Faldo to create two new courses in Cambodia’s capital
4 November 2010: Sir Nick Faldo was in the Kingdom of Cambodia recently to visit the site for his next golf course design project at the Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh.
Vattanac Properties has appointed Faldo Design to create two 18-hole championship-standard golf courses that will sit at the heart of a luxury resort 15km from the centre of Cambodia’s capital.
Six-time Major winner Faldo was welcomed to the country by Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Hun Sen, before heading to the site to work on the golf courses’ preliminary designs.
“It was an honour to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen and I thank him for his gracious welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia,” said Faldo. “This is a large site and offers real flexibility to create two completely contrasting golf courses. We believe the Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh will complement our existing championship course at Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap and further raise the standard for golf in Cambodia, attracting more visitors to the country from across the region.”
Sam Ang Vattanac, Executive Director of Vattanac Properties, said: “Partnering with Faldo Design is a match made in heaven. We are a premier property developer and aim to set new benchmarks for quality and innovation in Cambodia. The development of the Vattanac Golf Resort will be another testimony to this.
“We strongly believe in the Faldo Design principles, which will bring out the best that our development has to offer. With a good location and design, I am positive that the golfing landscape and standard will be remarkably transformed. I look forward to the exciting future!”
The Vattanac Golf Resort will include at least one luxury hotel, select private residences and a number of sports, recreation and entertainment facilities that will cater for all the family. It is also intended that the courses will set a benchmark for environmentally responsible and sustainable design in the region.
The Vattanac Golf Resort is the latest addition to a portfolio that includes over 25 Faldo Design projects open for play in 17 different countries across the globe. It is the fifth new project to be undertaken by Faldo Design in Asia within the past 18 months, with work already underway on other sites in India, Vietnam and China.