on March 25.
It was also the first golf course ever designed under the consultation of English golfer Luke Donald, who was the world’s No. 1 player in 2011.
Bà Nà Hills Golf Club, spanning 165ha with 18 holes, is set in the foothills and native forests of the Ba Na Hills, only 25 minutes from Da Nang International Airport.
Based on his experience with the game, Donald said the course was on a great site with good elevation changes and incredible natural features, including large trees, streams and a mountain backdrop.
As part of phase 1, the course has nine roads running along the forest and nine other roads twisting across the hillside.
Golfers of any level will have the opportunity to enjoy 72 standard golf clubs and the longest layout of a golf course in Việt Nam, stretching 7,595 yards, or 6,945 metres, in total.
More importantly, golfers can play at any time of the day, even in the dark, thanks to the world-class lighting system.
Sun Group CEO Dang Minh Truong said the golf course would be a new focal point for attracting international visitors to Đà Nẵng, adding that it was the first in the series of courses the group is developing in Việt Nam.
The Global IMG Group, which manages the course, has left it open to all golfers, rather than requiring membership.
Sun Group said phase 2 of the golf course would be completed by the end of 2018.