Ho Tram Strip casino resort unveils Greg Norman-designed golf course
The Ho Tram Strip today continued to deliver on its vision to develop a truly unique destination resort in Asia and the most important tourism development in Vietnam with the opening of The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip and the announcement of a new residential offering to be developed at the site.
With golfing icon Greg Norman on hand to cut the ribbon on a course he has called one of the two most beautiful that he has ever been involved in, Harbinger Capital Principal and Ho Tram Strip investor Philip Falcone further took the opportunity to announce that the Ho Tram Project Company would be developing both condominiums and villas which would be available to both international and domestic investors.
“This is a chance for everyone to own a piece of the Ho Tram Strip,” he said.
The company was thrilled to be teeing up The Bluffs, the most anticipated golf course in Vietnam’s history. Open for preview play since early in 2014, the course has already been nominated for three Asia Pacific Golf Awards, including Best New Golf Course in Asia Pacific, Best Golf Course in Vietnam and Best Golf Course Superintendent (Ali Macfadyen).
“To be recognized in such fashion without even being officially open speaks volumes to this course and the job everyone here has done,” said Ben Styles, General Manager of The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip. “We can’t wait for the world to come and enjoy what I firmly believe is as good as any golf experience that exists.”
Mr. Norman was joined by former US Open champion Michael Campbell and two-time European Tour winner Robert Rock.
Mr. Campbell and Mr. Rock took the opportunity to play the course with two of Vietnam’s finest female golfers — LPGA Tour pro Ms. Tang Thi Nhung and US collegiate golfing star and Ba Ria Vung tau native Ms. Ngo Bao Nghi — in a charity exhibition match.
According to Mr. Stephen Shoemaker, the Chairman and CEO of Asian Coast Development Limited, “The new development announcement will see The Bluffs’ scenic dune formations adorned with luxury villas, while the adjacent The Grand Ho Tram Strip will have several vacation condominiums available for investment. All will be available to both international and domestic investors, with detailed plans to be announced in the near future.”
The Ho Tram Strip is located just two hours from Ho Chi Minh City and is being developed by the Ho Tram Project Company - a wholly owned subsidiary of Asian Coast Development Ltd.
Its first phase - The Grand Ho Tram Strip - opened its doors to customers in July 2013 and in so doing became the nation’s first truly integrated resort. Today’s announcement adds The Bluffs to the ‘open for business’ list in Ho Tram. In addition to the condominium tower and villas, future phases will see an additional three five-star resorts added to the 2.2 kilometer seaside strip.