Travel: Asia

Gary Player’s Major Goal To Raise $100 Million For Charity

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:31 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:20

Gary PlayerThe Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, South Africa’s most successful charity golf tournament, will continue to receive support from The Coca-Cola Company and Sun International by partnering with The Player Foundation in their commitment towards raising $100 million for charity worldwide.

The continued support of Coca-Cola and Sun International for a further three years is a resounding endorsement of a tournament that first teed off in 2000 as part of Gary Player’s vision to raise funds for underprivileged children in South Africa. The tournament has since grown to include a global series of six tournaments worldwide raising more than $62 million for charity.

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Donald’s Ba Na Hills Golf Club Officially Opens

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2016 23:55 Thursday, 07 April 2016 23:52

Ba Na Hills Golf ClubDANANG, Vietnam — The first golf course ever designed by former world No. 1 Luke Donald opened in Asia’s most impressive new golf destination yesterday.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club features 18 tour-caliber holes at the foot of a towering mountain range less than half an hour’s drive from Danang, Vietnam’s fourth largest city and gateway to three other designer courses built within the past seven years.

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Gary Player Selected for First Design Project in Vietnam

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:31 Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:28

altCAU DUONG, Vietnam (GaryPlayer.com) — Gary Player Design announced that their growing golf course portfolio will expand for the first time into Vietnam, with the Cau Duong development near Hanoi.

The focus of the new course construction in the Far East has shifted to Vietnam, as its government has established an environment conducive to golf centered real estate development and tourism. It is an ideal scenario for the Black Knight to design championship courses in a golf hungry nation. Golf is now more than ever a global sport, and the Asian community has embraced this as many players from the surrounding areas are having great professional success. The 12-person International Presidents Cup team boasts five Asian players in this year’s competition.

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BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort Officially Opens

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 22:58 Wednesday, 19 August 2015 22:52

altBRG Group, a leader in finance, banking and golf resorts, officially opened Vietnam’s first Nicklaus Design golf course with the christening of BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort, an 18-hole layout located in Phu Linh, Soc Son, Hanoi, Vietnam.

As the first Nicklaus Design course in the burgeoning market of Vietnam, BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort brings the world’s leading golf course design firm to close to 400 golf courses spread across 41 countries. BRG Legend Hill Golf Resort is also the first golf course in Vietnam to adopt a unique “twin green” design concept, a first for Nicklaus Design not only in Vietnam but in Asia.

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Saujana Becomes a European Tour Destination

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:49 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:39

Saujana Golf & Country ClubSELANGOR, Malaysia — Saujana Golf & Country Club in Malaysia has been announced as the 15th member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network, becoming an official European Tour Destination.

It is only the third venue outside of Europe to gain European Tour Destination status and the 11th in total.

Located approximately 15km outside the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, Saujana hosted the Malaysian Open in 1999, won by American Gerry Norquist, which entered the record books as the first event to be co-sanctioned by The European and Asian Tours.

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