A total of 48 prestigious titles for golf and golf service categories were awarded at the Vietnam Golf & Leisure Awards 2022 at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on October 13.
|Representatives of golf courses and golf service brands honoured at Vietnam Golf & Leisure Awards 2022
Pham Tien Van, head of the organising committee said, “We are confident that those awarded will not only be grateful to the golf courses and golf-related entertainment items but also contribute to encouraging the industry to make more efforts to perfect the best services for golfers as well as promote the beauty of Vietnamese golf to the world.”
The ceremony welcomed a large number of judges, including representatives of Vietnam Golf & Leisure, the Vietnam Golf Association, the General Department of Physical Education & Sports, the general director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, along with foreign golf experts and several directors of golf courses, hotels/resorts, entertainment brands, and golf services across the country.
Nguyen Trung Khanh, general director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said, “For five consecutive years since 2017, the World Golf Awards have honoured Vietnam as Asia's best golf destination, including the world's best golf destination in 2019 and 2021. Vietnam's consecutive receipt of these prestigious awards has affirmed the attractiveness of Vietnam's golf tourism."
|Nguyen Trung Khanh, general director of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism speaking at the award ceremony
“The organisation of the Vietnam Golf & Leisure Awards event will contribute to promoting the sustainable development of the golf movement, creating motivation for golf courses to upgrade services, and promoting Vietnam as an attractive golf destination in the region and world.”
Oh Sang Jun, an expert and judge of the top 100 golf courses in the world for US Golf Magazine and a member of the competition jury, has three major criteria to evaluate golf courses: form, function and condition. He also hopes that in the future, Vietnam will have a golf course in the top 100 of the world
“After playing 15 courses and visiting three more, I have high expectations for the future of Vietnamese golf. Vietnam has more than 1,700 km of beautiful coastline and the best geological conditions for golfing. You would be surprised if I told you that nearly half of the top 100 golf courses in the world are built on sandy soil like the coastal land of Vietnam, " said Oh Sang Jun.
Top 10 best golf courses in Vietnam 2022
A total of 23 golf courses and 16 entertainment service awards were announced at the awards ceremony.
Another jury member, Eric Lynge, Asia senior advisor of Sport Marketing Survey said, “Vietnam has great potential to become stronger in the golf tourism market when it has the appropriate and right research and promotion strategies”.
Overcoming more than 60 golf courses eligible to participate in the vote, Hoiana Shores Golf Club was honoured to receive the title of Best Golf Course in Vietnam 2022. Ocean Course belonging to PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet was honoured as the Best New Golf Course in Vietnam.
The Top 10 best golf courses in Vietnam for 2022 were Hoiana Shores Golf Club, The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip, Laguna Golf Lang Co, KN Golf Links Cam Ranh, PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiet, Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang, BRG Danang Golf Resort, Ba Na Hills Golf Club, SkyLake Resort & Golf Club, and Montgomerie Links Golf Club.
In addition, 16 service categories associated with golf were also honoured at the awards ceremony. Organisers also awarded prizes to car companies, banks, and the favourite airline for golfers.