Located in the beautiful Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vinpearl Golf presents an extraordinary event that showcases their commitment to excellence in golf and resort experiences. Set against the stunning scenery of Hon Tre, this golf extravaganza surpasses expectations and offers an unparalleled experience.
Introducing Vinpearl Nha Trang
Kicking off with a Legends Tour, one of Europe’s top professional golf tours, the legendary golfers set out on a journey to claim the championship cup. Starting from the iconic Tram Huong Tower, symbolizing the heart of Khanh Hoa, they made their way along the Tran Phu coastal road in VinFast VF 9 vehicles, receiving a warm welcome from the sports community at Hon Tre.
From November 28 to December 2, 2023, Vinpearl Nha Trang hosted a spectacular golf tournament, featuring 60 golf “legends” including Euan McIntosh, Emanuele Canonica, John Price, James Kingston, Adilson Da Silva, Stephen Dodd, Joakim Haeggman, Peter Baker, and Markus Brier. This historic event marked the first-ever European professional golf tournament in Southeast Asia.
After two days of friendly Pro-Am rounds with Vietnamese and international golfers, the legendary golfers competed in three thrilling official rounds. Adilson da Silva, the Brazilian maestro, displayed exceptional form and secured a well-deserved victory. Along with the prestigious Dong Son Bronze Drum replica trophy, a symbol of Vietnamese tradition, he also won a prize package valued at an impressive 93,500 USD.
Scott Hend took second place, while Ricardo Gonzalez and Michael Campbell, the US Open 2005 champion, shared third place. The top three contenders received prizes totaling 200,000 USD, and the organizers plan to increase future event prize funds to an astounding 1 million USD.
The tournament took place at Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang, an internationally acclaimed 18-hole golf course nestled on the picturesque Hon Tre island. With its stunning design, the course blends seamlessly with the azure sea and majestic mountains, offering challenging fairways, hilly terrain, and ever-changing sea breezes—captivating players with its unique charm.
Over the course of three days, the legendary golfers delivered awe-inspiring performances, showcasing their perfect swings, precise putts, and astonishing ball trajectories. Notably, on the second day of competition, legendary English golfer Malcolm MacKenzie recorded a Hole-In-One (HIO) at the par 3 Hole 13. The hole, known for its panoramic view of the sea and challenging terrain, provided an exhilarating moment that left spectators cheering. Malcolm MacKenzie’s remarkable achievement earned him an “all-in-one” vacation at Vinpearl valued at 250 million VND and a one-year stay at the Pullman Vung Tau Hotel worth 100 million VND.
A Legendary Journey of Golfing Experience
Beyond the golf tournament, Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023 offered a luxurious travel experience within the unique ecosystem of Vinpearl Nha Trang. With five magnificent beach resorts, the VinWonders theme park, the Vinpearl Golf course, the Vinpearl Convention Center, and the Vinpearl Theater, visitors enjoyed a comprehensive range of amenities and activities.
Set against the breathtaking Nha Trang Bay, the islands of Hon Tre and Hon Tam provided idyllic settings for resort experiences, high-end relaxation, and maximum privacy for visitors. The pathways on the island were lined with radiant trees, creating a magical and serene atmosphere. Festive decorations added a touch of joy and familiarity to the international visitors, creating a welcoming atmosphere year-round.
Prior to the rounds on the Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang course, the seasoned golfers enjoyed four days of complete relaxation. They indulged in luxurious beachfront villas, mesmerizing multimedia performances at VinWonders Nha Trang, rejuvenating spa treatments at Akoya Spa, natural mud baths on Hon Tam Island, and exquisite dining experiences featuring local specialties and global culinary excellence.
Legendary golfer Michael Campbell, ambassador of Vinpearl DIC Legends Vietnam 2023, praised Vinpearl Nha Trang, stating, “These experiences are beyond amazing! I will return to Nha Trang with friends and family to explore more local experiences at Vinpearl and the fascinating islands here.”
In a post-tournament statement, Ms. Nguyen Thi Mai Huong, Deputy General Director of Golf Operations at Vinpearl Joint Stock Company, shared their vision of becoming a leading golf management and operation unit in Vietnam and the world. Vinpearl Golf is actively finalizing plans for larger and more prestigious tournaments in 2024, with exciting surprises for the international golf community. They aim to position Vinpearl as a favorite golf and tourist destination worldwide.
The Legends Tour, also known as the European Seniors Tour and Staysure Tour, is a professional golf tournament for male golfers aged 50 and above. Founded in 1992, the tour features many former European Tour players from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.
Vinpearl, a subsidiary of Vingroup, operates 45 establishments including hotels, resorts, theme parks, entertainment complexes, wildlife conservation parks, golf courses, spas, conference centers, and fine dining establishments. With a comprehensive “one-stop destination” model, Vinpearl offers complete vacations and a diverse range of experiences suitable for all ages.