A golf course built in the Bà Nà Hills area in the central city of Đà Nẵng. A new $50 million tourism property golf course project will add to the booming golf resorts and tourism projects that will be developed along 30km of pristine beach from Đà Nẵng to Hội An in the coming decades.. Photo courtesy Bà Nà Hills Golf course
ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng’s People’s Committee has approved plans for a 36-hole golf course by property developer VinaCapital Group.
The city’s planning and investment department said the golf course will cover 22ha in Ngũ Hành Sơn district with an estimated investment of VNĐ1.168 trillion (US$50.8 million).
It said the golf and tourism project will include 500-room, four-star hotels and villas, a tourism village and entertainment centres.
The department said the project would add to the booming golf resorts and tourism projects that will be developed along 30km of pristine beach from Đà Nẵng to Hội An in the coming decades.
The $50 million project would make part of a series of golf and real estate projects Vinacapital has built along the coast.
According to a report from the city, VinaCapital Group had introduced the $30 million residential beachfront Ocean Estates project within the beachfront parcel of the Ocean Resort, the largest resort complex in the central region.
The group has developed a chain of beach resorts such as the Dunes, the Ocean Villas, Norman Estates and the Dune Residence in Ngũ Hành Sơn district since late 2009.
The city said Vinacapital has invested $200 million in beach resorts, golf courses and apartment complexes in Đà Nẵng.
At a conference in the city last year, seven golf course in central Việt Nam agreed to join together to form a new golf-specific marketing group – the Việt Nam Golf Coast – extending from the up-and-coming city of Đà Nẵng to the foothills of Huế and shores of Hội An.
Đà Nẵng alone earned $68 million per year from golf tourism, and the city expects to increase the figure to $186 million in the coming years when more golf courses open.
According to the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, 169 golf tourism companies operating in Asia plan to expand into Việt Nam.
The International Association of Golf Tour Operators in co-operation with Đà Nẵng’s Tourism department has built a strategy to develop golf tourism for Đà Nẵng in 2017-22.
Đà Nẵng and neighbouring provinces of Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên-Huế are popular sites in central Việt Nam, with beautiful golf courses designed by Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Collin Montgomerie and Luke Donald. — VNS