Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Ba Na Hills Named Asia’s Best Course at World Golf Awards

POSTED ON December 2, 2017 @ 6:45 am

For the second year in a row, Ba Na Hills Golf Club has earned a prominent place on one of the biggest stages in world golf.

Last night, the Luke Donald design on the outskirts of Danang won ‘Asia’s Best Golf Course’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards in La Manga del Mar, Spain.

In 2016, it was voted ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the event, which annually attracts some of the game’s biggest names and most powerful figures from more than 40 countries.

“Just a tremendous honor and accomplishment for us,” said Tim Haddon, general manager of Ba Na Hills Golf Club, which also claimed ‘Vietnam’s Best Golf Course’ during this year’s World Golf Awards ceremony. “To be recognized at the World Golf Awards is to be in exclusive company, to be sure.”

Since launching in 2014, the World Golf Awards has come to be regarded as the most prestigious awards program in golf tourism.

Winners are determined through an open, online survey conducted between March and October and celebrated in November during the prize-giving portion of a three-day, networking extravaganza.

This year, hundreds of thousands of ballots were cast in a variety of different categories, all created to celebrate the companies, courses and destinations helping to shape the future of the golf tourism industry.

“This year’s World Golf Awards was the biggest yet,” said Chris Frost, the program’s managing director. “With every continent represented, it was truly global.”

Opened in March 2016 at the foot of a towering mountain range about half an hour west of Danang, Ba Na Hills Golf Club offers a golf product unlike any other in Vietnam.

In collaboration with IMG, which also built and fully manages the course, former world No. 1 player Donald conceived a championship-standard layout that blends seamlessly into a rolling piece of terrain accentuated by lakes, streams and lush vegetation.

Among the course’s standout features are its flexibility — it can play long, short or anywhere in between, thanks to five sets of tee boxes — its comprehensive lighting system, and its views.

The most breathtaking vantage point comes at the par-3 12th hole, which plays downhill to a bunker-guarded green backdropped by a dense forest stretching as far as the eye can see.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club is owned by Sun Group, one of the leading investors in Vietnam. The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Novotel Danang Premier Han River Hotel and Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort are among the other properties in its portfolio.

For more information about Ba Na Hills Golf Club, or to book a tee time, visit

Vietnam (Nov. 26, 2017) — For the second year in a row, Ba Na Hills Golf Club has earned a prominent place on one of the biggest stages in world golf.

Last night, the Luke Donald design on the outskirts of Danang won ‘Asia’s Best Golf Course’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards in La Manga del Mar, Spain.

In 2016, it was voted ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the event, which annually attracts some of the game’s biggest names and most powerful figures from more than 40 countries.

“Just a tremendous honor and accomplishment for us,” said Tim Haddon, general manager of Ba Na Hills Golf Club, which also claimed ‘Vietnam’s Best Golf Course’ during this year’s World Golf Awards ceremony. “To be recognized at the World Golf Awards is to be in exclusive company, to be sure.”

Since launching in 2014, the World Golf Awards has come to be regarded as the most prestigious awards program in golf tourism.

Winners are determined through an open, online survey conducted between March and October and celebrated in November during the prize-giving portion of a three-day, networking extravaganza.

This year, hundreds of thousands of ballots were cast in a variety of different categories, all created to celebrate the companies, courses and destinations helping to shape the future of the golf tourism industry.

“This year’s World Golf Awards was the biggest yet,” said Chris Frost, the program’s managing director. “With every continent represented, it was truly global.”

Opened in March 2016 at the foot of a towering mountain range about half an hour west of Danang, Ba Na Hills Golf Club offers a golf product unlike any other in Vietnam.

In collaboration with IMG, which also built and fully manages the course, former world No. 1 player Donald conceived a championship-standard layout that blends seamlessly into a rolling piece of terrain accentuated by lakes, streams and lush vegetation.

Among the course’s standout features are its flexibility — it can play long, short or anywhere in between, thanks to five sets of tee boxes — its comprehensive lighting system, and its views.

The most breathtaking vantage point comes at the par-3 12th hole, which plays downhill to a bunker-guarded green backdropped by a dense forest stretching as far as the eye can see.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club is owned by Sun Group, one of the leading investors in Vietnam. The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Novotel Danang Premier Han River Hotel and Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort are among the other properties in its portfolio.

For more information about Ba Na Hills Golf Club, or to book a tee time, visit www.banahillsgolf.com.

.

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Please enter your details:

I am interested in:

  • News
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment / Jobs
  • Grow the Game
Golf Industry Central Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Operations Central

Aspen Software Sponsors AGIF Mini Summits...

Aspen Software Limited, one of Asia’s leading club...

Registrations now open – 2018 BMI International Confe...

CMAA/BMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE –  QUEENSTOWN SAVE THE DATE...

Registration now open – 2018 GMANZ Conference...

“Innovate->Change-> Success->” The Golf Manager’s Association of New...

GA’s Vision 2025 launched to welcome females back into the ...

Golf Australia (GA) has this week published the complete blueprint for Vision 2025  – an initiative to generate greater female participation, involvement...

EOI: Gregg/Norman Roadshow confirmed for Australia – 15-23 July...

Golf Industry Central is very pleased to open Expressions of Interest to Gregg Patterson and Norman Spitzig’s follow up joint workshops in...

Golf Business Australia – PGA Members- Free Insurance Revie...

Who is Golf Business Australia? Official Licensee of the Australian PGA Member of the Steadfast Group & NIBA   Recognised as the...

Golf Business Forum launches full program...

With just under three months to go, excitement is cranking up as the Golf Business Forum launches the final program for the...

Golf Resort homes have higher value according to new study...

Homes within golf resorts are worth 19% more on average than equivalent properties outside resorts, a new study has...

The National Golf Foundation Issues 2018 Golf Industry Report...

The National Golf Foundation (NGF), the trade organization that works with every sector within the golf industry, today released...

2018 PH Golf Course Management Conference a success...

Over a hundred delegates from 31 golf clubs across the country participated in the annual Philippine Golf Course Management...

Malaysian Golf Awards: ‘Occasion of Joy’...

Golf’s high achievers were recognised and celebrated in the 2018 Malaysian Golf Awards. Jointly organised by ParGolf and the...

Suspected drug smuggler busted in Perth with golf-club shafts loa...

Golf-club shafts are often associated with speed. But coke…? According to police in Western Australia, a suspected drug smuggler...

Help Aussie quadriplegic golfer change lives through documentary ...

  Prior to his accident, James Gribble was not only a successful investment banker but an active sportsperson and...