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Nick Faldo back at course design project in Vietnam
November 9, 2011

Sir Nick Faldo was back in central Vietnam recently to review construction progress at his spectacular ocean-side Laguna Lang Cô project.  Returning for the second time in less than 12 months, Faldo was able to inspect the rough shaping work now complete on 14 of the 18 holes.

"This golf course is shaping up nicely and already has some wonderful movement," said the six-time Major Champion, accompanied by his lead architect Paul Jansen and IGRM's on-site construction management team.  "The diverse character of the terrain allowed us to incorporate some very interesting and unusual features."

"In addition to several views of the ocean, golfers will experience the course's amphitheatre-like mountain backdrop and the rich variety of woodland, scrub and rocky outcrops that feature throughout the round," Faldo added.

"The golf course at Laguna Lang Cô is really coming together thanks to Faldo Design and our construction teams on site," said Michael Ayling, Managing Director of Laguna Lang Cô.  "It was great to welcome back Sir Nick and witness his obvious enthusiasm for the project, and particularly to see him direct the design of his strategic vision for the layout.  We look forward to the golf course opening midway through 2012."

Appointed by Banyan Tree Holdings, Faldo's 18-hole course will form the centrepiece of a luxury integrated resort complex situated on a 280-hectare beachfront site that, when fully developed, will have approximately 2,000 hotel keys under the management of international branded hotel and resort operators, award-winning spas, resort residences, convention facilities and a town centre with retail and recreational facilities.

Laguna Lang Cô is one of five new projects to be undertaken by Faldo Design in Asia, with work also underway on other sites in India, Cambodia and China.

Established in 1991, Faldo Design has completed projects in 14 different countries worldwide.  With offices in London, Hong Kong and the USA, Faldo and his in-house team are currently working in North America, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, India and Asia-Pacific.

Recent award-winning Faldo Design projects include Roco Ki in the Dominican Republic and Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland (respectively ranked as second and third 'Best New International Golf Courses' in 2009 by GOLF Magazine) and Eléa Estate in Cyprus (voted 'Best European Golf Development' in 2011 at the European Property Awards).

For more information on Faldo Design visit www.nickfaldo.com .








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