Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate unveiled as first AT destination

Mon 02 Sep 2013

Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate unveiled as first AT destination

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Singapore, August 23: The Asian Tour has launched its exclusive network of world-class golfing properties around the region with the unveiling of The Dalat at 1200, Country Club and Private Estate by Centurion Group Development as the Tour’s first Asian Tour Destination in Dalat, Vietnam.
The Dalat at 1200  Country Club and Private Estate is the first property to become part of the newly established Asian Tour Destinations network which promises to offer a comprehensive range of facilities and services to their members and guests as well as Asian Tour players and officials.
The Development is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2015.
This unique partnership, where their identity will be closely aligned to the Asian Tour, will also welcome an Asian Tour tournament after the 2015 opening.
In addition to bringing the Asian Tour into this market, both the Tour and The Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate are committed to the development of golf in Vietnam and in particular to encourage more player development and foster junior player development.
The Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate will also be home to the first Asian Tour Performance Golf Institute.
The Asian Tour Performance Golf Institute will be focused primarily on being the Asian Tour players’ home away from home, enabling them to practice and hone their game during and after the season.   Its aim is also to provide the highest level of instruction to Club Members and developing professionals from Vietnam and overseas
Located in Dalat, Vietnam which is accessible by air via a 30 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh and a one hour and 40 minute flight from Hanoi, this exciting development itself is centered on bringing a new type of lifestyle to Asia.
Situated on an amazing 2,100 acre site which sits at an elevation of 1,200 meters in a self-contained mountain and lakeside setting, The Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate is unlike anywhere else in Asia.
With the dry and temperate climate and a mean temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, the Property will be playable all year round, allowing not just a unique environment for the Tour’s players but, offering a Tour Player’s experience to both members and guests alike.
Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate  18-hole championship golf course will be designed by Asian golfing legend Kyi Hla Han, a former Asian Tour Order of Merit winner.
This is the first named design course for Han and it will be combined with a 5,000 square meters clubhouse and 250 villas, styled with an architecture that is reminiscent of French country living.
Future development will include larger private estate homes, additional golf facilities, an outdoor activities centre, a professional tennis training centre and all of the other outdoor activities that are expected from a quality development focused on active and healthy lifestyles.
Kay Hwa Tang, a Director of the Development, said:  “We are delighted to partner with the Asian Tour in building the first Asian Tour Destination. We are not just excited about the golfing facilities that we are building but we are equally excited about creating a resort that resonates with each member of the family.
Whether you are golfing or indulging in activities like hiking, biking, playing tennis, fishing and any other outdoor adventures you can think of, Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate is a resort where you can get back to nature to de-stress and re-charge. We call it ‘The Great Escape!’”
Han, Asia’s number one in 1999 where he has won over 20 tournaments across the region, said: “I am very excited to be designing the golf course at Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate . I’ll be using all my experiences from playing at the top golf courses around the world and from my 25 years as a touring professional for my first design.
Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate golf course will be one of the very few courses in Asia which will have bent grass greens as the weather conditions in Dalat are ideal.”
Asian Tour’s CEO Mike Kerr described the landmark partnership as a ground breaking development and believes it is a testament to the standing of the Asian Tour as the region’s premier Tour.
“The Asian Tour is a recognised brand name in the golf industry. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in the region where we are celebrating our milestone 10th season in 2013, our association with Corporate Asia is second to none,” said Kerr.
“There is a lot of excitement in welcoming Dalat at 1200 Country Club and Private Estate onboard as our first ever Asian Tour destination and we look forward to a wonderful partnership which will certainly benefit all parties.
The launch of Asian Tour Destinations is very significant as it is a new business venture for us and we are confident it will benefit our partners, the Tour and our players.” added Kerr.
About the Centurion Group
The Centurion Group is a leading diversified business group founded in 2005 with investments in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Through Centurion’s asset management and private equity arm, the Group has invested in numerous companies spanning industries ranging from, food & beverage, consumer products, natural resources, technology, manufacturing and environmental projects to real estate. It has offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of
PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Canon (Official Imaging Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), SAXO Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.
 
For further information, please contact Ms. Maggie Wai at the Centurion Group at:
+852 2169 0966
Dalat1200info@centurion.sg