Robert Trent Jones II unveils first Vietnamese Championship golf course design

By |  July 30, 2018 0 Comments
Photo provided by Hoiana Shores Golf and RTJ II.

Photo provided by Hoiana Shores Golf and RTJ II.

The coastline project of Hoiana will be home to Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects’ (RTJ II) first Vietnamese championship golf course design: Hoiana Shores Golf Club.

Located on the shores of the Eastern Sea, Hoi An, known as ‘The City of Lanterns,’ the golf club is part of a major destination development which aims to become a compelling golf experience in Asia.

Hoiana is a multi-billion-dollar mega development that stretches roughly 2 1/2 miles of coastline, spanning 1,000 hectares (almost 2,500 miles). The new destination, neighboring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An, will be home to a selection of luxury hotels, entertainment outlets, residential communities, retail complexes, as well as the world-class golf club.

RTJ II — which has designed more than 280 golf courses in 40 countries — was selected as the golf course design firm from a list of world-renowned designers.

“We always strive to finish with a crescendo in our designs to keep people coming back,” Jones said. “There will be few that can rival what we have created with this closing stretch, which completes a great symphony of golf.”

The golf club also unveiled its new logo, comprised of a lantern that sits in place of the traditional flag. The logo is an ode to the famed City of Lanterns and a clear depiction of the club’s location at the cultural heart of Vietnam.

The golf project is expected to employ more than 350 golf and hospitality professionals, the majority of those being sourced from Vietnam’s first ever Golf Operations and Maintenance College on site at Hoiana. The education facility is further evidence of the ownership group’s commitment to creating new jobs and nurturing local talent, while providing a pathway for professionals to transition to Hoiana Shores Golf Club.

To learn more about the project, check out this video.

Photo provided by Hoiana Shores Golf and RTJ II

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