The BRG Da Nang Golf Resort, which broke new ground last year by hosting an Asian Development Tour event in Vietnam for the first time, has become a member of Asian Tour Destinations (ATD) – the exclusive network of world-class golfing venues in the region with direct ties to the Asian Tour.
The impressive venue in Danang boasts two 18-hole courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other by Greg Norman. This venue has become only the second golf club in Vietnam to join ATD, which now boasts a total of 13 members.
Ken Kudo, associate director of partnerships at the Asian Tour said, “This is another important step in our evolving relationship with the BRG Da Nang Golf Resort. It is an outstanding facility, one of the finest in the country, and is truly a valued partner for the Asian Tour in everything we do in Vietnam. We are delighted to be able to help them achieve their goals through their association with our brand, and we welcome the BRG Da Nang Golf Resort to the ATD fold.”
Through the association with ATD, golf clubs enjoy a wide range of branding and marketing benefits, as well as greater dialogue and networking opportunities with members.
In addition, each member is certified as tour calibre, and can therefore provide a comprehensive range of facilities and services for their members and guests under tournament-ready conditions all year round.
Asian Tour golfers can also play and practice at each venue, allowing members at the clubs to enjoy direct engagement with the region’s best golfers.
Nguyen Thi Nga, chair of BRG Group and owner of BRG Da Nang Golf Resort stated, “It’s a great honour to be selected as an Asian Tour destination. We are proud to join a list of outstanding international venues that have successfully hosted professional golf tournaments and been voted by players and tour officials as top golfing destinations.”
“BRG Da Nang Golf Resort is a world-class facility with 36 holes designed by Nicklaus Design and Greg Norman. This is the venue where we play host and title sponsor the BRG Open Golf Championship, an Asian Development Tour event, and we are now committed to working closely with Asian Tour Destinations,” Nga added.
Chinese teenager Chen Guxin won the BRG Open Golf Championship last September, after beating Lloyd Jefferson Go of the Philippines in a sudden-death play-off. In addition, the Asian Tour made its first visit to Vietnam in seven years last month when it staged the International Series Vietnam, won by Kieran Vincent from Zimbabwe.
Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore was the first to join ATD and was later joined by Black Mountain Golf Club, Laguna Golf Phuket, and Aquella Golf & Country Club, all in Thailand. Other members include Classic Golf & Country Club in India, Kota Permai Golf & Country Club and Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, both in Malaysia, and Laguna Golf Lang Co in Vietnam, among others.
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