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September 29, 2014updated Dec 20, 2023

The First Asian Tour Destination Elevating Golf and Vietnam to World-Class Status

By Neharika Padala

Located in the picturesque South Central Highlands, in the refreshingly temperate Vietnamese city of Dà Lat, sits a new luxury destination, where the world of professional golf meets experiential living. The first phase of the eagerly anticipated The Dàlat at 1200 Country Club & Private Estate is due to open in 2015, incorporating an 18-hole championship golf course, 6,500 sq. m. clubhouse and 250 residential villas.

Owned by the Centurion Group Singapore, The Dàlat at 1200 Country Club & Private Estate is the pioneering property in the recently launched Asian Tour Destinations – an exclusive network of world-class golfing estates– confidently setting the benchmark for the wider vision of the initiative and poised to host an official world ranking tournament on completion.

Named after the location’s altitude at 1,200m above sea level, the picturesque 650-hectare mountain site is enveloped by indigenous pine trees and incorporates a 150-hectare lake. The ‘eternal spring’ climate with its dry, mean temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, makes The Dàlat at 1200 Country Club & Private Estate perfectly suited to offer year round golf, outdoor activities and designer hill-station living.

The 6,500 sq.m. clubhouse exudes space and is as much about function as form; traditional areas such as locker rooms will be oversized, created to invite lounging and lingering, while socially inviting public spaces (complete with accommodation) have been fashioned with the whole family in mind – an unrestricted environment for players and non-players to share in the “lifestyle” experience and spend time together.

The 250 private estate villas, in its first phase, will be styled in harmony with the natural environment and in keeping with local French architectural cues, offering an ambience that is both beautifully sophisticated and perfectly practical.

The 18-hole championship golf course will be designed by Asian golfing legend Kyi Hla Han, former Asian Tour ‘Order of Merit’ winner, drawing from his understanding of the international arena, coupled with his regional knowledge and expertise. With the setting providing dramatic topography and the climate enabling bent grass greens – rare for Asian courses – the course will be on par with US and European counterparts, making it ideal for both international training and an unparalleled local golf experience.

(Source: Asian Tour)

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