Accor Vietnam World Masters to Bring More Golfers to Danang

September 1, 2016 Danang, Vietnam — Back by popular demand, the second annual Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship will return to Danang in Central Vietnam from 4 to 10 September 2016.

The 2016 event is attracting over 100 golfers from Australia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship brings together golfers and non-playing partners for the ultimate event and golf holiday experience. The event is open to male and female golfers aged 35 plus and competition is played in divisions based on age and golf handicap.

Marketed internationally as the Golf Coast Vietnam, Danang’s rise as a must play golf destination has been meteoric. Danang was awarded Golf Destination of the Year by the International Associational of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Greg Norman-designed BRG Da Nang Golf Resort was one of only four courses in Asia to receive the coveted Diamond Award. Not bad for a destination that didn’t have any golf courses just seven years ago.

The all-inclusive tournament package boasts 6 nights’ accommodation, 4 rounds with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food, beverage and entertainment, welcome and presentation dinners, a player pack with tournament shirt, personalized caddie bib and country flag, US$10,000 in prizes and much more. There is also an attractive program of events and day tour options for non-players.

Tournament director Mark Hawley is excited by further improvements and innovations for the 2016 Vietnam World Masters. “We have discovered some wonderful talent to perform at event dinners. Our AccorHotels partner hotels will be staging various activities at golf courses, including on-site neck & shoulder massages and many more. The quality and value of our event activities are simply sensational.”

Tournament promoters Golfasian and Go Golfing both received top honors at the World Golf Awards in 2014 and 2015 and are nominated in various categories for the 2016 awards. Golfasian were awarded Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator while Australian based Go Golfing were recognized as Oceania’s best.

More than 17,000 club golfers from 28 countries have participated in past World Masters tournaments. Fundamental to the success of past World Masters tournaments is finding world class tourism destinations with premier golf courses, well priced luxury accommodation and a variety of cultural and tourism experiences that appeal to golfers and non-playing partners.

For full information and to register for the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship visit www.vietnamworldmasters.com

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For more information and photographs contact:
Pascal Orczech
Director of Business Development
Golfasian Co., Ltd.
+66 (0)2 714 8470
pr(at)golfasian(dot)com
www.golfasian.com

 

25% Discount On Vietnam World Masters Golf Tournament

Danang, Vietnam, 7 March 2016 — A big increase in support from AccorHotels has prompted organisers to offer a 25% discount on tournament packages for the second annual AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters from 4 to 10 September 2016.

Last year’s tournament was a great success with players from America, Canada, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand in attendance. Such was the success of the tournament, major sponsor AccorHotels is getting behind the event in a major way.

This is great news for golfers as event organisers have just announced a 25% discount on all event packages. It’s very rare for events to get cheaper, but the reality is that golfers signing up for the 2016 AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters will pay much less than those who attended last year.

The pricing of the tournament package has gone from USD $1,890 down to USD$1,420. This is enormous value when you consider the package includes 6 nights at the 5 star Pullman Danang Beachfront Resort, 4 rounds on the best resort courses with carts and caddies, welcome and presentation dinners plus nightly socials, a fabulous prize pool, airport + golf transfers, goodies bag with shirt plus much more.

Better still, golfers are assured of the very best event experience with the tournament hosted by Australian based Go Golfing and Golfasian, hosts of Australia and Asia’s biggest tournaments for golf club members for more than 20 years. Both Golfasian and Go Golfing received top honours at the World Golf Awards.

Open to male and female club golfers aged 35 years and over, the 4 round tournament guarantees you play with golfers of a similar age and standard. Danang in Central Vietnam is widely regarded as Vietnam’s premier golfing destination.

Event host, Peter McCarthy, ranks Danang as the most idyllic event destination on their expansive tournament calendar. “Both Danang Golf Club and Montgomerie Links are world class courses, matched with equally great caddies, facilities and service. Pullman Danang is simply luxurious and ideally located overlooking 20 kilometres of pristine beach. Nearby UNESCO world heritage sites including the ancient trading port of Hoi An, the citadel in the former imperial city of Hue and the My Son (Hindu) Sanctuary, make this region culturally and historically significant. Add sunny days, exotic cuisine, great entertainment and nightlife and you can see why Danang is such a compelling golf and holiday destination.”

First time travellers to Vietnam, Ronnie and Wendy Triffitt from Australia loved Danang: “I really enjoyed the links design of Danang GC and the greens were so pure. The Montgomerie course was a little more forgiving and the conditioning of the course couldn’t be faulted. We were glad we stayed at the Pullman Danang which is located on a beautiful stretch of beach frequented by surfers. The resort staff were so nice to us. Wendy was a non-golfer and she enjoyed the organised day tours and cooking classes and meeting the other partners. Hoi An is just magic and we loved the fabulous Vietnamese cuisine.”

Pablo Soon from the Philippines has competed in tournaments all over the world and rates the Vietnam World Masters among the best. “I think Danang is perfect for golf holidays and we were spoilt with the event organisation and hospitality this week. The downtown is just beautiful and we enjoyed the restaurants and bars.”

For full information and to register for the AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship visit www.vietnamworldmasters.com

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For photos and more information, contact:
Pascal Orczech
Director of Business Development / Golfasian Co., Ltd.
pr@vietnamworldmasters.com

Accor Vietnam World Masters – Back By Popular Demand

Danang, Vietnam, 10 November 2015 — Back by popular demand, the second annual Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship will return to Danang in Central Vietnam from 4 to 10 September 2016.

The inaugural event held in September 2015 attracted golfers from Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and host nation Vietnam. Featuring 4 rounds of tournament golf, welcome and presentation dinners with live entertainment, nightly 19th hole happy hours and tours to world heritage sites, the event exceeded all expectations. The tournament was so successful that major sponsors Accor and Pullman Danang Beachfront Resort have signed on for the next two years.

The Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship brings together golfers and non-playing partners for the ultimate event and holiday experience. The event is open to male and female golfers aged 35 plus and competition is played in divisions based on age and golf handicap.

First time travellers to Vietnam, Ronnie and Wendy Triffitt from Australia loved Danang: “I really enjoyed the links design of Danang GC and the greens were so pure. The Montgomerie course was a little more forgiving and the conditioning of the course couldn’t be faulted. We were glad we stayed at the Pullman Danang which is located on a beautiful stretch of beach frequented by surfers. The resort staff were so nice to us. Wendy was a non-golfer and she enjoyed the organised day tours and cooking classes and meeting the other partners. Hoi An is just magic and we loved the fabulous Vietnamese cuisine.”

Pablo Soon from the Philippines has competed in tournaments all over the world and rates the Vietnam World Masters among the best. “I think Danang is perfect for golf holidays and we were spoilt with the event organisation and hospitality this week. The downtown is just beautiful and we enjoyed the restaurants and bars. We are already locked in to come back next year.”

Marketed internationally as the Golf Coast Vietnam, Danang’s rise as a must play golf destination has been meteoric. Danang was awarded Golf Destination of the Year by the International Associational of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Greg Norman-designed Danang Golf Club was one of only four courses in Asia to receive the coveted Diamond Award. Not bad for a destination that didn’t have any golf courses just six years ago.

Golf Coast Vietnam Chairman Joe Millar says that golf visitors to the Central Coast are invariably impressed with the quality and diversity of the courses. “Montgomerie Links is a beautifully presented resort-style layout, Danang Golf Club has exposed sand dunes and a distinct links feel, while Laguna Lang Co is a multi-environment layout with jungle, creeks, rice paddy, beach and sandy blowouts.”

In just five years Danang has grown from no golf courses to 100,000 rounds a year. The influx of golf visitors to Danang since 2009 is part of a tourism boom that saw international visitors pass one million in 2014, 35 percent above 2013 arrivals.

As Vietnam’s fourth largest city, Danang has long been a popular destination with three UNESCO World Heritage attractions – the ancient trading port of Hoi An, the citadel in the former imperial city of Hue, and the My Son (Hindu) Sanctuary – making it a region of immense cultural and historic importance.

Beyond the fairways, Danang has an attractive climate, high quality accommodation, beaches, mountains and scenery, a safe environment, tempting local cuisine, interesting culture and history and friendly people.

The all-inclusive tournament package boasts 6 nights’ accommodation, 4 rounds with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food, beverage and entertainment, welcome and presentation dinners, a player pack with tournament shirt, personalised caddie bib and country flag, US$10,000 in prizes and much more. There is also an attractive program of events and day tour options for non-players.

Tournament director Peter McCarthy is excited by further improvements and innovations for the 2016 Vietnam World Masters. “We have discovered some wonderful talent to perform at event dinners. Hoi An and the world heritage sights were so popular that there will be more opportunities to visit these attractions. The quality and value of the pre and post touring options to Ho Chi Minh, Halong Bay and Angkor Wat in Cambodia are simply sensational.”

Tournament promoters Go Golfing and Golfasian both received top honours at the World Golf Awards in 2014 and 2015. Golfasian were awarded Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator while Australian based Go Golfing were recognized as Oceania’s best.

More than 16,000 club golfers from 28 countries have participated in past World Masters tournaments. Fundamental to the success of past World Masters tournaments is finding world class tourism destinations with premier golf courses, well priced luxury accommodation and a variety of cultural and tourism experiences that appeal to golfers and non-playing partners.

For full information and to register for the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship visit www.vietnamworldmasters.com

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For photos and more information, contact:
Pascal Orczech
Director of Business Development / Golfasian Co., Ltd.
pr@asiagolfweek.com

Inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters A Winner

Danang, Vietnam, 15 September 2-15 — Almost 100 club golfers from 12 countries contested the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang, Vietnam from 7 to 12 September.

The week-long tournament for players over the age of 35 included 4 rounds of Championship golf, nightly social and entertainment events as well as touring the region’s popular attractions and tourism experiences.

Golfers played 2 rounds at both the Greg Norman-designed Danang Golf Club and neighbouring Montgomerie Links. The Competition was segregated into divisions based on age and handicap.
The gross champion in the ladies’ division was Robyn Tait from Song Be in Vietnam. Playing off a handicap of 3, Robyn had rounds of 80, 83, 80 and a final round of 76. Kim, from Song Gea was the stableford winner, scoring a 4 round total of 150 points, the best of the tournament.

The mens’ 60+ B grade was keenly contested and after four rounds 3 players were tied on 140 stableford points. Hong Kong’s Jean Paul Cuvelier won on a countback, ahead of Datu Chuah Kim Seah and Felix Go, both from Wack Wack in the Philippines.

Vietnamese golfers performed well with Jonathon Tait (Song Be), Khan Nguyen (Van Tri) and Vinh Lam Hoang (Sky Lake) winning their divisions, while Tony Briffa (Headland) and Tim Gilder (Peninsula), both from Australia, were the other major winners.

Results for all players and photos from the tournament can be viewed at www.vietnamworldmasters.com

Half of the participants came from Australia and New Zealand. The Philippines and Vietnam also had large contingents. Players also travelled from the USA, Canada, Hungary, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and India.

First time travellers to Vietnam, Ronnie and Wendy Triffitt from Australia loved Danang: “I really enjoyed the links design of Danang GC and the greens were so pure. The Montgomerie course was a little more forgiving and the conditioning of the course couldn’t be faulted. We were glad we stayed at the Pullman Danang which is located on a beautiful stretch of beach frequented by surfers. The resort staff were so nice to us. Wendy was a non-golfer and she enjoyed the organised day tours and cooking classes and meeting the other partners. Hoi An is just magic and we loved the fabulous Vietnamese cuisine.”

Pablo Soon from the Philippines has competed in tournaments all over the world and rates the Vietnam World Masters among the best. “I think Danang is perfect for golf holidays and we were spoilt with the event organisation and hospitality this week. The downtown is just beautiful and we enjoyed the restaurants and bars. We are already locked in to come back next year.”

The Accor Hotels Vietnam World Masters is a joint initiative between Australian-based Go Golfing, hosts of the world’s biggest tournaments for club golfers, and Golfasian, Asia’s largest inbound golf tour operator.

The second annual Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship returns to Danang from 4 to 9 September 2016. For event information visit www.vietnamworldmasters.com

Accor sponsors World Masters Golf Championship in Vietnam

The Accor hotel group join hands with golf experts Go Golfing and Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship, held in Danang from September 6-12, 2015. After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to introduce this golfing tournament to Vietnam with Accor as the main sponsor.

World Masters Tournaments are open to club golfers aged 35 years and over. Competition is offered in age and handicap divisions. Playing with golfers of a similar age and standard, from all over the world, is a major draw card for World Masters events.

Accor’s Chief Operating Officer and golf enthusiast, Patrick Basset, says it is an honor to take part in such a major golf event. “We are excited to break new ground in our sports involvement in Vietnam with golf experts such as Go Golfing and Golfasian to launch the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship 2015. This tournament will welcome hundreds of golfers and onlookers, playing at Danang’s world-class golf courses, while pampering themselves in our best-in-class hotels. The ultimate objective of this tournament is to introduce Danang as a premium golf destination and bring attention to the accommodations, facilities and golf itineraries that are second to none in this region.”

“We have been working closely with Accor’s hotels and resorts for numerous years and our golf customers’ feedbacks have proven that they thoroughly enjoy their stay at the Accor properties” said Pascal Orczech, Director of Business Development of Golfasian, Asia’s largest inbound golf tour operator. “The Pullman Danang Beach Resort is a perfect fit for the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship 2015 as it provides all the amenities we look for in a tournament-host hotel. We are confident that golfers attending the event will enjoy every minute of their stay as well as the superb golf courses.”

Participants can choose to stay at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort which will host all tournament functions and dinners, while the Novotel Danang Premier Han River is another accommodation alternative.

“As a partner of the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship 2015, we are so proud to be associated with this world-class golf event” said Timothy Nott, General Manager of Pullman Danang Beach Resort. “We are delighted to host Vietnam’s biggest 19th Hole festivities and golf presentations each night during the tournament as well as providing the luxurious beachside accommodation for the event. We are confident the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship will be the new benchmark for Masters events in the region and look forward to many years of partnership to come,” he added.

The all-inclusive tournament package boasts 6 nights’ accommodation, 4 rounds with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food and entertainment, welcome and presentation dinners, a player pack with tournament shirt, personalized caddie bib and country flag, with US$10,000 in prizes and much more. There is also an attractive program of events and day tour options for non-players.

Vietnam to Host World Masters for Club Golfers

Danang, 12 February 2015 — After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang from 6 to 12 September 2015.

World Masters Tournaments are open to club golfers aged 35 years and over. Competition is offered in age and handicap divisions. Playing with golfers of a similar age and standard, from all over the world, is a major draw card for World Masters events.

Accor, one of the world’s biggest chain of hotels and resorts, is the main sponsor of the Vietnam World Masters. Accor’s Chief Operating Officer and golf enthusiast, Patrick Basset, says it is an honor to take part in such a major golf event. “We are excited to break new ground in our sports involvement in Vietnam with the launch of the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship 2015. This tournament will welcome hundreds of golfers and onlookers, playing at Danang’s world-class golf courses, while pampering themselves in our best-in-class hotels. The ultimate objective of this tournament is introduce Danang as a premium golf destination and bring attention to the accommodations, facilities and golf itineraries that are second to none in this region.”

Participants can choose to stay at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort which will host all tournament functions and dinners, while the Novotel Danang Premier Han River is another accommodation alternative.

“As a partner of the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship 2015, we are so proud to be associated with this world-class golf event” said Timothy Nott, General Manager of Pullman Danang Beach Resort. “We are delighted to host Vietnam’s biggest 19th hole festivities and golf presentations each night during the tournament as well as providing the luxurious beachside accommodation for the event.  We are confident the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship will be the new benchmark for masters events in the region and look forward to many years of partnership,” he added.

The all-inclusive tournament package boasts 6 nights’ accommodation, 4 rounds with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food, beverage and entertainment, welcome and presentation dinners, a player pack with tournament shirt, personalized caddie bib and country flag, US$10,000 in prizes and much more. There is also an attractive program of events and day tour options for non-players.

For full information and to register for the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship visit www.vietnamworldmasters.com. You will need to be quick, the inaugural event is limited to just 200 golfers.​

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For more information and photographs contact:

Pascal Orczech

Director of Business Development

Golfasian Co., Ltd.

+66 (0)2 714 8470

pr@vietnamworldmasters.com