A lucrative $1.5 million Asian Tour tournament at the Ho Tram Strip will make its debut from December 3 to 6 as Vietnam's richest golf showpiece.
The inaugural Ho Tram Open will be held from December 3 to 6 at Vietnam’s first truly integrated resort, located two hours northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, with the magnificent Greg Norman-designed Bluffs Ho Tram Strip golf course playing host to stars from the region’s premier tour following a landmark three-year agreement.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of the Ho Tram Open at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip in December,” General Director of the Ho Tram Project Company, Mr. Colin Pine, said. “This new and exciting event will showcase the magnificent Ho Tram Strip to the world and complement our vision and ambition to deliver world-class entertainment to our guests and visitors.”
Through four days of live television broadcasts that will reach 180 countries and a potential 625 million homes on the Asian Tour’s global TV platform, the Ho Tram Open will propel Ho Tram Strip and The Bluffs onto the international map and showcase the destination as a world-class hub for gaming, entertainment, and recreation.
“On behalf of our players, I would like to thank Ho Tram for its commitment to sponsoring the Ho Tram Open on the Asian Tour until 2017,” said Mr. Mike Kerr, Asian Tour Chief Executive Officer. “With a prize purse of $1.5 million, the Ho Tram Open will take its place as one of our prestigious championships on our 2015 Schedule and our members are very excited to return to Vietnam.”
England’s Robert Rock, the course’s brand ambassador and a two-time winner on the European Tour, will be among the players competing in the inaugural Ho Tram Open. The event will also see the appearance of other celebrities, such as Brian McFadden, formerly of the band Westlife, who will headline the Week of Entertainment (December 1 to 6), and global golf superstar Sergio Garcia, who has won a staggering 24 tournaments worldwide.
The Ho Tram Strip is offering an “Endless Summer Package” with rates starting from VND2.3 million++ ($105) per night until December 31. The package includes accommodation for two in a Dune’s View Room, daily international buffet breakfast for two people at Ginger, resort-wide wi-fi access, a mini-bar with select beverages, access to the resort’s pools, a pool bar, round-trip shuttle bus transfers between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau and the resort, and the fitness center and spa.
Ho Tram Strip is an integrated resort and residential developments located on more than 400 acres of land with two kilometers of pristine beach. The first phase of the project had total capital of $4 billion and work on the second phase is underway, with future phases to see an additional three five-star resorts with investment of over $550 million.
The first phase of its development, The Grand Ho Tram Strip, opened in July 2013 and includes a 541 room five-star hotel, a world-class entertainment facility, nine food and beverage venues, high-tech meeting spaces, including the 1,500-person capacity Grand Ballroom, an exclusive VIP area, and a variety of beachfront recreation activities.