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Playing Golf in Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:02 pm

Vattanac opens Faldo golf course
By TTR WEEKLY -
September 12, 2019

PHNOM PENH, 12 September 2019: Vattanac Golf Resort is the second Cambodian course to join the Faldo Design portfolio, following the opening of its East Course.

The golf course covering 7,500 yards takes inspiration from the Bayon temple at Siem Reap, as well as actual on-course replicas of other pre-Angkor structures, including the Preah Vihear and Angkor Wat.

Located 20 kilometres from the centre of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, this is the first of two championship-standard 18-hole golf courses that make up the core of the with the West Course set to be completed later this year.

The other Faldo designed course is located in Siem Reap. The Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap is recognised for having one of the best clubhouses in Cambodia.
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Re: Playing Golf in Cambodia

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:10 pm

How do we respond generously to this exciting KOW announcement?
Ummmmm....

(i'll get back to you when i think of something nice to say)
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:04 pm

July 1, 2020
World’s largest club mgt firm tapped to manage golf course in Cambodia
Troon, the world’s largest professional club management company, has been tapped to manage one of Cambodia’s leading golf courses.

A recent report in Golf Course Industry magazine said Troon International, the global arm of the United States (US)-based company has been selected to oversee golf and club operations, club membership, marketing, F&B operations and golf course agronomy at the Vattanac Golf Resort.

Located 45 minutes away from Phnom Penh city centre, Vattanac Golf Resort is notable for hosting an 18-hole golf course (East Course) designed by British golfing legend Nick Faldo. The East Course is part of an integrated resort development which will later include another 18-hole golf course (West Course).

Vattanac Golf Resort opened in May last year. In just a short time, it was able to earn a place among the best golfing destinations in the Kingdom. Vattanac Golf Resort is among the five Cambodian nominees in the World Golf Awards 2020.

“We’re excited to usher in phase two of the development project for Vattanac Golf Resort in addition to Troon managing the Club on a full-time basis,” Sam Ang Vattanac, the owner of the resort, was quoted as saying in the report.

“The addition of these two world-class courses helps us in delivering our vision of positioning Cambodia as a true golf destination,” he added.

Cambodia has long shed off its former reputation as a conflict-torn country and has become one of Southeast Asia’s leading tourist destinations.

Foreign golfers have been flocking*, not only to see Angkor Wat and other tourist destinations, but also to play a round or two of golf in several world-class golf courses in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. In addition to Vattanac Golf Resort, the other high-end courses in Cambodia include the Angkor Golf Resort, Cambodia Golf & Country Club, Garden City Golf Club and Phokeethra Country Club.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740049/w ... -cambodia/
*Foreign golfers have been flocking*, not only to see Angkor Wat and other tourist destinations...
says the Khmer Times, although the Cambodian borders have been closed to tourists for some time now, and tourist visas are still not being issued by Cambodian embassy and immigration authorities.
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Re: Playing Golf in Cambodia

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:47 pm

"Flocking foreign golfers"

Hmm... i won't disagree
Personally i prefer 50 flocking farm families working thier 50 flocking hectres of prime flocking rice paddy land.
(from which they undoubtably got unceremoniously flocking disposessed from)

but thats just me - and probably 50 flocking farming families
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Re: Playing Golf in Cambodia

Post by Yerg » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:14 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:47 pm
"Flocking foreign golfers"

Hmm... i won't disagree
Personally i prefer 50 flocking farm families working thier 50 flocking hectres of prime flocking rice paddy land.
(from which they undoubtably got unceremoniously flocking disposessed from)

but thats just me - and probably 50 flocking farming families
I’ll take the golf, Stern :hattip: :oops:
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Re: Playing Golf in Cambodia

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:12 pm

No worries, Yerganaut
I'm just trying to get somebody upset.
Not becuse i am nasty or anything like that
just bored
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Re: Playing Golf in Cambodia

Post by Yerg » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:41 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:12 pm
No worries, Yerganaut
I'm just trying to get somebody upset.
Not becuse i am nasty or anything like that
just bored
:mrgreen:
I remember my first round in Cambodia. It was at Garden City. I was enthralled by the little mongoose family by a little lake on the course. I’d never seen a mongoose before and they were so playful and sweet. A little mongoose family. I cracked on and a couple of holes later it dawned on me. One of the only predators of cobra!!! I’ll admit to being significantly more studious in the rough from that point forward. :lol:
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:34 pm

INAUGURAL SENIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT TO TEE OFF IN SIEM REAP
A new senior golf tournament, dubbed the ‘Cambodia Inaugural Seniors Open’, will be held on November 21- 22 at the Angkor Golf Resort.
Angkor Golf Resort general manager David Baron said, “The Cambodian Seniors Open will be the first of its kind in Cambodia and we look forward to crowning a new national golf champion.
“As with most sports, both professional and amateur, there is often a senior circuit, tour or category. We certainly see this in golf at most golf clubs and we can see the senior Pro’s playing each week on the PGA Champions Tour.”
The competition will have two divisions – 50-59 years old, and 60 plus. Both divisions will have gross and net prizes, and an overall title will be given to the player with the lowest 36-hole gross score, regardless of age.
The tournament is open to Cambodian nationals and residents only, and the entry fee is $180 per participant.
- Siem Reap News
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