|Representatives of golf courses and service brands at the Vietnam Golf & Leisure Awards 2022. — Photo courtesy of the organiser|
HÀ NỘI — A total of 48 prestigious titles for golf and golf service categories were awarded at the Việt Nam Golf & Leisure Awards 2022 at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hà Nội on Thursday.
Phạm Tiến Vân, 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."
Nguyễn Trùng Khánh, General Director of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, said: "For five consecutive years since 2017, the World Golf Awards have honoured Việt Nam as Asia's best golf destination, including the world's best golf destination in 2019 and 2021. Việt Nam's consecutive receipt of these prestigious awards has affirmed the attractiveness of Việt Nam's golf tourism."
The Việt Nam Golf & Leisure Awards event will contribute to promoting the sustainable development of golf, creating momentum for golf courses to upgrade services, and promoting Việt Nam 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 competition jury member, has three major criteria to evaluate golf courses, including form, function and condition. He also hopes that in the future, Việt Nam will have a golf course in the world's top 100.
Another jury member, Eric Lynge, Asia senior advisor of Sports Marketing Survey, said Việt Nam has great potential to become stronger in the golf tourism market when it has the appropriate and right research and promotion strategies.
Among more than 60 golf courses, Hoiana Shores Golf Club was honoured to receive the title of Best Golf Course in Việt Nam 2022. In addition, the ocean course belonging to PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiết was honoured as the Best New Golf Course in Việt Nam.
The Top 10 best golf courses in Việt Nam for 2022 were Hoiana Shores Golf Club, The Bluffs Grand Hồ Tràm Strip, Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, KN Golf Links Cam Ranh, PGA NovaWorld Phan Thiết, Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang, BRG Danang Golf Resort, Bà Nà 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. — VNS