Dalat, 16 January 2016 - The first Ladies Professional Golf tournament sanctioned by the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) and The Dàlat at 1200 Country Club & Private Estate (The Dàlat at 1200) will make its debut as the property’s premier official golf tournament from 22-27 March 2016, officials announced today.
The inaugural The Dàlat at 1200 Ladies Championship will take place at the country’s first true country club and private estate. The KLPGA, SBS TV (Korea’s premier TV station) and representatives of The Dàlat at 1200 have signed a three-year agreement to host the tournament on the championship course.
One hundred and twenty professional female golfers from Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, , Hong Kong, China and Vietnam,will compete for the US$ 420,000 prize money following a two-day Pro-Am. The cost for organising this tournament is approximately US$ 3 million.
Televised live across five countries, for five hours a day and delayed telecast in eight other countries, the Ladies Championship will increase awareness and interest across the region for Dalat and Vietnam. At the same time, The Dàlat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate will showcase its world-class villas, resort residences, recreation facilities and stunning surrounds.
“We are excited to announce the launch of The Dàlat at 1200 Ladies Championship, which will be hosted on-property this March,” Tang Kay Hwa, Executive Director at The Dàlat at 1200, said. “This being the first professional ladies tournament to be held in Vietnam is a great opportunity to increase interest in the sport while also showcasing our outstanding property and Dalat city.”
The impressive championship golf course has been open for play since September 2015, catching the eye of enthusiasts in the region and beyond. The Dàlat at 1200 was recently mentioned in the New York Times ‘52 Places to Go in 2016’ wherein Dalat was named in the top 30.
“Our entire team at The Dàlat at 1200 are looking forward to hosting the first professional sanctioned Ladies golf tournament in Vietnam,” said David Hill, General Manager of The Dalat at 1200. “Our course will be in top condition to meet the standards and expectations of the championship players.”
Carved into the heart of central Vietnam’s Daron Valley, the 18-hole, par 73 course, with magnificent panoramic views, fresh mountain air from the surrounding pine forests and fresh produce, of which Dalat is famed, offers a refreshing location with temperatures ranging from 18-25 °C year-round and easily accessible from around the region.
Located 15 minutes from Dalat’s Lien Khuong Airport, rolling hills and fragrant pines encompass The Dàlat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate. Featuring three types of stand-alone villas as well as resort residences, the property boasts unobstructed views of the golf course, the lake and the surrounding mountains.
The Alpine-styled villas have pitched roofs with internal footprints from 250m2 to 414m2 as well as extensive external decking and patios with the option for added swimming pools and Jacuzzis.
The resort residences are three-floor units with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms and 68m2 to 141m2 of internal space, each including an additional balcony area of 16m2 to 69m2.
The Dàlat at 1200 is being developed by The Centurion Group of Singapore, an experienced real estate developer with a diverse portfolio across Asia-Pacific