Vietnam course is first to receive Faldo signature status

The award-winning Laguna Golf Lăng Cô course in Central Vietnam has become the first fully operational course in the world to be elevated into a new elite category by its designer Sir Nick Faldo.

The six-time major winner has bestowed ‘Signature Design Status’ on the course, making it his flagship Asian layout.

Opened in 2013, the course enjoys a unique location, sandwiched between the ocean and the mountains.

“From the first time I came here when it was still jungle almost tean years ago, I’ve always considered it a unique place,” said Faldo. “We knew the course was going to be different and special because you play through different environments.

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“You go through the rice fields to the jungle, and then we’ve got beach and river and rocks.

“It really is a special course, with a memorability factor that is sure to keep golfers interested.”

The team at Laguna Golf Lang Co have made numerous changes and improvements to the layout in recent years.

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These include new tees, opening up views of the beach by clearing trees, and the reintroduction of rice paddies in the middle of the course, tended to by a family of water buffalo who act as “bio-mowers”.

Adam Calver, the director of golf at Laguna Golf Lang Co, said: “Being elevated in status like this really speaks volumes of our on-going commitment to realising Sir Nick’s vision.”

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